Nordstan (English: North town) is a shopping centre in Gothenburg, Sweden. It is one of the largest shopping centres in Scandinavia, with approximately 180 shops and 150 offices, (Ideapark and Itäkeskus in Finland are by comparison bigger since they consist of a single building) and Europe's most visited shopping centre with more than 35 million visitors in 2008. The shopping centre's total area is about 320,000 square metres divided into nine interconnected buildings, where retail and restaurant floor space makes up around 70,000 square metres. The covered streets and squares comprise 8,000 square metres. The companies housed in Nordstan employ in total six thousand people and their total annual turnover is in excess of 3,5 billion kronor.