Solna Municipality

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Solna kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Solna kommun
Coat of arms
Solna Municipality in Stockholm County.png
Country Sweden
County Stockholm County
Seat Part of Stockholm urban area
Area[1]
 • Total 21.66 km2 (8.36 sq mi)
 • Land 19.3 km2 (7.5 sq mi)
 • Water 2.36 km2 (0.91 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 72,740
 • Density 3,400/km2 (8,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Uppland
Municipal code 0184
Website www.solna.se
Density is calculated using land area only.
Solna City hall

Solna Municipality (Solna kommun or Solna stad) is a municipality in Stockholm County in east central Sweden, located just north of the Stockholm City Centre. Its seat is located in the town of Solna.

The municipality is a part of Metropolitan Stockholm and is within the Stockholm urban area. None of the area is considered rural, which is unusual for Swedish municipalities, which normally are of mixed rural/urban character. Solna is the third smallest municipality in Sweden in terms of area.

Solna borders Stockholm Municipality to the south, southeast and northwest; to Sundbyberg Municipality to the west; to Sollentuna Municipality to the north; and finally to Danderyd Municipality to the northeast.

There are two parishes in Solna Municipality: Råsunda (population 29,677) and Solna (population 28,317).

Solna is divided into eight traditional parts with no administrative functions: Bergshamra, Haga, Hagalund, Huvudsta, Järva, Råsunda, Skytteholm and Ulriksdal. The largest districts are Råsunda, Hagalund and Huvudsta, with the Solna Centrum in between them.

With few exceptions, Solna's built-up areas have a suburban character, but there are also several large parks and Sweden's new national football stadium Friends Arena, adjacent to Solna Stockholm commuter rail station.

Solna has very low tax rates and has attracted a wide range of companies and authorities, making it a major place of work in the Stockholm urban area. Among the most important employers are the medical university Karolinska Institutet and the Karolinska University Hospital. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) are also located in Solna.

Local government[edit]

As with all 290 municipalities of Sweden, Solna has a municipal assembly (kommunfullmäktige), holding 61 members elected by proportional representation for a four-year term. An executive committee (kommunstyrelse) is appointed by its members.

List of mayors since 1943[edit]

Public transport[edit]

Solna is centrally located in the Stockholm urban area and is well served by the Stockholm public transport system with two commuter train stations and six Metro stations as well as a dense bus network run by SL. It was served by trams until 1959. Trams returned after 54 years of absence when Tvärbanan was extended from Alvik to Solna centrum. A further extension will be opened in 2014.

Economy[edit]

Skanska has its head office in Solna.[3] NextJet has its head office in Solna.[4]

The head office of Scandinavian Airlines and SAS Group was previously located in Solna.[5][6] The airline head office is now located on the property of Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sigtuna Municipality.[7]

Sights[edit]

Solna church
  • The Solna Church was constructed in the 12th century. For defensive purposes, it was built as a round church, and is one of few of that kind in Sweden.

Sports[edit]

The following football clubs are located in Solna:

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Solna is twinned with:[8]

Partnerships

In addition to this, Solna has two cooperating cities,

See also[edit]

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. ^ "Directions Skanska head office." Skanska. Retrieved on 15 October 2011. "Contact information Skanska head office Hagaporten Råsundavägen 2 169 83 Solna Sweden"
  4. ^ "Contact Us." NextJet. Retrieved on 23 May 2012. "FRÖSUNDAVIKS ALLÉ 15, 169 70 SOLNA "
  5. ^ "SAS head office in Sweden." Scandinavian Airlines. Retrieved on 8 June 2009.
  6. ^ "Cykelkarta 2007." Solna Municipality. Retrieved on 12 February 2010.
  7. ^ "SAS Head Office in Sweden." Scandinavian Airlines. Retrieved on 27 January 2012. "SAS Head Office Stockholm-Arlanda Kabinvägen 5 SE-195 87 Stockholm"
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h "Networks, town twinning and partnerships". City of Solna. Retrieved 2013-08-04. 
  9. ^ "Burbank's Sister Cities". Burbank Sister City Organization. Retrieved July 22, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 59°21′N 18°00′E / 59.350°N 18.000°E / 59.350; 18.000