|• 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)|
|• Density||96/km2 (250/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||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
- Uppsala (seat)
- Ytternäs och Vreta
Government and politics
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:
- Moderate Party 23
- Social Democratic Party 21
- Green Party 11
- Liberal People's Party 8
- Centre Party 6
- Left Party 6
- Christian Democrats 4
- Sweden Democrats 2
Results of the Swedish general election, 2010 in Uppsala:
- Moderate Party 29.5%
- Social Democratic Party 24.0%
- Green Party 11.2%
- Liberal People's Party 9.1%
- Centre Party 7.6%
- Christian Democrats 6.4%
- Left Party 6.4%
- Sweden Democrats 3.8%
Twin towns — sister cities
The municipality has the following twinnigs
- "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
- "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
- Uppsala Municipality - Official site