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 2,260,795[2] 6,526.24[3] 346 Kaknästornet utsikt 2009b.jpg
2 Copenhagen metropolitan area[4]  Denmark Copenhagen 2,036,717 2,778 733 Kopenhagen Innenstadt.JPG
3[citation needed] Greater Oslo Region[5]  Norway Oslo 1,546,706[6] 8,867.67[7] 171.50 Bjorvika mars2013.JPG
4[citation needed] Helsinki Region[8]  Finland Helsinki 1,420,284[9] 3,697.50[10] 379.18 Suurkirkko Helsinki maaliskuu 2002 IMG 0629.JPG
5[citation needed] East Jutland Metropolitan Area[11]  Denmark Aarhus 1,378,978 11,521 119 Your rainbow panorama på taget af ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum.jpg
6[citation needed] Metropolitan Gothenburg[12]  Sweden Gothenburg 1,001,032 3,694.86[13] 270,93 Göteborg från Liseberg.jpg

These are the only Metropolitan Areas recognized by OECD - limit is set to at least 1 million However we continue by also counting municipalities (and other constructions) down to a municipality population of 100.000 and above.

Rank Area Country Main City Population Land Area
(km²)
Density
(inhabitants/km²)
Image
7[citation needed] Metropolitan Western Scania[14]  Sweden Trelleborg to Ängelholm, including (eastwards to) Svedala, Lund, Eslöv, Klippan 980,500[15] 3,521[16] 276.0 Turning Torso och Bo01 2.jpg
8[citation needed] Greater Bergen Region[17]  Norway Bergen 402,624[18] 2,651.21[19] 151.86 Bergen-Fløibanen-view.jpg
9[citation needed] Tampere City Region[20]  Finland Tampere 369,123[21] 4,038.04[22] 91.41 Downtown Tampere1.jpg
10[citation needed] Stavanger Region[23]  Norway Stavanger 325,692[24] 2,600.31[25] 125.25 Vaagen-modf.jpg
11[citation needed] Turku City Region[26]  Finland Turku 320,689[27] 2,561.17[28] 125.21 Turku Car-free zone.jpg
12[citation needed] Trondheim Region[29]  Norway Trondheim 279,515[30] 6,973.88[31] 40.08 Trondheim - buildings near Nidelva 03.jpg
13[citation needed] Greater Reykjavík Area[32][33]  Iceland Reykjavík 208,710[34] 1,039.00[35] 200.88 Reykjavík séð úr Hallgrímskirkju 6.JPG
14 Uppsala Municipality  Sweden Uppsala 207,317[36] 2,182.80[37] 94.98 Uppsala Church and city centre.jpg
15 Aalborg Municipality  Denmark Aalborg 205,809[38] 1137,30[39] 180.96 Aalborg 2010 - 125 ubt.JPG
16 Odense Municipality  Denmark Odense 195.797[40] 305,60[41] 640.70 Odense Rathaus und Dom.JPG
17 Oulu Municipality  Finland Oulu 193,902[42] 3,031.00[43] 63.97 Stockman Oulu rotuaari.jpg
18 Linköping Municipality  Sweden Linköping 151,493[44] 1,427.44[45] 106.13 Stora torget, Linköping, juli 2005.jpg
19 Västerås Municipality  Sweden Västerås 143,368[46] 957.89[47] 149.67 Östermälarstand Västerås.jpg
20 Örebro Municipality  Sweden Örebro 142,165[48] 1,373.15[49] 103.53 Allehandaborgen.jpg
21 Helsingborg  Sweden Helsingborg 137 360[50] 344[51] 404 Helsingborg, view from the Terrasstrapporna
22 Norrköping Municipality  Sweden Norrköping 134,947[52] 1,495.05[53] 90.26 Drottninggatan-Hospitalsgatan, Norrköping april 2005.jpg
23 Jyväskylä Municipality  Finland Jyväskylä 134,082[54] 1,171.00[55] 114.50 Jyvaskyla centrum.jpg
24 Jönköping Municipality  Sweden Jönköping 131,847[56] 1,480.36[57] 89.06 Sofiakyrkan, Jönköping Maj 2006.jpg
25 Umeå Municipality  Sweden Umeå 119,273[58] 2,316.61[59] 51.49 Umeå Östra.jpg
26 Lund  Sweden Lund 116,889 427.07 273.7 Lund domkyrkan2007.jpg
27 Sundsvall and Timrå municipalities  Sweden Sundsvall 115,650 4,423 26 Kulturmagasinet Sundsvall.jpg
28 Esbjerg Municipality  Denmark Esbjerg 115,095[60] 794,50[61] 144.86 Esbjerg square rotated.JPG
29 Borås Municipality  Sweden Borås 106,866[62] 909.80[63] 117.46 Borås stadspark.jpg
30 Kuopio Municipality  Finland Kuopio 106,451[64] 2,309.16[65] 46.16 Kuopio, Finland from Puijo tower.jpg
31 Lahti Municipality  Finland Lahti 103,352[66] 135.05[67] 765.29 Centre of Lahti.JPG
32 Eskilstuna Municipality  Sweden Eskilstuna 100,744[68] 1,250.49[69] 80.56 Eskilstuna flygbild1js-1.jpg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ - Official Population Statistics for Q3-2016 (released on November 09, 2016) only available in Swedish
  3. ^ SCB Statistics Sweden - Official Municipality Land Area for 2013 (retrieved on February 24, 2014) only available in Swedish
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development - Definition of Greater City Regions (published in 2002)
  6. ^ Statistics Norway - Official Population Statistics for Q4-2013 (retrieved on February 22, 2014)
  7. ^ The Norwegian Mapping Authority - Official Municipality Land Area for 2014 only available in Norwegian
  8. ^ City of Helsinki - Definition of Helsinki Region (published in 2009)
  9. ^ Statistics Finland - Official Population Statistics for Q4-2013 (retrieved on February 22, 2014)
  10. ^ NLS National Land Survey of Finland - Official Municipality Land Area for 2014 only available in Finnish and Swedish
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  14. ^ SCB Statistics Sweden - Population statistics (December 2016) only available in Swedish
  15. ^ SCB Statistics Sweden - Population statistics (December 2016) only available in Swedish
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  17. ^ Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development - Definition of Greater City Regions (published in 2002)
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  19. ^ The Norwegian Mapping Authority - Official Municipality Land Area for 2014 only available in Norwegian
  20. ^ Tampere City Region - Official Website and Definition of the Region
  21. ^ Statistics Finland - Official Population Statistics for Q4-2013 (retrieved on February 23, 2014)
  22. ^ NLS National Land Survey of Finland - Official Municipality Land Area for 2014 only available in Finnish and Swedish
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  24. ^ Statistics Norway - Official Population Statistics for Q4-2013 (retrieved on February 23, 2014)
  25. ^ The Norwegian Mapping Authority - Official Municipality Land Area for 2014 only available in Norwegian
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1 The statistics only include matriculated areas covered by the survey, thus most lakes and all seawater is excluded.