Uppsala Municipality

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Uppsala Municipality
Uppsala kommun
Coat of arms of Uppsala Municipality
Coat of arms
Uppsala Municipality in Uppsala County.png
Country Sweden
County Uppsala County
Seat Uppsala
 • Total 2,234.47 km2 (862.73 sq mi)
 • Land 2,182.8 km2 (842.8 sq mi)
 • Water 51.67 km2 (19.95 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2016)[2]
 • Total 214,559
 • Density 96/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Uppland
Municipal code 0380
Website www.uppsala.se

Uppsala Municipality (Uppsala kommun) is a municipality in Uppsala County in east central Sweden. Uppsala has a population of 211,411 (2016-06-30). Its seat is located in the university city of Uppsala.

Uppsala Municipality was created through amalgamations taking place during the late sixties and the early seventies. There are about thirty original local government units combined in the present municipality. A split took place in 2003, when Knivsta Municipality was formed.

Towns and villages[edit]

By population:

Government and politics[edit]

Historically, Uppsala Municipality has been a centre both of conservatism and liberalism, both receiving their ideological nourishment from the University. Today, however, the city is divided between left and right and has since 1994 been governed by a coalition of the Social Democrats, the Left Party and the Green Party until the 2006 elections where the centre-right coalition Alliance for Sweden won not only the national elections but also the regional.

Distribution of the 81 seats in the municipal council after the 2010 election:

Results of the Swedish general election, 2010 in Uppsala:

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

The municipality has the following twinnigs[3]


External links[edit]

Coordinates: 59°52′N 17°38′E / 59.867°N 17.633°E / 59.867; 17.633