List of metropolitan areas in Sweden

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Sweden has three metropolitan areas consisting of the areas surrounding the three largest cities, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.[1] The statistics have been retrieved from Statistics Sweden and the statistics released November 10, 2014.[2] The official land area for each municipality have also been retrieved from Statistics Sweden, the agency that defines these areas.[3]

Metropolitan Stockholm[edit]

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Central Stockholm and Old Town

Metropolitan Stockholm (also known as Greater Stockholm or, in Swedish, Storstockholm), is a metropolitan area surrounding the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Since 2005, Metropolitan Stockholm is defined by official Swedish Statistics as all of Stockholm County.[4] It is the largest of the three metropolitan areas in Sweden.

Metropolitan Stockholm is divided into 5 areas: Stockholm City Centre, Söderort, Västerort of Stockholm Municipality; and the northern suburbs and southern suburbs, which consists of several municipalities.

Statistics[edit]

Municipality Number Population Area[1] Density[2] Part
Stockholm 1 914,909 187.17 4,861.76 Centre, West, South
Huddinge 2 104,353 131.01 795.01 Southern Suburbs
(Södermanland)
Botkyrka 3 89,142 194.17 451.05
Salem 4 16,201 54.09 297.76
Södertälje 5 92,490 525.15 175.18
Nykvarn 6 9,862 152.76 63.52
Nynäshamn 7 27,168 358.76 75.16
Haninge 8 82,676 458.07 179.04
Tyresö 9 45,629 69.25 651.94
Nacka 10 96,420 95.12 1,005.61
Värmdö 11 40,660 448.03 89.91 Northern Suburbs
(Uppland)
Lidingö 12 45,598 30.80 1,476.23
Vaxholm 13 11,385 57.88 195.51
Österåker 14 41,317 312.40 131.33
Norrtälje 15 57,694 2016.04 28.50
Vallentuna 16 32,008 358.36 88.96
Sigtuna 17 44,174 327.40 134.46
Upplands-Bro 18 25,370 235.47 107.15
Upplands Väsby 19 41,883 75.09 556.49
Täby 20 67,519 60.72 1,109.24
Sollentuna 21 69,525 52.64 1,314.27
Danderyd 22 32,286 26.40 1,222.01
Järfälla 23 71,130 53.81 1,306.11
Ekerö 24 26,770 217.68 122.30
Sundbyberg 25 44,663 8.67 5,047.64
Solna 26 74,273 19.30 3,834.77
Total 26 2,205,105 6,526.24 335.94 Metropolitan Area

1 km²
2 Population per km²

Metropolitan Gothenburg[edit]

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Central Gothenburg and the harbor, the largest in the Nordic Region

Metropolitan Gothenburg (Storgöteborg or literally Greater Gothenburg), is a metropolitan area surrounding the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. The metropolitan region is located in Västra Götaland County, except for the municipality of Kungsbacka, which is located to the south in Halland County. As of 2005, the municipalities of Alingsås and Lilla Edet were added to the region. The region is often used for statistical measures, and estimates in the 1960s predicted that the region would have about one million inhabitants in the year 2000. The region is the second largest metropolitan area in Sweden after Metropolitan Stockholm.

Statistics[edit]

Municipality Number Population Area[1] Density[2]
Gothenburg 1 543,005 447.76 1,206.30
Mölndal 2 63,004 145.84 430.05
Partille 3 36,616 56.83 641.62
Härryda 4 36,348 266.78 135.83
Lerum 5 39,751 258.61 153.50
Ale 6 28,435 316.51 89.54
Kungälv 7 42,408 362.59 116.64
Öckerö 8 12,602 25.74 490.09
Tjörn 9 15,149 167.36 90.17
Stenungsund 10 25,272 251.91 100.08
Lilla Edet 11 13,041 316.23 41.05
Alingsås 12 39,284 472.03 82.86
Kungsbacka 13 78,346 606.67 128.73
Total 13 973,261 3,694.86 262.25

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2 Population per km²

Metropolitan Malmö[edit]

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The Øresund strait between Malmö and Copenhagen with Malmö in the foreground and the island of Amager and part of southern Copenhagen in the background

Metropolitan Malmö (Stormalmö or literally Greater Malmö) is the metropolitan area that includes Malmö in Sweden and much of its surroundings. The area encompasses the south-eastern part of the Scandinavian Öresund Region. The metropolitan area surrounding the cities of Malmö and Lund in the southernmost part of Sweden are usually denoted as Southwestern Scania (Sydvästra Skåne) or more seldom Metropolitan Malmö.

Since the 1970s, improved highways and Regional train and InterRegio connections have meant that commuting area has grown to include Ystad, Skurup, Sjöbo, Eslöv, Höör, Landskrona and Helsingborg. Commuting across the Øresund has become more common, both through the Oresund Bridge and the HH Ferry route, at which car ferries departs every 12 minutes (every 15 minutes during winter time).

It is not uncommon to live in Malmö and work either in Ystad or Helsingborg, or vice versa. Mentally, however, these towns have kept their allegiance with older divisions of Scania.

Statistics[edit]

Municipality Number Population Area[1] Density[2]
Malmö 1 319,246 156.87 2,019.57
Vellinge 2 34,166 142.61 238.55
Trelleborg 3 43,042 339.87 126.20
Skurup 4 15,159 193.58 78.29
Svedala 5 20,295 218.05 92.41
Lund 6 116,115 427.23 270.79
Staffanstorp 7 22,978 106.82 214.63
Burlöv 8 17,241 18.90 907.94
Lomma 9 23,049 55.52 412.36
Kävlinge 10 29,837 152.56 195.31
Eslöv 11 32,299 419.06 76.80
Höör 12 15,779 290.85 54.15
Total 12 689,206 2,521.92 271.79

In 2006 the municipalities of Eslöv, Höör and Skurup were added to the area of Metropolitan Malmö.

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2 Population per km²

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SCB Statistics Sweden – Definition of Metropolitan Areas in Sweden published in 2005
  2. ^ SCB Statistics Sweden - Population Statistics published November 10, 2014 (only available in Swedish)
  3. ^ SCB Statistics Sweden - Official Land Area per Municipality, retrieved February 24, 2014 (only available in Swedish)
  4. ^ SCB Statistics Sweden – Regional Divisions in Sweden published in 2005