|Adolf Fredrik Church|
Adolf Fredrik Church
|Affiliation||Church of Sweden|
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Parish church|
Adolf Fredrik Church (Swedish : Adolf Fredriks kyrka) is a church in central Stockholm, Sweden, named after Adolf Frederick. It was built in 1768-1774, replacing a wooden chapel from 1674, which was dedicated to Saint Olof. It was opened on 27 November 1774.
Swedish is a North Germanic language spoken natively by 10 million people, predominantly in Sweden, and in parts of Finland, where it has equal legal standing with Finnish. It is largely mutually intelligible with Norwegian and to some extent with Danish, although the degree of mutual intelligibility is largely dependent on the dialect and accent of the speaker. Both Norwegian and Danish are generally easier for Swedish speakers to read than to listen to because of difference in accent and tone when speaking. Swedish is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era. It has the most speakers of the North Germanic languages.
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