Sollentuna Municipality

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Sollentuna Municipality
Sollentuna kommun
Sollentuna Centrum huvudentrén.JPG
Coat of arms of Sollentuna Municipality
Sollentuna Municipality in Stockholm County.png
Coordinates: 59°26′N 17°57′E / 59.433°N 17.950°E / 59.433; 17.950Coordinates: 59°26′N 17°57′E / 59.433°N 17.950°E / 59.433; 17.950
CountrySweden
CountyStockholm County
SeatTureberg, part of Upplands Väsby
Area
 • Total57.98 km2 (22.39 sq mi)
 • Land52.64 km2 (20.32 sq mi)
 • Water5.34 km2 (2.06 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2021)[2]
 • Total75,108
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,400/sq mi)
Demonyms
  • Sollentuner
  • Sollentunan
  • Sollentunian
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceUppland
Municipal code163
Websitewww.sollentuna.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

Sollentuna Municipality (Sollentuna kommun [ˈsɔ̂lːɛnˌtʉːna kʊˈmʉːn] (listen))[3] is a municipality in Stockholm County in east-central Sweden, north of Stockholm. Its seat of local government is located in Tureberg, which is a part of Sollentuna urban area.

Geography[edit]

Sollentuna borders the municipalities of Solna, Sundbyberg, Stockholm, Järfälla, Upplands Väsby, Täby and Danderyd in clockwise order starting to the south.

Localities and districts[edit]

Since 1995 the bulk of the built-up area of the municipality is statistically counted to the multimunicipal city of Stockholm. A few houses on the eastern border (with about 10 inh.) are in Täby urban area. Sjöberg is constituting a locality of its own.

The municipality is subdivided into the following districts according to population as of 31 December 2021 [4]https://www.sollentuna.se/kommun--politik/kommunfakta/befolkningen-i-sollentuna/[5]

Lakes[edit]

Ice skating in winter.
Ice skating on Lake Norrviken in winter.

Central to the landscape of Sollentuna are the rather big lakes Norrviken and Edsviken—the latter a bay of the Baltic Sea.

Lake Norrviken

Edsviken and Norrviken are popular lakes for ice tour skating during the winter. The municipality plows a 15 km long skating track on Norrviken. Note that Norrviken is also the name of a district at the western shore of the Norrviken lake.

Other lakes:

  • Fjäturen
  • Ravalen
  • Rösjön
  • Väsjön
  • Översjön
  • Snuggan
  • Djupan

History[edit]

Sollentuna municipality was founded in conjunction with the reform of local government in Sweden in 1863. However, its boundaries are almost equivalent to those of Sollentuna Parish,[citation needed] which dates back to the 12th century. Well into the 20th century, Sollentuna was a predominantly rural area.

Modern Sollentuna evolved around the railway between Uppsala and Stockholm, inaugurated in 1866. Five of the eight districts that make up the municipality today correspond to railway stations, now operated by Stockholm commuter rail system. From south to north: Helenelund, Tureberg (railway station is Sollentuna Station), Häggvik, Norrviken and Rotebro. Viby is an extension of Norrviken and the two remaining districts— Edsberg and Sjöberg—are found along the road to Danderyd. Other roads into Sollentuna includes the road from Kallhäll to Rotebro and the E 4 motorway that approximates the same route as the railway.

Sollentuna received the title of a merchant town (köping) in 1944. Köping status was made obsolete by the municipal reform of 1971.

Demography[edit]

Population development[edit]

Population development in Sollentuna Municipality 1810–2019
Year Population
1810
872
1850
827
1900
1,290
1910
2,269
1920
3,933
1930
9,221
1940
13,485
1950
18,631
1960
25,145
1970
37,723
1975
43,413
1980
45,868
1985
48,212
1990
51,377
1995
54,553
2000
58,048
2005
59,355
2010
64,630
2015
70,251
2017
71,848
2019
73,857

Source: SCB - Folkmängd efter region och år.

Income and Education[edit]

The population in Sollentuna Municipality has the 11th highest median income per capita in Sweden.[6] The share of highly educated persons, according to Statistics Sweden's definition: persons with post-secondary education that is three years or longer, is 40.7% (national average: 27.0%) and the 9th highest in the country.[7]

Residents with a foreign background[edit]

On the 31st of December 2017, the number of people with a foreign background (persons born outside of Sweden or with two parents born outside of Sweden) was 23 284, or 32.41% of the population (71 848 on the 31st of December 2017). On the 31st of December 2002, the number of residents with a foreign background was (per the same definition) 12 443, or 21.26% of the population (58 515 on the 31st of December 2002).[8] On 31 December 2017, there were 71 848 residents in Sollentuna, of which 17 657 people (24.58%) were born in a country other than Sweden. Divided by country in the table below - the Nordic countries, as well as the 12 most common countries of birth outside of Sweden for Swedish residents have been included, with other countries of birth bundled together by continent by Statistics Sweden.[9]

2022 by district[edit]

This is a demographic table based on Sollentuna Municipality's electoral districts in the 2022 Swedish general election sourced from SVT's election platform, in turn taken from SCB official statistics.[10]

Residents include everyone registered as living in the district, regardless of age or citizenship status.[10] Valid voters indicate Swedish citizens above the age of 18 who therefore can vote in general elections.[10] Left vote and right vote indicate the result between the two major blocs in said district in the 2022 general election. Employment indicates the share of people between the ages of 20 and 64 who are working taxpayers.[10] Foreign background denotes residents either born abroad or with two parents born outside of Sweden.[10] Median income is the received monthly income through either employment, capital gains or social grants for the median adult above 20, also including pensioners in Swedish kronor.[10] College graduates indicates any degree accumulated after high school.[10]

There were 74,969 residents and 52,341 Swedish citizens of voting age.[10] 48.3 % voted for the left coalition and 50.0 % for the right coalition.

