Sundbyberg Municipality

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Sundbyberg Municipality
Sundbybergs kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Sundbyberg Municipality
Coat of arms
Sundbyberg Municipality in Stockholm County.png
Country Sweden
County Stockholm County
Seat Sundbyberg
Area[1]
 • Total 8.77 km2 (3.39 sq mi)
 • Land 8.67 km2 (3.35 sq mi)
 • Water 0.1 km2 (0.04 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 42,626
 • Density 4,900/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Uppland
Municipal code 0183
Website www.sundbyberg.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

Sundbyberg Municipality (Sundbybergs kommun or Sundbybergs stad) is a municipality in Stockholm County in east central Sweden, just north of the capital Stockholm. Sundbyberg is wholly within the Stockholm urban area and has a 100% urban population.

Sundbyberg was detached from Bromma (which since 1916 is in Stockholm Municipality) in 1888 as a market town (köping). It got the title of a city in 1927. In 1949 parts of Solna Municipality and Spånga (when the rest of Spånga was amalgamated into Stockholm) were added. A proposed merger with Solna in 1971 was never implemented, making Sundbyberg, with an area of 8.83 square kilometres (3.41 sq mi), the smallest municipality in Sweden, but also the most densely populated. The municipality prefers to call itself a city, which, however, has no legal significance.

Fountain on Sundbybergs torg (square) in Central Sundbyberg

History[edit]

Sundbyberg was for a long time only an area of small agriculture value and most of all used as a place to spend summer for rich families in the city. In 1863 almost the entire area was bought by Anders Petter Löfström, including Duvbo Estate, who began building houses there. In 1870 the first industrial plot was sold and from there the town did expand with railroad, houses, industries and community services of all kind. A. P. Löfström also donated to the municipality, all land for roads, streets, parks, school, church and other public areas.

Sundbyberg never became a suburb but a totally independent industrial town on its own.

Industry[edit]

The 34,000 inhabitants live in roughly 17,000 apartments. The industrial policy of the municipality is to provide one job opportunity for every apartment, thus 17,000 jobs. So unlike other municipalities in Metropolitan Stockholm, Sundbyberg is not a bedroom suburb wherefrom people commute to Stockholm, but also a place commuted to from outside. In total, 12,000 commuters travel to or from Sundbyberg every day.

Public transportation[edit]

Sundbyberg is well served by the Stockholm public transport system. There are several metro stations as well as one Stockholm commuter rail station and plenty of bus routes. Even some main line trains call at Sundbyberg. 1925-1959 Sundbyberg was served by trams. Trams returned to Sundbyberg in October 2013 when Tvärbanan was extended from Alvik to Solna centrum. The line runs through Central Sundbyberg with tracks laid in the street and has two stops within the municipality. A northern tramway branch from Ulvsunda to Kista will pass through Rissne.[3] Construction is expected to start in 2014.

Apartment block from 1911 in Central Sundbyberg
Lötsjön

Districts[edit]

Sundbyberg Life[edit]

There are plenty of nice shops in the Central Sundbyberg area, which makes the little city a bit independent.

Sports[edit]

The following sports clubs are located in Sundbyberg:

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Sundbyberg Den nya Förstaden, H. Österberg,Sundbybergs Museum
  • Sundbyberg under Köpingtiden, H. Österberg,Sundbybergs Museum
  • Sundbyberg den 113:e Staden, H. Österberg,Sundbybergs Museum
  • Sundbyberg i Gamla Bilder, H. Österberg, Sundbybergs Museum
  • Sundbyberg bygger en Kyrka, H. Österberg, Sundbybergs Museum
  • Sundbyberg - om hus och miljöer, Eva Söderlind

Gallery[edit]

Coordinates: 59°22′N 17°58′E / 59.367°N 17.967°E / 59.367; 17.967