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Don't confuse Uppsala and Gamla Uppsala[edit]

The historical section sems to confuse Uppsala (former Östra Aros) with Gamla Uppsala (former Uppsala). The present-day cathedral was not built on the site of the heathen temple. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:18, 22 August 2005‎ (UTC)


User:Holdek, you have now thrice changed the word "liberalism" to "socialism" in the sentence "Historically, Uppsala has been a centre both of conservatism and liberalism, both receiving their ideological nourishment from the University." Please explain in which way you think it is more correct to say that Uppsala has been a centre for socialism than of liberalism. Please name some important Uppsala socialists or give some examples of events important in the history of Swedish socialism which have taken place in Uppsala. You are also welcome to discuss the liberalism of Uppsala and explain why you think it is less worthy of mention. Uppland 06:45, 11 November 2005 (UTC)

The problem is that I suspect the original author meant to use the word "liberalism" to mean "leftism" based on the second sentence, "evenly divided between left and right." I don't have any details of the University and its connections to political thought, but likewise I don't see any evidence support the sentence as it originally was in the article. If you have some facts on this I'd like to see them. Otherwise, based on how the paragraph is constructed, I'd guess that my take on it is more accurate, but it is just a guess and I am open to an alternative that we can reach consensus on. --Holdek (talk) 08:26, 11 November 2005 (UTC)
On the whole, the article needs a complete rewrite and expansion using proper references, but I think your edit is based on a misunderstanding of the intentions of the earlier author. You seem to assume that the original author wasn't aware of Swedish/European political terminology, but as far as I can see, the sentence originated with a Swedish Telia IP (here, later merged with the main article). Swedes generally find the American usage of liberal as equalling "leftist" as rather exotic, and I doubt anyone would use it that way. The paragraph is, as I understand it, to be read as contrasting a historical situation with the current one.
Uppsala has had a number of prominent liberals, stretching back to the later Geijer (after his "defection" from conservatism), the liberal Verdandi student society, founded in 1882 with Karl Staaff, later prime minister 1905-06 and 1911-14, as its first chairman, and the historian Nils Edén, who was liberal prime minister 1917–1920. I can also think of a couple of nationally prominent social democrats with an Uppsala affiliation from the 19th century or first half of the 20th century, Hjalmar Branting and Östen Undén. There could well be others. My hunch is still that the liberal tradition is stronger, at least until the time of the radicalisation of the students in the late 1960s and 1970s. If you prefer to remove the sentence entirely, you are welcome to do so. Uppland 10:59, 11 November 2005 (UTC)
No, you give some good examples and you might very well be right about the original intentions of the author. Perhaps then I am basing my edit on the akwardness of the paragraph that lends itself to a lack of of clarity. I'm going to make another edit; tell me if you think it works alright. Holdek (talk) 15:55, 11 November 2005 (UTC)



The biggest nation, i.e. the one with the most members is Norlands, a region in norther Sweden. Stockholms is the second biggest with their club night on a thursday. However the best nation as voted by the Eklendoff herald, is Varmlands. Their club night which runs every friday is a must for ravers who like to party all night and then leave in a drunken mess and observe the norther lights (according to the amount of alcohol consumed, cannot be guarenteed or verified- need reference) The many hotdog sellers that scatter the town are legends according to student revelers. You can acquire a small hotdog for the small price of 10 SEK and the Jumbo one which is a favourite of Swedish pop sensation Donna Hogan for 25 SEK. The University Student house of Eklendoff is a must see tourist attraction with a huge antique dining room and gardens. A ghost of a woman called Sara supposedly haunts the residence and has been known to show up in rooms late at night.

— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:10, 10 February 2007‎ (UTC)

Coat of arms[edit]

The coat of arms are not the arms of Uppsala city, it is the arms of Uppsala County. (fr:Catégorie:Uppsala) — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:24, 25 June 2007‎ (UTC)

You are absolutely right. --Bonadea 07:31, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Aerial photo[edit]

I was trying to add an aerial photo of Uppsala, which I uploaded to Commons, but I couldn't f**ing figure out how to do it. Maybe I'm too tired, or too stupid, but since it is clearly encouraged to upload images to Commons rather than to Wikipedia, the procedure to inline that image into the article should be much clearer! Anyway, the image is commons:File:Uppsala by air 17-Apr-2009.jpg. europrobe (talk) 20:55, 17 April 2009 (UTC)

Never mind. Turns out, I tried to add the image too soon after uploading it. europrobe (talk) 07:55, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

Name meaning?[edit]

What does "Uppsala" as a place name mean? Also I want to inquire similarly of "Östra Aros" - Oestra I'm assuming means 'east', such as "east something", correct? (talk) 02:34, 15 July 2009 (UTC)

The word Uppsala (Upsala) consists of two parts - preposition up 'upper' and sala which likely is of Baltic origin, cf. Latvian sala 'island', like in place names Doles sala, Moricsala, Latgalian sala 'willage', like in place names Aussala, Sala, Vidsala, Vistusala. So Upsala likely means 'upper willage', cf. Latvian Augšciems 'upper willage'.
Östra Aros means 'East river mouth'. Roberts7 (talkcontribs) 08:44, 31 August 2009 (UTC)
there was also a "western aros" - today's Västerås. k kisses 13:58, 27 September 2010 (UTC)
Why on earth are we looking at Latvian for a translation? Sal in Swedish means ""great hall"" and stems from Old Norse where the meaning was similar, indicating some kind of hall, constructed or natural. Sala was the plural form.
Östra Aros meant ""eastern river mouth"" (to differentiate from West Aros).Skrofler (talk) 11:31, 17 September 2011 (UTC)


I have been pointed to the education section of this artical by a fellow wikipedian. The current revision as of now is correct; and editing the artical to state a difference between 'Religous' and 'Other Higher Eduaction' will just result in me revising that section, unless of course you can provide justification for the terminology. Thanks! Skullbird11 (talk) 19:47, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

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For plugging into the infobox: What's the demonym for Uppsala? i.e.: "Stockholm" : "Stockholmare" :: "Uppsala" : "_____" ? —Sburke (talk) 00:56, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Uppsalabo -- (talk) 22:14, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Main sites[edit]

The photo of the garden is from the royal garden of the Uppsala castle, not from the Linneus botanical garden. This royal garden was trnasformed in botanical garden in 1807 to commemorate the 100 aniversary of Linneus. The Linneus botanical garden is a small garden with a small orangerie. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:14, 24 June 2014 (UTC)