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City of Solna
Solna stad
Solna City Hall
Solna City Hall
Coat of arms of City of Solna
Coordinates: 59°21′N 18°00′E / 59.350°N 18.000°E / 59.350; 18.000
CountyStockholm County
 • Total21.66 km2 (8.36 sq mi)
 • Land19.3 km2 (7.5 sq mi)
 • Water2.36 km2 (0.91 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
 (31 December 2023)[2]
 • Total85,426
 • Density3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
Municipal code0184
Density is calculated using land area only.

Solna (Swedish: Solna kommun or Solna stad, IPA: [ˈsôːlna]) is a primary settlement (or village) and a municipality in Stockholm County, Sweden, located just north of Stockholm City Centre. Its seat is located in the town of Solna, which is a part of the Stockholm urban area. Solna is one of the richest municipalities in Sweden.

The municipality is a part of Metropolitan Stockholm. None of the area is considered rural, which is unusual for Swedish municipalities, which normally are of mixed rural/urban character. Solna is the third smallest municipality in Sweden in terms of area, after nearby Sundbyberg, as well as Burlöv, Scania County.

Solna borders Stockholm Municipality to the south, southeast and northwest; to Sundbyberg Municipality to the west; to Sollentuna Municipality to the north; and to Danderyd Municipality to the northeast. The boundary with Danderyd Municipality is delineated by the Stocksundet strait.

There are two parishes in Solna Municipality: Råsunda (population 29,677) and Solna (population 28,317).[citation needed] Solna Parish once included parts of present-day City of Stockholm.[citation needed]

Solna is divided into eight traditional parts with no administrative functions: Bergshamra, Haga, Hagalund, Huvudsta, Järva, Råsunda, Skytteholm and Ulriksdal. The largest districts are Råsunda, Hagalund and Huvudsta, with the Solna Centrum in between them.

With few exceptions, Solna's built-up areas have a suburban character, but there are also several large parks and Friends Arena, Sweden's new national football stadium adjacent to the Solna station of Stockholm commuter rail.

The final matches of both the 1958 FIFA (men's) World Cup and the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup were played at Råsunda Stadium, the national football stadium from 1937 to 2012 (demolished in 2013).

Solna has attracted a wide range of businesses and authorities, making it a major place of work in Greater Stockholm. Among the most important employers are the medical university Karolinska Institutet and the Karolinska University Hospital. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) are also located in Solna.


Population development[edit]

Population development in Solna Municipality 1970–2020
Year Population

Source: SCB - Folkmängd efter region och år and SCB - Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 30 september 2020 och befolkningsförändringar 1 juli - 30 september 2020. Totalt.

2022 by district[edit]

This is a demographic table based on Solna Municipality's electoral districts in the 2022 Swedish general election sourced from SVT's election platform, in turn taken from SCB official statistics.[3]

In total there were 83,972 residents, including 60,293 Swedish citizens of voting age.[3] 53.9% voted for the left coalition and 44.4% for the right coalition. Indicators are in percentage points except population totals and income.

Income and education[edit]

The population in Solna Municipality has the 16th highest median income per capita in Sweden,[4] and the share of highly educated persons, according to Statistics Sweden's definition: persons with post-secondary education that is three years or longer, is 46.0% (national average: 27.0%) and the 5th highest in the country.[5]

Residents with a foreign background[edit]

On 31 December 2017 the number of people with a foreign background (persons born outside of Sweden or with two parents born outside of Sweden) was 30 601, or 38.39% of the population (79 707 on 31 December 2017). On 31 December 2002 the number of residents with a foreign background was (per the same definition) 14 986, or 26.02% of the population (57 585 on 31 December 2002).[6] On 31 December 2017 there were 79 707 residents in Solna, of which 23 597 people (29.60%) 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.[7]

Local government[edit]

As with all 290 municipalities of Sweden, Solna has a municipal assembly (kommunfullmäktige), holding 61 members elected by proportional representation for a four-year term. An executive committee (kommunstyrelse) is appointed by its members.