Politics and government[edit]

Turebergshuset, municipal building

Sollentuna Municipality has a municipal assembly with 61 members elected by proportional representation through municipal elections, held in conjunction with the national parliamentary elections every four years. The assembly elects a municipal board, (kommunstyrelse) which is the municipality's main governing body, chaired by the Mayor (sw. kommunstyrelsens ordförande). The current mayor is Henrik Thunes,[11] of the Moderate Party.

2022 election results[edit]

In the 2022 municipal elections, the council's seat composition was the following:

The governing parties Parties in opposition

2018 election results[edit]

In the 2018 municipal elections, the council's seat composition was the following:

The governing parties Parties in opposition

2014 election results[edit]

In the 2014 municipal elections, the council's seat composition was the following:

The governing parties Parties in opposition

2010 election results[edit]

In the 2010 municipal elections, the council's seat composition was the following:

The governing parties Parties in opposition

2006 election results[edit]

In the 2006 municipal elections, the council's seat composition was the following:

The governing parties Parties in opposition

2002 election results[edit]

In the 2002 municipal elections, the council's seat composition was the following:

The governing parties Parties in opposition

List of mayors since 1971[edit]

  • (1971–1974) Urban Gibson (fp)
  • (1974–1977) Carl-Erik Nilsson (c)
  • (1977–1980) Sven Olle Isidor Persson (s)
  • (1980–1987) Jan-Olov Sundström (m)
  • (1987–1998) Gun Blomberg (m)
  • (1998–2000) Christina Naess (m)
  • (2000–2010) Torbjörn Rosdahl (m)
  • (2010-2015-07-11) Douglas Lithborn (m) [12]
  • (2015-07-12- 2015-09-16) Anna Lena Johansson (fp) [13]
  • 2015-09-17- Henrik Thunes (m) [11]

Public transport[edit]

Sollentuna is served by the Stockholm public transport system. Stockholm commuter rail has five stations within the municipality. There is also an extensive SL bus network.

Sights[edit]

Edsbergs slott
  • Edsbacka krog, located by Edsbacka lake and founded already in 1634, was the only Swedish restaurant with two stars in the Michelin Guide until it closed in February 2010. Now the site has a slightly less fancy restaurant, again under the name, Edsbacka Krog [14]
  • Edsbergs slott was built in the rococo style in 1760. It's 400 km²
  • Probable burial mound of King Agne from the 5th century.

Sports[edit]

Sollentunavallen
Bandy at Sollentunavallen

Sollentunavallen is the biggest playing field. It consists of two fields. The main arena is for football and athletics. Alongside it, there's a field with artificial grass, which is used for bandy during the winter season.

The following sports clubs are located in Sollentuna Municipality:

As of December 2022 there are 64 sports clubs in Sollentuna. The full list is maintained on the municipality web site.[15]

Notable people[edit]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

The municipality is twinned with:[16]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 2014-01-01. Archived from the original (Microsoft Excel) on 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2021" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 22, 2022. Retrieved February 22, 2022.
  3. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 22.
  4. ^ 31 December 2021
  5. ^ "Korta fakta 2012" (PDF). Sollentuna Municipality. 13 April 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  6. ^ "Medianinkomst". Ekonomifakta. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "Andel högutbildade". Ekonomifakta. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  8. ^ Antal personer efter region, utländsk/svensk bakgrund och år (Read 4 januari 2019)
  9. ^ a b Statistiska centralbyrån: Utrikes födda efter län, kommun och födelseland 31 december 2017 (XLS-fil) Läst 4 januari 2019
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Valresultat 2022 för Sollentuna i riksdagsvalet". SVT. 11 September 2022. Retrieved 24 January 2023.
  11. ^ a b "Klart med ny ordförande i kommunstyrelsen". 31 August 2015.
  12. ^ [Douglas Lithborn died 2015-07-11 http://www.sollentuna.se/sv/arkiverade-nyheter/nyheter-2015/kommunstyrelsens-ordforande-i-sollentuna-har-avlidit/]
  13. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 2015-07-22. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  14. ^ https://edsbacka.nu/
  15. ^ https://www.sollentuna.se/omsorg--stod/integration-och-mottagande-i-sollentuna/kultur-och-fritid-for-dig-som-ar-ny-i-sverige/
  16. ^ "Vänorter - Sollentuna kommun". Archived from the original on 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2010-01-13.

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