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Sollentuna Municipality ( Français: Sollentuna, Spanish: Sollentuna, Deutsch: Sollentuna, Русский: Соллентуна) - (The) city in Sweden, situated in Stockholm County region. According to the latest census, the city population is 58897. Geographical coordinates of Sollentuna Municipality (WGS84): latitude: 59° 25' 41" N ( 59.428 ), longitude: 17° 57' 3" E ( 17.9509 ).

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Sollentuna Municipality

Sollentuna kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Sollentuna Municipality
Coat of arms
Sollentuna Municipality in Stockholm County.png
Country Sweden
County Stockholm County
Seat Tureberg, part of Stockholm
Area
 • Total 57.98 km (22.39 sq mi)
 • Land 52.64 km (20.32 sq mi)
 • Water 5.34 km (2.06 sq mi)
  Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)
 • Total 72,528
 • Density 1,300/km (3,200/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Uppland
Municipal code 191
Website www.sollentuna.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

Turebergshuset, municipal building

Sollentuna Municipality (Sollentuna kommun [²sɔlːɛnˌtʉːna kʊˈmʉːn] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality in Stockholm County in east central Sweden, north of Stockholm. Its seat of local government is located in Tureberg, which is a part of the Stockholm urban area.

Sollentuna borders the municipalities of Solna, Sundbyberg, Stockholm, Järfälla, Upplands Väsby, Täby and Danderyd in clockwise order starting to the south.

History

Sollentuna municipality was founded in conjunction with the reform of local government in Sweden in 1863. However, its boundaries are almost equivalent to those of Sollentuna Parish, which dates back to the 12th century. Well into the 20th century, Sollentuna was a predominantly rural area.

Modern Sollentuna evolved around the railway between Uppsala and Stockholm, inaugurated in 1866. Five of the eight districts that make up the municipality today correspond to railway stations, now operated by Stockholm commuter rail system. From south to north: Helenelund, Tureberg (railway station is Sollentuna Station), Häggvik, Norrviken and Rotebro. Viby is an extension of Norrviken and the two remaining districts— Edsberg and Sjöberg—are found along the road to Danderyd. Other roads into Sollentuna includes the road from Kallhäll to Rotebro and the E 4 motorway that approximates the same route as the railway.

Sollentuna received the title of a merchant town (köping) in 1944. Köping status was made obsolete by the municipal reform of 1971.

Demography

Population development

Population development in Sollentuna Municipality 1970–2017
Year Population
1970
37,723
1975
43,413
1980
45,868
1985
48,212
1990
51,377
1995
54,553
2000
58,048
2005
59,355
2010
64,630
2015
70,251
2017
71,848

Source: SCB - Folkmängd efter region och år.

Income and Education

The population in Sollentuna Municipality has the 11th highest median income per capita in Sweden. The share of highly educated persons, according to Statistics Sweden's definition: persons with post-secondary education that is three years or longer, is 40.7% (national average: 27.0%) and the 9th highest in the country.

Residents with a foreign background

On the 31st of December 2017 the number of people with a foreign background (persons born outside of Sweden or with two parents born outside of Sweden) was 23 284, or 32.41% of the population (71 848 on the 31st of December 2017). On the 31st of December 2002 the number of residents with a foreign background was (per the same definition) 12 443, or 21.26% of the population (58 515 on the 31st of December 2002). On 31 December 2017 there were 71 848 residents in Sollentuna, of which 17 657 people (24.58%) were born in a country other than Sweden. Divided by country in the table below - the Nordic countries as well as the 12 most common countries of birth outside of Sweden for Swedish residents have been included, with other countries of birth bundled together by continent by Statistics Sweden.

Politics and government

Sollentuna Municipality has a municipal assembly with 61 members elected by proportional representation through municipal elections, held in conjunction with the national parliamentary elections every four years. The assembly elects a municipal board, (kommunstyrelse) which is the municipality's main governing body, chaired by the Mayor (sw. kommunstyrelsens ordförande). The current mayor is Henrik Thunes, of the Moderate Party.

2018 election results

In the 2018 municipal elections, the seats in the Council are divided in the following way:

The governing parties Parties in opposition
  • The Moderate Party 19
  • The Liberal People's Party 6
  • The Christian Democrats 5
  • The Centre Party 4
  • The Swedish Social Democratic Party 13
  • The Sweden Democrats 5
  • The Left Party 4
  • The Green Party 3
  • The Sollentuna Party 2

2014 election results

In the 2014 municipal elections, the seats in the Council are divided in the following way:

The governing parties Parties in opposition
  • The Moderate Party 22
  • The Liberal People's Party 6
  • The Christian Democrats 4
  • The Swedish Social Democratic Party 12
  • The Left Party 2
  • The Sollentuna Party 4
  • The Green Party 5
  • The Sweden Democrats 3
  • The Centre Party 3

2010 election results

In the 2010 municipal elections, the seats in the Council are divided in the following way:

The governing parties Parties in opposition
  • The Moderate Party 26
  • The Liberal People's Party 7
  • The Centre Party 2
  • The Christian Democrats 2
  • The Swedish Social Democratic Party 11
  • The Left Party 2
  • The Sollentuna Party 6
  • The Green Party 4
  • The Sweden Democrats 1

2006 election results

In the 2006 municipal elections, the seats in the Council are divided in the following way:

The governing parties Parties in opposition
  • The Moderate Party 26
  • The Liberal People's Party 7
  • The Centre Party 2
  • The Christian Democrats 4
  • The Swedish Social Democratic Party 13
  • The Left Party 2
  • The Sollentuna Party 5
  • The Green Party 2

