Vadstena

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Vadstena
The 15th-century Vadstena Town Hall is the oldest in Sweden
The 15th-century Vadstena Town Hall is the oldest in Sweden
Vadstena is located in Sweden
Vadstena
Coordinates: 58°27′N 14°54′E / 58.45°N 14.9°E / 58.45; 14.9Coordinates: 58°27′N 14°54′E / 58.45°N 14.9°E / 58.45; 14.9
Country Sweden
Province Östergötland
County Östergötland County
Municipality Vadstena Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 3.41 km2 (1.32 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 5,613
 • Density 1,645/km2 (4,260/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Vadstena is a town in the county of Östergötland in Sweden. It is the seat of Vadstena Municipality.

Back in the Middle Ages, the town housed a Catholic monastery, which was closed in the 16th century, when Sweden turned towards Martin Luther's Protestantism. In the 20th century, the monastery was re-opened.

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