Husby, Stockholm

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View of Akalla in the foreground, Husby and finally Kista Science Tower in the background
Typical plattenbau building from the 1970s in Husby

Husby is a district (Swedish: stadsdel) in Rinkeby-Kista borough, Stockholm, Sweden.[1] Husby has 11,551 inhabitants as of December 31, 2007.[2]

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 Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Somalia.[3] 81.9% of the inhabitants have a first- or second-generation foreign background as of December 31, 2007.[2]

There are many runestones in the surroundings of Husby, remnants from when Vikings used to live here.

2013 riots[edit]

Main article: 2013 Stockholm riots

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. The rioters were mainly members of immigrant communities, especially Iraqi, Somalian, and Eastern European. [4]

Notable people from Husby[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Administrative divisions of the City districts". Stockholms stads utrednings- och statistikkontor AB. 2008-04-14. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  2. ^ a b "Områdesfakta Husby stadsdel". Stockholms stads utrednings- och statistikkontor AB. Retrieved 2008-06-08. 
  3. ^ Roger Andersson. "Clustered, Trapped and Excluded? Exploring immigrants’ social and geographical trajectories in Swedish Metropolitan Areas 1990-2008". Institute for Housing and Urban Research, Uppsala university, Sweden. Retrieved 2013-05-21. 
  4. ^ Retrieved 30 May 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

Coordinates: 59°24′34″N 17°55′37″E / 59.40944°N 17.92694°E / 59.40944; 17.92694