and Sollentuna Municipality
|• Total||25.81 km2 (9.97 sq mi)|
|Population (31 December 2012)|
|• Density||2,374/km2 (6,150/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Täby is a trimunicipal locality and the seat of Täby Municipality in Stockholm County, Sweden, with 66,292 inhabitants in 2013. It is also partly located in Danderyd Municipality (the Enebyberg area) and a very small part of Sollentuna Municipality. However, Täby kyrkby in the northern part of Täby Municipality forms part of the Vallentuna urban area.
Täby consists of the following districts: Arninge, Ella Gård, Hacksta, Ella Park, Enebyberg, Ensta, Erikslund, Gribbylund, Hägernäs, Lahäll, Löttingelund, Lövbrunna, Näsbypark, Roslags Näsby, Skarpäng, Täby Centrum, Viggbyholm, Vallatorp, and Visinge.
Täby is famous for its racecourse, which is called "Täby Galopp". The course opened in 1960 and it replaced the earlier course Ulriksdal in Solna. The Center of Täby is called "Täby centrum", and it is one of the largest malls in Sweden.
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The name Täby is derived from tä, which is an old word that was used for "narrow road between roundpole fences", and by which means village. It is therefore believed that the Täby area was rich in such roads in the Viking age. The name Täby is found carved into the Jarlabanke Runestones, close to Täby church.
Täby has been inhabited since the Bronze Age. Around the Viking Age, the Täby area, as well as many other areas in the province of Uppland, developed into an agricultural area, which it largely remained until the early 20th century. In 1885 Täby got its first commercial shop, and in the same year the narrow-gauge regional railroad Roslagsbanan was opened, which gave the area much improved communications both to Stockholm and to the Roslagen area. From 1950 Täby has been an expansive suburban area of Stockholm.
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The following sports clubs are located in Täby:
- Princess Sofia of Sweden lived here until 1991
- Caroline Hedwall (golfer) was born in 1989
- Jessica Folcker (singer) born in 1975
- Eric Prydz
- Fredrik Reinfeldt (former Prime Minister of Sweden)
- Jonas Gardell (author)
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