Nykvarn Municipality

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Nykvarns kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Nykvarns kommun
Coat of arms
Nykvarn Municipality in Stockholm County.png
Country Sweden
County Stockholm County
Seat Nykvarn
Area[1]
 • Total 176.99 km2 (68.34 sq mi)
 • Land 152.76 km2 (58.98 sq mi)
 • Water 24.23 km2 (9.36 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 9,523
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Södermanland
Municipal code 0140
Website www.nykvarn.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

Nykvarn Municipality (Nykvarns kommun) is a municipality in Stockholm County in east central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Nykvarn.

Nykvarn is a young municipality, and is the result of the splitting of Södertälje Municipality in 1999. Nykvarn can be regarded as a totally new municipality, because there was never before an entity with that territory or that name.

The municipality has a significant population increase in the summer thanks to tourism.

Nykvarn is located between the two cities Södertälje and Strängnäs, and many citizens of Nykvarn work in either.

Archeological finds show the area to have been inhabited for about 5,000 years, similar to its neighbouring municipalities around Lake Mälaren.

Besides graves from the Stone Age, there is also an interesting runestone that can be visited that is listed in the Rundata catalog as Sö 338. It currently resides in the Turinge church, a church that has a history dating back to around the year 1100. This runestone has a very long inscription.

A newer sight is the Taxinge-Näsby Castle, which was begun sometime in or before the 14th century, by Bo Jonsson Grip. The castle has its current facade in the empire style from 1813. Many celebrities have during the centuries visited or stayed at the castle, including Carl Michael Bellman in the 18th century and August Strindberg in the 19th century.

Government and politics[edit]

Distribution of the 31 seats in the municipal council after the 2010 election:

Results of the Swedish general election, 2010 in Nykvarn:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  2. ^ "SCB, Befolkningsstatistik 31 December 2013" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved April 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 59°10′N 17°26′E / 59.167°N 17.433°E / 59.167; 17.433