Sigtuna Municipality

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Sigtuna kommun
Municipality
Head Office of Sigtuna Municipality in Märsta
Head Office of Sigtuna Municipality in Märsta
Coat of arms of Sigtuna kommun
Coat of arms
Sigtuna Municipality in Stockholm County.png
Country Sweden
County Stockholm County
Seat Märsta
Area[1]
 • Total 349.74 km2 (135.04 sq mi)
 • Land 327.4 km2 (126.4 sq mi)
 • Water 22.34 km2 (8.63 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 43,372
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Uppland
Municipal code 0191
Website www.sigtuna.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

Sigtuna Municipality (Sigtuna kommun) is a municipality in Stockholm County in east central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Märsta, approximately 37 km north of the Swedish capital, Stockholm.

The municipality is a part of Metropolitan Stockholm.

The municipality consists of several former local government units and was formed in 1971. It got its name from the small, but very old, City of Sigtuna, but the seat was placed in the larger modern town of Märsta.

The three towns of the municipality are Märsta (pop. 23,000), Sigtuna (pop. 8,000) and Rosersberg (pop. 1,400), of which Märsta is the municipal seat and Sigtuna with its old and important history is a popular tourist destination.

High rise in the centre of Märsta
St Olofs Church ruin in Sigtuna
Rosersberg Palace near Rosersberg in Sigtuna Municipality
Skånela Church, Skånela in Sigtuna Municipality
"Arkaden" in Märsta with restaurant, offices and a gym
Märsta Railway station
The large Brista powerstation in Sigtuna Municipality

Industry[edit]

In the municipality lies the largest workplace in Sweden, the Arlanda Airport, with 13,000 employees in 200 companies. As a result, Siguna is travelled through by 18,300,000 visitors yearly, and has the fourth most hotel stays, following to the commercial and regional centres Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.[citation needed]

Scandinavian Airlines has its head office on the airport property.[3] Swedavia, the Swedish airport management company, has its head office on the airport property.[4]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

The municipality is twinned [5] with:

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. 
  3. ^ "SAS Head Office in Sweden." Scandinavian Airlines. Retrieved on 27 January 2012. "SAS Head Office Stockholm-Arlanda Kabinvägen 5 SE-195 87 Stockholm"
  4. ^ "Swedavia Start Page." Swedavia. Retrieved on 7 December 2010. "Swedavia AB, 190 45 Stockholm-Arlanda, Sweden."
  5. ^ http://www.sigtuna.se/upload/Kommun%20&%20Politik/Internationellt%20arbete/p269.pdf

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 59°37′N 17°43′E / 59.617°N 17.717°E / 59.617; 17.717