Facts about Östergötland

Area: 10,562 km²

Form of government (Sweden): Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy

Seat of county government: Linköping (153.000 inhabitants)

Language: Swedish. Many Swedes also speak good English.

Currency: Swedish krona (SEK)

Opening hours: Banks are usually open Monday–Friday 10–15;. Shops are open Monday–Friday 10–18, Saturday 10–14. Shopping malls have longer opening hours and are also open on Sunday. Food shops in the larger cities and towns are usually open 8–20.

Exchange facilities: In banks, or in currency exchanges, where the opening hours are longer.

In case of illness: SOS emergency phone number is 112. For the Medical Advice Service phone 1177

Time zone: CET (UTC+1), CEST (UTC+2)

Drinking water: Tap water is safe to drink.

Average temperatures: January: -2.8°C/27.0°F. July: +17.2°C/63.0°F

Hours of daylight: January 6 hours. July: 18 hours