Norrkoping, a town of Sweden, in the province of Linkoping, at the mouth of the Motala in the Braviken, an inlet of the Baltic, 85 m. S. W. of Stockholm, with which it is connected by railway; pop. in 1869, 22,997. It is one of the oldest and finest towns of Sweden, is regularly built, and has wide and well paved streets, and six public squares. It contains three churches, a synagogue, a college, and a hospital. The Motala, flowing through the town, forms two islands, is crossed by four bridges, and furnishes in several cascades the motive power which renders Norrkoping the most important manufacturing town in Sweden. Cloth, hosiery, paper, playing cards, tobacco, sugar, soap, and starch are manufactured. There are several ship yards. The registered shipping includes 11 steamers and 19 sailing vessels; about 200 foreign and 1,100 Swedish vessels enter and leave the port annually. - The town was founded in the 12th century. In 1719 it was totally destroyed by the Russians, and four times in the early part of the present century it suffered severely by fire.