List of mayors since 1943[edit]

Public transport[edit]

Solna is centrally located in the Stockholm area and is well served by the Stockholm public transport system with two commuter train stations and six metro stations as well as a dense bus network run by SL. It was served by trams until 1959. Light rail returned after 54 years of absence when Tvärbanan was extended from Alvik to Solna centrum. A further extension to Solna Station opened in 2014.[citation needed]


Scandinavian Airlines head office

Skanska,[8] NextJet,[9] and Vattenfall[10] have their head offices in Solna. Mall of Scandinavia has opened in November 2015 and is located in Solna.[11]

The head office of Scandinavian Airlines and SAS Group is located in Solna.[12][13] The airline head office was formerly located on the property of Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sigtuna Municipality,[14] but now it is back in Solna.[15]


Solna church


The women's bandy team of AIK in the national final 2015

The following football clubs are located in Solna:

The bandy department of AIK has been very successful on the women's side, with several national titles in recent years. The men's team has gotten promoted to Elitserien 2019–20.[17]

Newcastle and Premier League star Alexander Isak has took birth here.


Solna gymnasium

Solna Gymnasium is the senior high school/sixth form college of Solna.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Solna is twinned with:[18]


In addition to this, Solna has two cooperating cities,

See also[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 och befolkningsförändringar - Kvartal 4, 2023" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 22, 2024. Retrieved February 22, 2024.
  3. ^ a b c "Valresultat 2022 för Solna i riksdagsvalet" (in Swedish). SVT. 11 September 2022. Retrieved 3 February 2024.
  4. ^ "Medianinkomst". Ekonomifakta. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  5. ^ "Andel högutbildade". Ekonomifakta. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  6. ^ Antal personer efter region, utländsk/svensk bakgrund och år (Read 4 januari 2019)
  7. ^ a b Statistiska centralbyrån: Utrikes födda efter län, kommun och födelseland 31 december 2017 (XLS-fil) Läst 4 januari 2019
  8. ^ "Directions Skanska head office Archived 2012-09-18 at the Wayback Machine." Skanska. Retrieved on 15 October 2011. "Contact information Skanska head office Hagaporten Råsundavägen 2 169 83 Solna Sweden"
  9. ^ "Contact Us." NextJet. Retrieved on 23 May 2012. "FRÖSUNDAVIKS ALLÉ 15, 169 70 SOLNA "
  10. ^ "Office Locations." Vattenfall. Retrieved on 17 October 2018. "Evenemangsgatan 13 169 79 Solna"
  11. ^ ""Mall of Scandinavia - Om Mall of Scandinavia". Archived from the original on 2016-01-26. Retrieved 2016-01-24.." Mall of Scandinavia. Retrieved on 24 January 2016. "OM MALL OF SCANDINAVIA"
  12. ^ "SAS head office in Sweden." Scandinavian Airlines. Retrieved on 8 June 2009.
  13. ^ "Cykelkarta 2007." Solna Municipality. Retrieved on 12 February 2010.
  14. ^ "SAS Head Office in Sweden." Scandinavian Airlines. Retrieved on 27 January 2012. "SAS Head Office Stockholm-Arlanda Kabinvägen 5 SE-195 87 Stockholm"
  15. ^ "SAS’ Annual Report 2013/2014." Scandinavian Airlines. January 20, 2015. Retrieved on July 24, 2015. " The annual general meeting in SAS AB took place on 19 February 2015 at 3.00pm at SAS head office, Frösundaviks allé 1, Solna." Swedish: "SAS årsredovisning 2013/2014." - "SAS huvudkontor, Frösundaviks, alle 1, Solna."
  16. ^ Patnaude, Art (2015-12-01). "Unibail's Mall Strategy: Bigger Is Better". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2020-02-24.
  17. ^ "Google Translate".
  18. ^ a b c d e f g h "Networks, town twinning and partnerships" (PDF). City of Solna. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2013-08-04. Retrieved 2013-08-04.
  19. ^ "Burbank's Sister Cities". Burbank Sister City Organization. Archived from the original on July 10, 2012. Retrieved July 22, 2010.

External links[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Solna