Arctic city of Kiruna competing for the European Capital of Culture title

A file photo of Kiruna, Sweden. (Getty Images/Jonathan Nackstrand)
  • Sweden and Poland will each host one European Capital of Culture in 2029.
  • In Sweden, two towns are fighting it out for the title: university town Uppsala in central Sweden, and Kiruna up above the Arctic Circle.
  • ”We’re not trying to be Paris or Rome”, says Patric Kiraly, project manager at Uppsala municipality about the city’s search for its own identity.
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For more on Kiruna’s bid, listen to Radio Sweden’s full report.

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