Järfälla Municipality

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Järfälla Municipality (Swedish: Järfälla kommun) is a municipality in Stockholm County in east central Sweden, and is considered a suburb of Stockholm. Its seat is located in Jakobsberg, part of the Stockholm urban area.

Järfälla Municipality
Järfälla kommun
Pojken, brons, av Lars Nilsson, Riddarplatsen, Jakobsberg, 2013d.jpg
Coat of arms of Järfälla Municipality
Järfälla Municipality in Stockholm County.png
Coordinates: 59°26′N 17°50′E / 59.433°N 17.833°E / 59.433; 17.833Coordinates: 59°26′N 17°50′E / 59.433°N 17.833°E / 59.433; 17.833
Country Sweden
CountyStockholm County
 • Total63.02 km2 (24.33 sq mi)
 • Land53.81 km2 (20.78 sq mi)
 • Water9.21 km2 (3.56 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
 (31 December 2019)[2]
 • Total79,990
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
Municipal code0123
Density is calculated using land area only.

Järfälla has not been amalgamated with other municipalities in the two local government reforms carried out during the 20th century. The Stäket area in the north was, however, added in 1952.

It is located about 20 km north of Stockholm, with a part situated by the shore of Lake Mälaren. It takes about 20 minutes to reach downtown Stockholm by Stockholm commuter rail.


Järfälla traces its history to the Stone Age and has some ruins from that time. After being Christianized in the 11th century, a church was built around the year 1200 that still stands today. Järfälla continued to be of some importance in the Middle Ages as several important roads went through it. Furthermore, the centre of the hundred was located within the boundaries of the municipality from 1675 to 1905

Its coat of arms, which depicts a golden lamb carrying an archbishop's cross, can be traced from 1568, but was created in 1955. They may symbolize that Järfälla is situated on the road from the capital Stockholm to the seat of the archbishop in the nearby city of Uppsala.

The main population expansion came in the 1930s and 1940s, when many residential houses were built in the seat Jakobsberg for middle-class families commuting to Stockholm.

Public transportationEdit

The municipality is served by the Stockholm public transport system. There are three Stockholm commuter rail stations, Barkarby, Jakobsberg and Kallhäll, as well as a bus network. As part of a larger plan for the Stockholm region, Barkarby station and Barkarbystaden will get metro stations, scheduled to open in 2026.[3] The representatives for the municipalities signed the deal in January 2014, and on 3 March 2014 Järfälla municipal council made the formal decision to fulfill their part of the deal.[4]


Population development in Järfälla Municipality 1970–2019
Year Population

Source: SCB - Folkmängd efter region och år.

Residents with a foreign backgroundEdit

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 31,031, or 40.59% of the population (76,453 on 31 December 2017). On 31 December 2002 the number of residents with a foreign background was (per the same definition) 15,550, or 25.37% of the population (61,290 on 31 December 2002).[5] On 31 December 2017 there were 76,453 residents in Järfälla, of whom 22,215 people (29.06%) were born in a country other than Sweden. These are 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.[6]



The following sports clubs are located in Järfälla:

Football clubsEdit

Floorball clubsEdit

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Ice hockey clubsEdit

See alsoEdit


  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 2019" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 20, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  3. ^ [Stockholmsförhandlingen 2013 -- FAQ (Swedish) http://stockholmsforhandlingen.se/faq]
  4. ^ [Järfälla kommun -- Beslut i kommun-fullmäktige om tunnelbana och 14 000 nya bostäder (Swedish) "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-09-04. Retrieved 2014-09-01.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)]
  5. ^ Antal personer efter region, utländsk/svensk bakgrund och år (Read 4 januari 2019)
  6. ^ a b Statistiska centralbyrån: Utrikes födda efter län, kommun och födelseland 31 december 2017 (XLS-fil) Läst 4 januari 2019

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