List of cities in Sweden

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This is a list of towns in modern Sweden that once enjoyed town privileges, thus were entitled to call themselves town (Swedish: stad, plural städer). The year indicates the year they were established or when they were granted a royal charter. The list does not include towns in Finland established during Swedish rule.

Legally and administratively, the term stad is not used in Sweden since the municipal reform of 1971, when the municipality (kommun) became only existing form of local government. Before the reform there were 132 urban centres that had the title of stad.

The urban centres of these municipalities are still called stad in daily speech and 14 of the municipalities have chosen to continue to call themselves stad in marketing situation, although several of them now encompass large rural areas following the merger of Swedish municipalities in the 1970s and 1980s. These 14 are: Borås Municipality, Gothenburg Municipality, Haparanda Municipality, Helsingborg Municipality, Landskrona Municipality, Lidingö Municipality, Malmö Municipality, Mölndal Municipality, Solna Municipality, Stockholm Municipality, Sundbyberg Municipality, Trollhättan Municipality, Vaxholm Municipality and Västerås Municipality.

The decision to call themselves stad has been taken purely for image/marketing reasons. In legal situations the word kommun (municipality) must be included in the municipality's name and governmental authorities will only refer to them by their legal names.

Town Population Charter
Alingsås 37,825 1619
Arboga 10,369 1200
Arvika 14,184 1911
Askersund 3,937 1643
Avesta 14,738 1641–1686, 1919
Boden 18,680 1919
Bollnäs 26,455 1942
Borgholm 3,093 1816
Borlänge 49,200 1944
Borås 63,441 1622
Djursholm 8,819 1914
Eksjö 9,676 1400
Enköping 20,204 1300
Eskilstuna 60,185 1659
Eslöv 16,551 1911
Fagersta 10,890 1944
Falkenberg 18,972 1558
Falköping 15,821 1200
Falsterbo[1] 6,937[2] 1200
Falun 36,447 1651
Filipstad 6,177 1611
Flen 6,114 1949
Gothenburg 516,532 1619
Gränna 2,578 1652
Gävle 71,033 1446 (before)
Hagfors 5,403 1950
Halmstad 55,688 1200
Haparanda 4,778 1848
Hedemora 15,164 1446 (before)
Helsingborg 97,122 1085
Hjo 6,075 1400
Hudiksvall 14,850 1582
Huskvarna 21,500 1911
Härnösand 18,003 1585
Hässleholm 17,730 1914
Höganäs 13,550 1936
Jönköping 89,396 1284
Kalmar 35,170 1100
Karlshamn 18,768 1664
Karlskoga 27,500 1940
Karlskrona 35,212 1680
Karlstad 61,685 1584
Katrineholm 21,386 1917
Kiruna 18,154 1948
Kramfors 6,235 1947
Kristianstad 35,711 1622
Kristinehamn 17,836 1582–1584, 1642
Kumla 20,456 1942
Kungsbacka 17,784 1400
Kungälv 21,139 1100
Köping 17,358 1474
Laholm 5,835 1200
Landskrona 28,670 1413
Lidingö 44,000 1926
Lidköping 27,941 1446
Lindesberg 8,752 1643
Linköping 97,428 1287
Ljungby 14,810 1936
Ludvika 14,018 1919
Luleå 45,467 1621
Lund 82,800 0990
Lycksele 8,597 1946
Lysekil 7,568 1903
Malmö 293,909 1250
Mariefred 3,813 1605
Mariestad 25,000 1583
Marstrand 1,432 1200
Mjölby 11,927 1922
Motala 29,798 1881
Nacka 33 057 1949
Nora 6,496 1643
Norrköping 83,561 1384
Norrtälje 16,263 1622
Nybro 12,598 1932
Nyköping 32,427 1187
Nynäshamn 13,079 1946
Nässjö 16,463 1914
Oskarshamn 17,258 1856
Oxelösund 10,843 1950
Piteå 22,650 1621
Ronneby 11,767 1387–1680, 1882
Sala 12,059 1624
Sandviken 22,574 1943
Sigtuna 7,204 0980
Simrishamn 6,546 1300
Skanör med Falsterbo[3] 6,937 1754
Skanör[4] 6,937[5] 1200
Skara 18,595 0988
Skellefteå 32,425 1845
Skänninge 3,242 1200
Skövde 34,446 1400
Sollefteå 8,530 1917
Solna 67,115 1943
Stockholm 851,155 1250
Strängnäs 32,400 1336
Strömstad 6,110 1672
Sundbyberg 38,180 1927
Sundsvall 49,339 1624
Säffle 6,156 1951
Säter 4,438 1642
Sävsjö 5,068 1947
Söderhamn 12,056 1620
Söderköping 6,951 1200
Södertälje 64,619 1000
Sölvesborg 7,883 1445
Tidaholm 7,920 1910
Torshälla 7,614 1317
Tranås 14,017 1919
Trelleborg 25,643 1200
Trollhättan 44,498 1916
Trosa 11,417 1300
Uddevalla 30,513 1498
Ulricehamn 6,787 1400
Umeå 75,645 1622
Uppsala 140,454 1286
Vadstena 5,612 1400
Varberg 26,041 1100
Vaxholm 4,857 1652
Vetlanda 12,691 1920
Vimmerby 7,827 1400
Visby 22,236 1000
Vänersborg 21,672 1644
Värnamo 18,696 1920
Västervik 20,694 1200
Västerås 110,877 0990
Växjö 65,000 1342
Ystad 17,286 1200
Åmål 9,380 1643
Ängelholm 38,222 1516
Örebro 107,038 1200
Öregrund 1,555 1491
Örnsköldsvik 28,617 1894
Östersund 43,796 1786
Östhammar 4,534 1300

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Skanör and Falsterbo were joined together in 1754 by the name Skanör med Falsterbo and has been considered as 'one town ever since.
  2. ^ Population as of both Skanör and Falsterbo

Today[edit]

Most of the former towns are today urban centres (tätorter) and seats of their municipalities.

A number of suburban towns have grown together with neighbours and are nowadays seldom considered as separate towns:

The following are not seats of their municipalities:

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