Sollentuna Municipality

Coordinates: 59°26′N 17°57′E / 59.433°N 17.950°E / 59.433; 17.950
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Sollentuna Municipality
Sollentuna kommun
Municipal code
163
Websitewww.sollentuna.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

Sollentuna Municipality (Sollentuna kommun

seat of local government is located in Tureberg
, which is a part of Sollentuna urban area.

Geography

Sollentuna borders the municipalities of

in clockwise order starting to the south.

Localities and districts

Since 1995 the bulk of the built-up area of the municipality is statistically counted to the multimunicipal city of

is constituting a locality of its own.

The municipality is subdivided into the following districts according to population as of 31 December 2021 [4]Befolkningsstatistik[5]

Lakes

Ice skating in winter.
Ice skating on Lake Norrviken 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

History

Sollentuna municipality was founded in conjunction with the reform of

Sollentuna Parish,[citation needed
] which dates back to the 12th century. Well into the 20th century, Sollentuna was a predominantly rural area.

Modern Sollentuna evolved around the

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 1810–2019
Year Population
1810
872
1850
827
1900
1,290
1910
2,269
1920
3,933
1930
9,221
1940
13,485
1950
18,631
1960
25,145
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
2019
73,857

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.[6] 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.[7]

Residents with a foreign background

On 31 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 31 December 2017). On 31 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 31 December 2002).[8] 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.[9]

2022 population by district

This is a demographic table based on Sollentuna Municipality's electoral districts in the

SCB official statistics.[10]

There were 74,969 residents and 52,341 Swedish citizens of voting age.[10] 48.3% voted for the left coalition and 50.0% for the right coalition. Indicators are in percentage points except population totals and income.

Politics and government

Turebergshuset, municipal building

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,[11] of the Moderate Party
.

2022 election results

In the 2022 municipal elections, the council's seat composition was the following:

The governing parties Parties in opposition

2018 election results

In the 2018 municipal elections, the council's seat composition was the following:

The governing parties Parties in opposition

2014 election results

In the 2014 municipal elections, the council's seat composition was the following:

The governing parties Parties in opposition

2010 election results

In the 2010 municipal elections, the council's seat composition was the following:

The governing parties Parties in opposition

2006 election results

In the 2006 municipal elections, the council's seat composition was the following:

The governing parties Parties in opposition

2002 election results

In the 2002 municipal elections, the council's seat composition was the following:

The governing parties Parties in opposition

List of mayors since 1971

Public transport

Sollentuna is served by the Stockholm

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

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 has a slightly less fancy restaurant, again under the name, Edsbacka Krog [14]
  • Edsbergs slott was built in the rococo style in 1760. It's 400 km²
  • Probable burial mound of King Agne from the 5th century.

Sports

Sollentunavallen
Bandy at Sollentunavallen

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:

As of December 2022 there are 64 sports clubs in Sollentuna. The full list is maintained on the municipality web site.[15]

Notable people

International relations

Twin towns — sister cities

The municipality is

twinned with:[16]

See also

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 och befolkningsförändringar - Kvartal 4, 2023" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 22, 2024. Retrieved February 22, 2024.
  3. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 22.
  4. ^ 31 December 2021
  5. ^ "Korta fakta 2012" (PDF). Sollentuna Municipality. 13 April 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Medianinkomst". Ekonomifakta. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "Andel högutbildade". Ekonomifakta. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  8. ^ Antal personer efter region, utländsk/svensk bakgrund och år (Read 4 januari 2019)
  9. ^ a b Statistiska centralbyrån: Utrikes födda efter län, kommun och födelseland 31 december 2017 (XLS-fil) Läst 4 januari 2019
  10. ^
    SVT
    . 11 September 2022. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  11. ^ a b "Klart med ny ordförande i kommunstyrelsen". 31 August 2015.
  12. ^ [Douglas Lithborn died 2015-07-11 http://www.sollentuna.se/sv/arkiverade-nyheter/nyheter-2015/kommunstyrelsens-ordforande-i-sollentuna-har-avlidit/]
  13. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 2015-07-22. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  14. ^ "Edsbacka Krog, restaurang i Sollentuna".
  15. ^ "Välkommen att vara aktiv i Sollentuna".
  16. ^ "Vänorter - Sollentuna kommun". Archived from the original on 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2010-01-13.

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