Largest metropolitan areas in the Nordic countries

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The largest metropolitan areas in the Nordic countries are difficult to rank in size because the definition patterns are different from country to country.

Largest metropolitan areas[edit]

Rank Metropolitan area Country Main city Population Land area
(km2)
Density
(inhabitants/km2)
Image
1 Metropolitan Stockholm[1]  Sweden Stockholm 2,361,864 [2] 6,526.24[3] 346 Stockholms Stadshuset City Hall Stockholm 2016 01.jpg
2 Copenhagen metropolitan area [4]  Denmark Copenhagen 2,007,215 [5] 2,768.6 [6] 725 Kopenhagen Innenstadt.JPG
3 Greater Oslo Region[7]  Norway Oslo 1,546,706[8] 8,867.67[9] 171.50 Bjorvika mars2013.JPG
4 Helsinki Region[10]  Finland Helsinki 1,420,284[11] 3,697.50[12] 379.18 Suurkirkko Helsinki maaliskuu 2002 IMG 0629.JPG
5[citation needed] East Jutland Metropolitan Area[13]  Denmark Aarhus 1,378,978 11,521 119 Your rainbow panorama på taget af ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum.jpg
6[citation needed] Metropolitan Gothenburg[14]  Sweden Gothenburg 1,015,974 3,694.86[15] 270.93 Göteborg från Liseberg.jpg

These are the only metropolitan areas recognized by OECD - limit is set to at least 1 million. The following are metropolitan areas down to a population of 200.000 and above.

Rank Metropolitan area Country Main city Population Land area
(km2)
Density
(inhabitants/km2)
Image
7 Metropolitan Malmö[16]  Sweden Malmö 700,000[17] 2,521[18] 277 Turning Torso och Bo01 2.jpg
8 Greater Bergen Region[19]  Norway Bergen 402,624[20] 2,651.21[21] 151.86 Bergen-Fløibanen-view.jpg
9 Tampere City Region[22]  Finland Tampere 369,123[23] 4,038.04[24] 91.41 Downtown Tampere1.jpg
10 Stavanger Region[25]  Norway Stavanger 325,692[26] 2,600.31[27] 125.25 Vaagen-modf.jpg
11 Turku City Region[28]  Finland Turku 320,689[29] 2,561.17[30] 125.21 Turku Car-free zone.jpg
12 Trondheim Region[31]  Norway Trondheim 279,515[32] 6,973.88[33] 40.08 Trondheim - buildings near Nidelva 03.jpg
13 Greater Reykjavík Area[34][35]  Iceland Reykjavík 228,231[36] 1,039.00[37] 219.66 Reykjavík séð úr Hallgrímskirkju 6.JPG

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SCB Statistics Sweden - Definition of Metropolitan Areas in Sweden (published in 2005) only available in Swedish
  2. ^ [https://www.scb.se/hitta-statistik/statistik-efter-amne/befolkning/befolkningens-sammansattning/befolkningsstatistik/pong/tabell-och-diagram/kvartals--och-halvarsstatistik--kommun-lan-och-riket/kvartal-2-2019/
  3. ^ SCB Statistics Sweden - Official Municipality Land Area for 2013 (retrieved on February 24, 2014) only available in Swedish Archived January 18, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Ministry of Denmark Statistics
  5. ^ Ministry of Denmark Statistics
  6. ^ Ministry of Denmark Statistics
  7. ^ Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development - Definition of Greater City Regions (published in 2002)
  8. ^ Statistics Norway - Official Population Statistics for Q4-2013 (retrieved on February 22, 2014)
  9. ^ The Norwegian Mapping Authority - Official Municipality Land Area for 2014 only available in Norwegian
  10. ^ City of Helsinki - Definition of Helsinki Region (published in 2009)
  11. ^ Statistics Finland - Official Population Statistics for Q4-2013 (retrieved on February 22, 2014)
  12. ^ NLS National Land Survey of Finland - Official Municipality Land Area for 2014 only available in Finnish and Swedish
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ SCB Statistics Sweden - Definition of Metropolitan Areas in Sweden (published in 2005) only available in Swedish
  15. ^ SCB Statistics Sweden - Official Municipality Land Area for 2013 (retrieved on February 24, 2014) only available in Swedish Archived January 18, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  16. ^ SCB Statistics Sweden - Population statistics (December 2016) only available in Swedish
  17. ^ SCB Statistics Sweden - Population statistics (December 2016) only available in Swedish
  18. ^ SCB Statistics Sweden - Official Municipality Land Area for 2013 (retrieved on February 24, 2014) only available in Swedish Archived January 18, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development - Definition of Greater City Regions (published in 2002)
  20. ^ Statistics Norway - Official Population Statistics for Q4-2013 (retrieved on February 23, 2014)
  21. ^ The Norwegian Mapping Authority - Official Municipality Land Area for 2014 only available in Norwegian
  22. ^ Tampere City Region - Official Website and Definition of the Region
  23. ^ Statistics Finland - Official Population Statistics for Q4-2013 (retrieved on February 23, 2014)
  24. ^ NLS National Land Survey of Finland - Official Municipality Land Area for 2014 only available in Finnish and Swedish
  25. ^ Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development - Definition of Greater City Regions (published in 2002)
  26. ^ Statistics Norway - Official Population Statistics for Q4-2013 (retrieved on February 23, 2014)
  27. ^ The Norwegian Mapping Authority - Official Municipality Land Area for 2014 only available in Norwegian
  28. ^ Wikipedia - Definition of Turku City Region, or equivalent (official reference and definition required)
  29. ^ Statistics Finland - Official Population Statistics for Q4-2013 (retrieved on February 23, 2014)
  30. ^ NLS National Land Survey of Finland - Official Municipality Land Area for 2014 only available in Finnish and Swedish
  31. ^ Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development - Definition of Greater City Regions (published in 2002)
  32. ^ Statistics Norway - Official Population Statistics for Q4-2013 (retrieved on February 23, 2014)
  33. ^ The Norwegian Mapping Authority - Official Municipality Land Area for 2014 only available in Norwegian
  34. ^ Google Maps - Geographical Definition of Greater Reykjavík Area
  35. ^ Association of Municipalities in the Capital Area (SSH) - Official Definition of Municipalities included in Greater Reykjavík Area
  36. ^ "Population by municipalities, sex and age 1 January 1998-2019 - Current municipalities". www.hagstofa.is. Statistics Iceland. 1 January 2019. Retrieved 26 July 2019.
  37. ^ National Land Survey of Iceland - Official Municipality Land Area on January 1, 2011

1 The statistics only include matriculated areas covered by the survey, thus most lakes and all seawater is excluded.