Täby

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Täby
Täby is located in Sweden
Täby
Coordinates: 59°26′N 18°05′E / 59.433°N 18.083°E / 59.433; 18.083Coordinates: 59°26′N 18°05′E / 59.433°N 18.083°E / 59.433; 18.083
Country Sweden
Province Uppland
County Stockholm County
Municipality Täby Municipality,
Danderyd Municipality
and Sollentuna Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 25.81 km2 (9.97 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2012)[1]
 • Total 65,364
 • Density 2,374/km2 (6,150/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Täby is a trimunicipal locality and the seat of Täby Municipality in Stockholm County, Sweden, with 66,292 inhabitants in 2013.[2] It is also partly located in Danderyd Municipality (the Enebyberg area) and a very small part of Sollentuna Municipality. However, Täby kyrkby in the northern part of Täby Municipality forms part of the Vallentuna urban area.

Täby consists of the following districts: Arninge, Ella Gård, Hacksta, Ella Park, Enebyberg, Ensta, Erikslund, Gribbylund, Hägernäs, Lahäll, Löttingelund, Lövbrunna, Näsbypark, Roslags Näsby, Skarpäng, Täby Centrum, Viggbyholm, Vallatorp, and Visinge.

Täby is famous for its racecourse, which is called "Täby Galopp". The course opened in 1960 and it replaced the earlier course Ulriksdal in Solna. The Center of Täby is called "Täby centrum", and it is one of the largest malls in Sweden.[3]

European route E18 and Norrortsleden pass through Täby, as does the urban railway Roslagsbanan.

The population as of 2000
Municipality Population
in T.
Other
urban
areas
Other Total  % of
municipality
population
Täby 53,122 6,767 308 60,197 88.25
Danderyd 4,701 24,817 52 29,570 15.90
Sollentuna 11 57,934 103 58,048 0.02
Total 57,834 89,518 463 147,815 39.13

History[edit]

The name Täby is derived from , which is an old word that was used for "narrow road between roundpole fences", and by which means village. It is therefore believed that the Täby area was rich in such roads in the Viking age. The name Täby is found carved into the Jarlabanke Runestones, close to Täby church.[4]

Täby has been inhabited since the Bronze Age. Around the Viking Age, the Täby area, as well as many other areas in the province of Uppland, developed into an agricultural area, which it largely remained until the early 20th century. In 1885 Täby got its first commercial shop, and in the same year the narrow-gauge regional railroad Roslagsbanan was opened, which gave the area much improved communications both to Stockholm and to the Roslagen area. From 1950 Täby has been an expansive suburban area of Stockholm.

Gallery[edit]

Såstaholm manor, now used as a conference site
The Storstugan building close to Täby centrum
Täby centrum shopping mall
Municipal building of Täby Municipality.
Viggbyholm station at Roslagsbanan.
Road in Näsbypark with railroad crossing of Roslagsbanan.

Demographics[edit]

Sports[edit]

The following sports clubs are located in Täby:

Notable people[edit]

Golfer Caroline Hedwall was born in Täby in 1989. Eric Prydz was born in Täby. The prime minister of Sweden Fredrik Reinfeldt was born in Täby. Author Jonas Gardell was born in Täby.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
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  4. ^ Täbys historia, Täby Municipality, accessed 2011-08-21 (Swedish)