Sollentuna Municipality

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Sollentuna kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Sollentuna kommun
Coat of arms
Sollentuna Municipality in Stockholm County.png
Country Sweden
County Stockholm County
Seat Tureberg, part of Stockholm urban area
Area[1]
 • Total 57.98 km2 (22.39 sq mi)
 • Land 52.64 km2 (20.32 sq mi)
 • Water 5.34 km2 (2.06 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 68,145
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Uppland
Municipal code 0163
Website www.sollentuna.se
Density is calculated using land area only.
Turebergshuset, municipal building

Sollentuna Municipality (Sollentuna kommun) is a municipality in Stockholm County in east central Sweden, and is part of the Stockholm urban area. Its seat of local government is located in Tureberg, near Sollentuna Station.

Sollentuna borders the municipalities of Solna, Sundbyberg, Stockholm, Järfälla, Upplands Väsby, Täby and Danderyd in clockwise order starting to the south.

History[edit]

Sollentuna municipality was founded in conjunction with the reform of local government in Sweden in 1863. However, its boundaries are almost equivalent to those of Sollentuna Parish,[citation needed] which dates back to the 12th century. Well into the 20th century, Sollentuna was a predominantly rural area.

Modern Sollentuna evolved around the railway between Uppsala and Stockholm, inaugurated in 1866. In fact, five of the eight districts that make up the municipality today, correspond to railway stations, now operated by Stockholm commuter rail system. From south to north: Helenelund, Tureberg (railway station is Sollentuna Station), Häggvik, Norrviken and Rotebro. Viby is an extension of Norrviken and the 2 remaining districts - Edsberg and Sjöberg - are to be found along the road to Danderyd. Other roads into Sollentuna includes the road from Kallhäll to Rotebro and the motorway (E4) that approximates the same route as the railway.

Sollentuna received the title of a merchant town (köping) in 1944. Köping status was made obsolete by the municipal reform of 1971.

Politics and government[edit]

Sollentuna Municipality has a municipal assembly with 61 members elected by proportional representation through municipal elections, held in conjunction with the national parliamentary elections every four years. The assembly elects a municipal board, (kommunstyrelse) which is the municipality's main governing body, chaired by the Mayor (sw. kommunstyrelsens ordförande). The current mayor is Douglas Lithborn, of the Moderate Party.

2010 election results[edit]

In the 2010 municipal elections, the seats in the Council are divided in the following way:

The governing parties Parties in opposition

2006 election results[edit]

In the 2006 municipal elections, the seats in the Council are divided in the following way:

The governing parties Parties in opposition

2002 election results[edit]

In the 2002 municipal elections, the seats in the Council are divided in the following way:

The governing parties Parties in opposition

List of mayors since 1971[edit]

  • (1971–1974) Urban Gibson (fp)
  • (1974–1977) Carl-Erik Nilsson (c)
  • (1977–1980) Sven Olle Isidor Persson (s)
  • (1980–1987) Jan-Olov Sundström (m)
  • (1987–1998) Gun Blomberg (m)
  • (1998–2000) Christina Naess (m)
  • (2000–2010) Torbjörn Rosdahl (m)
  • (since 2010) Douglas Lithborn (m)

Public transport[edit]

Sollentuna is served by the Stockholm public transport system. Stockholm commuter rail have five stations within the municipality. There is also an extensive SL bus network.

Localities and districts[edit]

Since 1995 the bulk of the built-up area of the municipality is statistically counted to the multimunicipal Stockholm urban area. A few houses on the eastern border (with about 10 inh.) are in Täby urban area. Sjöberg is constituting a locality of its own.

The municipality is subdivided into the following districts with population as of 31 Dec 2011:[3]

Lakes[edit]

Central to the landscape of Sollentuna are the rather big lakes Norrviken and Edsviken—the latter a bay of the Baltic Sea.

Lake Norrviken

Edsviken and Norrviken are popular lakes for ice tour skating during the winter. The municipality plows a 15 km long skating track on Norrviken. Note that Norrviken is also the name of a district at the western shore of the Norrviken lake.

Other lakes:

  • Fjäturen
  • Ravalen
  • Rösjön
  • Väsjön
  • Översjön
  • Snuggan
  • Djupan

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

The municipality is twinned with:[4]

Sights[edit]

Edsbergs slott
  • Edsbacka krog, located by Edsbacka lake and founded already in 1634, was the only Swedish restaurant with two stars in the Michelin Guide until it closed in February 2010. Now the site have a slightly less fancy restaurant called Edsbacka Wärdshus.
  • Edsbergs slott was built in rococo 1760. Its 400 km² can be rented.
  • Probable burial mound of King Agne from the 5th century.

Sports[edit]

Sollentunavallen

Sollentunavallen is the biggest playing field. It consists of two fields. The main arena is for football and athletics. Alongside it there's a field with artificial grass, which is used for bandy during the winter season.

The following sports clubs are located in Sollentuna Municipality:

As of June 2013 there were 57 sports clubs in Sollentuna. The full list is maintained on the municipality web site.

Bandy at Sollentunavallen

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 59°26′N 17°57′E / 59.433°N 17.950°E / 59.433; 17.950