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 November 10, 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 1 909,976 187.17 4,861.76 Centre, West, South
Huddinge 2 104,154 131.01 795.01 Southern Suburbs
(Södermanland)
Botkyrka 3 87,580 194.17 451.05
Salem 4 16,106 54.09 297.76
Södertälje 5 91,998 525.15 175.18
Nykvarn 6 9,703 152.76 63.52
Nynäshamn 7 26,966 358.76 75.16
Haninge 8 82,011 458.07 179.04
Tyresö 9 45,147 69.25 651.94
Nacka 10 95,654 95.12 1,005.61
Värmdö 11 40,281 448.03 89.91 Northern Suburbs
(Uppland)
Lidingö 12 45,468 30.80 1,476.23
Vaxholm 13 11,316 57.88 195.51
Österåker 14 41,029 312.40 131.33
Norrtälje 15 57,453 2016.04 28.50
Vallentuna 16 31,879 358.36 88.96
Sigtuna 17 44,021 327.40 134.46
Upplands-Bro 18 25,230 235.47 107.15
Upplands Väsby 19 41,787 75.09 556.49
Täby 20 67,353 60.72 1,109.24
Sollentuna 21 69,183 52.64 1,314.27
Danderyd 22 32,261 26.40 1,222.01
Järfälla 23 70,282 53.81 1,306.11
Ekerö 24 26,623 217.68 122.30
Sundbyberg 25 43,763 8.67 5,047.64
Solna 26 74,011 19.30 3,834.77
Total 26 2,192,433 6,526.24 335.94 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 1 540,132 447.76 1,206.30
Mölndal 2 62,718 145.84 430.05
Partille 3 36,463 56.83 641.62
Härryda 4 36,238 266.78 135.83
Lerum 5 39,696 258.61 153.50
Ale 6 28,341 316.51 89.54
Kungälv 7 42,294 362.59 116.64
Öckerö 8 12,615 25.74 490.09
Tjörn 9 15,091 167.36 90.17
Stenungsund 10 25,212 251.91 100.08
Lilla Edet 11 12,981 316.23 41.05
Alingsås 12 39,114 472.03 82.86
Kungsbacka 13 78,098 606.67 128.73
Total 13 968,993 3,694.86 262.25

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 1 316,810 156.87 2,019.57
Vellinge 2 34,019 142.61 238.55
Trelleborg 3 42,892 339.87 126.20
Skurup 4 15,155 193.58 78.29
Svedala 5 20,151 218.05 92.41
Lund 6 115,690 427.23 270.79
Staffanstorp 7 22,927 106.82 214.63
Burlöv 8 17,160 18.90 907.94
Lomma 9 22,894 55.52 412.36
Kävlinge 10 29,797 152.56 195.31
Eslöv 11 32,183 419.06 76.80
Höör 12 15,750 290.85 54.15
Total 12 685,428 2,521.92 271.79

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 November 10, 2014 (only available in Swedish)
  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