Husby is located on the blue Metro line. The main construction of modern Husby, with its multi-level concrete apartment buildings, started in 1972 as part of the Million Programme. The subway station was opened in 1977 and the train takes approx. 20 minutes to Stockholm City. The name of the suburb was taken from a former royal farm, still located in the area. The streets of Husby are named after cities in Norway.
Today, Husby has a large population of immigrants, mostly from the former Yugoslavia, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Somalia. 81.9% of the inhabitants have a first- or second-generation foreign background as of December 31, 2007.
In May 2013, the district was the center of worldwide attention, due to riots that spread to several other parts of Stockholm. Over the course of three days, approximately 129 cars were burned, garages were set on fire, and the rioters engaged in sporadic clashes with the police.
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