Danderyd Municipality

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Danderyds kommun
Municipality
View over Danderyd, 2006
View over Danderyd, 2006
Coat of arms of Danderyds kommun
Coat of arms
Danderyd Municipality in Stockholm County.png
Country Sweden
County Stockholm County
Seat Djursholm
Area[1]
 • Total 32.67 km2 (12.61 sq mi)
 • Land 26.4 km2 (10.2 sq mi)
 • Water 6.27 km2 (2.42 sq mi)  18.6%
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 32,222
 • Density 990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Uppland
Municipal code 0162
Website www.danderyd.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

Danderyd Municipality (Danderyds kommun) is a municipality just north of Stockholm in Stockholm County in east central Sweden. It is one of the smallest municipalities of Sweden, but the most affluent. Its seat is located in Djursholm.

The "old" rural municipality Danderyd was split up during the early 20th century, when Djursholm and Stocksund broke away in 1901 and 1910 respectively. Since 1971 Danderyd Municipality is reunified in approximately the old boundaries.

The current chairman (2011) of the municipal executive committee (kommunstyrelsen) is Björn Hamilton, of the Moderate Party.

The four districts making up Danderyd are: Danderyd, Djursholm, Stocksund within Stockholm urban area and Enebyberg.

Jonas Gustavsson, the NHL player, and Jakob Lindberg, the lutenist, were born here.

District Population (2006)" [3]
Danderyd 10 108
Djursholm 8 815
Enebyberg 4 971
Stocksund 6 153
Other 53
Total 30 226

The population in Danderyd Municipality is among the most affluent in the country, having the highest average taxed income per capita. One of the reasons for this is the high price on real estate, which in turn is partially due to a restrictive policy on new developments by the municipality council.

The high income of the population has enabled the municipality to maintain a relatively low rate of taxation, but a government redistribution scheme intended to transfer money from municipalities with a better than average economic situation is one factor that has forced the local government to raise the municipal income tax somewhat in the last few years.[when?]

Roads[edit]

The European route E18 stretches from Stocksund north towards Norrtälje Municipality.

Public transport[edit]

Danderyd is served by the Stockholm public transport system through SL. There are two stations on the Stockholm metro red line: Danderyds sjukhus and Mörby centrum. There are also several stops on the narrow gauge Roslagsbanan suburban railway as well as an extensive bus network.

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Coordinates: 59°24′N 18°05′E / 59.400°N 18.083°E / 59.400; 18.083