List of metropolitan areas in Sweden

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Sweden has three metropolitan areas consisting of the areas surrounding the three largest cities, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.[1] The statistics have been retrieved from Statistics Sweden and the statistics released February 19, 2014.[2] The official Land Area for each municipality have also been retrieved from Statistics Sweden (February 24, 2014).[3]

Metropolitan Stockholm[edit]

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Central Stockholm and Old Town

Metropolitan Stockholm (also known as Greater Stockholm or, in Swedish, Storstockholm), is a metropolitan area surrounding the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Since 2005, Metropolitan Stockholm is defined by official Swedish Statistics as all of Stockholm County.[4] It is the largest of the three metropolitan areas in Sweden.

Metropolitan Stockholm is divided into 5 areas: Stockholm City Centre, Söderort, Västerort of Stockholm Municipality; and the northern suburbs and southern suburbs, which consists of several municipalities.

Statistics[edit]

Municipality Number Population Area¹ Density² Part
Stockholm 1 897,700 187.17 4,796.17 Centre, West, South
Huddinge 2 102,557 131.01 782.82 Southern Suburbs
(Södermanland)
Botkyrka 3 87,580 194.17 451.05
Salem 4 16,001 54.09 295.82
Södertälje 5 91,072 525.15 173.42
Nykvarn 6 9,523 152.76 62.34
Nynäshamn 7 26,796 358.76 74.69
Haninge 8 80,932 458.07 176.68
Tyresö 9 44,281 69.25 639.44
Nacka 10 94,423 95.12 992.67
Värmdö 11 39,784 448.03 88.80 Northern Suburbs
(Uppland)
Lidingö 12 45,178 30.80 1,466.82
Vaxholm 13 11,188 57.88 193.30
Österåker 14 40,495 312.40 129.63
Norrtälje 15 56,845 2016.04 28.20
Vallentuna 16 31,616 358.36 88.22
Sigtuna 17 43,372 327.40 132.47
Upplands-Bro 18 24,703 235.47 104.91
Upplands Väsby 19 41,449 75.09 551.99
Täby 20 66,292 60.72 1,091.77
Sollentuna 21 68,145 52.64 1,294.55
Danderyd 22 32,222 26.40 1,220.53
Järfälla 23 69,167 53.81 1,285.39
Ekerö 24 26,355 217.68 121.07
Sundbyberg 25 42,626 8.67 4,916.49
Solna 26 72,740 19.30 3,768.91
Total 26 2,163,042 6,526.24 331.44 Metropolitan Area

1/ km²
2/ Population per km²

Metropolitan Gothenburg[edit]

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Central Gothenburg and the harbor, the largest in the Nordic Region

Metropolitan Gothenburg (Storgöteborg or literally Greater Gothenburg), is a metropolitan area surrounding the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. The metropolitan region is located in Västra Götaland County, except for the municipality of Kungsbacka, which is located to the south in Halland County. As of 2005, the municipalities of Alingsås and Lilla Edet were added to the region. The region is often used for statistical measures, and estimates in the 1960s predicted that the region would have about one million inhabitants in the year 2000. The region is the second largest metropolitan area in Sweden after Metropolitan Stockholm.

Statistics[edit]

Municipality Number Population Area¹ Density²
Gothenburg 1 533,271 447.76 1,190.98
Mölndal 2 61,978 145.84 424.97
Partille 3 36,147 56.83 636.05
Härryda 4 35,732 266.78 133.94
Lerum 5 39,319 258.61 152.04
Ale 6 28,074 316.51 88.70
Kungälv 7 42,109 362.59 116.13
Öckerö 8 12,574 25.74 488.50
Tjörn 9 15,050 167.36 89.93
Stenungsund 10 24,932 251.91 98.97
Lilla Edet 11 12,829 316.23 40.57
Alingsås 12 38,619 472.03 81.81
Kungsbacka 13 77,390 606.67 127.57
Total 13 958,024 3,694.86 259.29

1/ km²
2/ Population per km²

Metropolitan Malmö[edit]

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The Øresund strait between Malmö and Copenhagen with Malmö in the foreground and the island of Amager and part of southern Copenhagen in the background

Metropolitan Malmö (Stormalmö or literally Greater Malmö) is the metropolitan area that includes Malmö in Sweden and much of its surroundings. The area encompasses the south-eastern part of the Scandinavian Öresund Region. The metropolitan area surrounding the cities of Malmö and Lund in the southernmost part of Sweden are usually denoted as Southwestern Scania (Sydvästra Skåne) or more seldom Metropolitan Malmö.

Since the 1970s, improved highways and commuter train connections have meant that commuting area has grown to include Ystad, Skurup, Sjöbo, Eslöv, Höör, Landskrona and Helsingborg. It's not uncommon to live in Malmö and work either in Ystad or Helsingborg, or vice versa. Mentally, however, these towns have kept their allegiance with older divisions of Scania. Inhabitants of Eslöv and Höör consider themselves to live in Central Scania, like Landskrona still is grouped together with Helsingborg rather than Malmö–Lund.

Statistics[edit]

Municipality Number Population Area¹ Density²
Malmö 1 312,994 156.87 1,995.24
Vellinge 2 33,807 142.61 237.06
Trelleborg 3 42,837 339.87 126.04
Skurup 4 15,025 193.58 77.62
Svedala 5 20,067 218.05 92.03
Lund 6 114,291 427.23 267.52
Staffanstorp 7 22,672 106.82 212.24
Burlöv 8 17,114 18.90 905.50
Lomma 9 22,496 55.52 405.19
Kävlinge 10 29,600 152.56 194.02
Eslöv 11 31,920 419.06 76.17
Höör 12 15,637 290.85 53.76
Total 12 678,460 2,521.92 269.03

In 2006 the municipalities of Eslöv, Höör and Skurup were added to the area of Metropolitan Malmö.

1/ km²
2/ Population per km²

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SCB Statistics Sweden – Definition of Metropolitan Areas in Sweden published in 2005
  2. ^ SCB Statistics Sweden - Population Statistics published February 19, 2014
  3. ^ SCB Statistics Sweden - Official Land Area per Municipality, retrieved February 24, 2014 (only available in Swedish)
  4. ^ SCB Statistics Sweden – Regional Divisions in Sweden published in 2005