Vallentuna Municipality

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Vallentuna kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Vallentuna kommun
Coat of arms
Vallentuna Municipality in Stockholm County.png
Country Sweden
County Stockholm County
Seat Vallentuna
Area[1]
 • Total 368.97 km2 (142.46 sq mi)
 • Land 358.36 km2 (138.36 sq mi)
 • Water 10.61 km2 (4.10 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 31,616
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Uppland
Municipal code 0115
Website www.vallentuna.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

Vallentuna Municipality (Vallentuna kommun) is a municipality in Stockholm County in east central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Vallentuna.

The current municipality was established as a result of the municipal reform of 1971. Its coat of arms depicts an eagle, a broad axe and two stars.

Geography[edit]

The geography is still dominated by nature and agriculture and some lakes and streams, besides the urban areas. Many houses are one family houses.

Localities[edit]

The seat of the municipality is in Vallentuna, which is a contiguous built-up area, partly situated in Täby Municipality. There are also smaller localities, such as Brottby, Karby, Kårsta and Lindholmen.

Present[edit]

Vallentuna has been expanding in recent years, and is one of the municipalities of the county that grows fastest every year, with more than 2% yearly, and has now doubled since 1971. Many people settle in Vallentuna because it is close to nature, and yet allows them to commute to their work places, both in Stockholm (to where the commuter gets you in 30 minutes) and elsewhere. In total, about 9,000 people commute from Vallentuna to other municipalities, while about 2,000 people commute into Vallentuna.

Public transportation[edit]

The municipality is served by the Stockholm public transport system through SL. There are nine stops on the narrow gauge Roslagsbanan suburban railway as well as a bus network.

Schools and education[edit]

All over the central part of Vallentuna you can find schools of different sorts, there is a cultureschool (Kulturskolan) that specialises in teaching music but also drama, musical and dance. Vallentunas "Högstadie skolor" (aimed for kids ages 12-16) are Hjälmstaskolan, Hammarbackskolan, Bällstaberg and Vallentuna Friskola. There also is a "gymnasieskola", Vallentuna Gymnasium.

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Coordinates: 59°32′N 18°05′E / 59.533°N 18.083°E / 59.533; 18.083