2002 election results

In the 2002 municipal elections, the seats in the Council are divided in the following way:

The governing parties Parties in opposition
  • The Moderate Party 19
  • The Liberal People's Party 11
  • The Centre Party 2
  • The Christian Democrats 4
  • The Swedish Social Democratic Party 16
  • The Left Party 3
  • The Sollentuna Party 4
  • The Green Party 2

List of mayors since 1971

  • (1971–1974) Urban Gibson (fp)
  • (1974–1977) Carl-Erik Nilsson (c)
  • (1977–1980) Sven Olle Isidor Persson (s)
  • (1980–1987) Jan-Olov Sundström (m)
  • (1987–1998) Gun Blomberg (m)
  • (1998–2000) Christina Naess (m)
  • (2000–2010) Torbjörn Rosdahl (m)
  • (2010-2015-07-11) Douglas Lithborn (m)
  • (2015-07-12- 2015-09-16) Anna Lena Johansson (fp)
  • 2015-09-17- Henrik Thunes (m)

Public transport

Sollentuna is served by the Stockholm public transport system. Stockholm commuter rail have five stations within the municipality. There is also an extensive SL bus network.

Localities and districts

Since 1995 the bulk of the built-up area of the municipality is statistically counted to the multimunicipal city of Stockholm. A few houses on the eastern border (with about 10 inh.) are in Täby urban area. Sjöberg is constituting a locality of its own.

The municipality is subdivided into the following districts with population as of 31 December 2011:

  • Tureberg, 15,650 inhabitants
  • Rotebro, 8 802
  • Helenelund, 11,100
  • Edsberg, 9,208
  • Viby, 5,794
  • Sjöberg, 4,627
  • Häggvik, 4,717
  • Norrviken, 3,335
  • Vaxmora, 2,517
  • Järvafältet, 37
  • Rest, 104

Lakes

Ice skating on Lake Norvikken in winter.

Central to the landscape of Sollentuna are the rather big lakes Norrviken and Edsviken—the latter a bay of the Baltic Sea.

Lake Norrviken

Edsviken and Norrviken are popular lakes for ice tour skating during the winter. The municipality plows a 15 km long skating track on Norrviken. Note that Norrviken is also the name of a district at the western shore of the Norrviken lake.

Other lakes:

  • Fjäturen
  • Ravalen
  • Rösjön
  • Väsjön
  • Översjön
  • Snuggan
  • Djupan

International relations

Twin towns — sister cities

The municipality is twinned with:

Sights

Edsbergs slott

  • Edsbacka krog, located by Edsbacka lake and founded already in 1634, was the only Swedish restaurant with two stars in the Michelin Guide until it closed in February 2010. Now the site have a slightly less fancy restaurant called Edsbacka Wärdshus.
  • Edsbergs slott was built in rococo 1760. Its 400 km² can be rented.
  • Probable burial mound of King Agne from the 5th century.

Sports

Sollentunavallen

Bandy at Sollentunavallen

Sollentunavallen is the biggest playing field. It consists of two fields. The main arena is for football and athletics. Alongside it there's a field with artificial grass, which is used for bandy during the winter season.

The following sports clubs are located in Sollentuna Municipality:

  • Sollentuna Volleybollklubb
  • Rotebro IS FF
  • Sollentuna FK
  • Konståkningsklubben Sollentuna
  • Turebergs FK
  • Helenelunds IK
  • Sollentuna HC
  • SKIFT

As of June 2013 there were 57 sports clubs in Sollentuna. The full list is maintained on the municipality web site.

Notable people

  • Jonas Bane, actor
  • Kajsa Bergqvist, high jumping world champion
  • Thomas Bodström, football player, politician, former minister of justice
  • Ted Gärdestad, pop musician
  • Maia Hirasawa, musician
  • Patric Hörnqvist, NHL hockey player playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Jonatan Johansson, snowboarder
  • Ulrika Jonsson, television presenter
  • Christer Pettersson, Olof Palme murder suspect
  • Rednex, country pop group
  • Farhad Shakely, poet
  • Linda Skugge, writer
  • Mats Sundin, ice hockey player
  • Johan Munck, Chief Justice of Sweden
  • Caroline Winberg, model
  • Niklas Svedberg, hockey player for the Boston Bruins
  • Rickard Rakell, hockey player for the Anaheim Ducks
  • Charlotte Lindström, former model who was charged in 2007 for ordering a hitman to kill two witnesses in Australia

See also

  • Sollentuna Hundred

References

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 2014-01-01. Archived from the original (Microsoft Excel) on 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2018" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  3. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 22.
  4. ^ "Medianinkomst". Ekonomifakta. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "Andel högutbildade". Ekonomifakta. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  6. ^ Antal personer efter region, utländsk/svensk bakgrund och år (Read 4 januari 2019)
  7. ^ Statistiska centralbyrån: Utrikes födda efter län, kommun och födelseland 31 december 2017 (XLS-fil) Läst 4 januari 2019
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  9. ^ [Douglas Lithborn died 2015-07-11 http://www.sollentuna.se/sv/arkiverade-nyheter/nyheter-2015/kommunstyrelsens-ordforande-i-sollentuna-har-avlidit/]
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  12. ^ "Korta fakta 2012" (PDF). Sollentuna Municipality. 13 April 2012. Archived from the original (pdf) on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2010-01-13. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

External links

  • Sollentuna Municipality - Official site

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