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List of metropolitan areas in Sweden

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Sweden has three metropolitan areas consisting of the areas surrounding the three largest cities, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.[1] The statistics have been retrieved from Statistics Sweden and the statistics released November 10, 2014.[2] The official land area for each municipality have also been retrieved from Statistics Sweden, the agency that defines these areas.[3]

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Metropolitan StockholmEdit

 
Central Stockholm and Old Town

Metropolitan Stockholm (also known as Greater Stockholm or, in Swedish, Storstockholm), is a metropolitan area surrounding the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Since 2005, Metropolitan Stockholm is defined by official Swedish Statistics as all of Stockholm County.[4] It is the largest of the three metropolitan areas in Sweden.

Metropolitan Stockholm is divided into 5 areas: Stockholm City Centre, Söderort, Västerort of Stockholm Municipality; and the northern suburbs and southern suburbs, which consists of several municipalities.

Municipality Population Area[1] Density[2] Part
Stockholm 914,909 187.17 4,861.76 Centre, West, South
Huddinge 104,353 131.01 795.01 Southern Suburbs
(Södermanland)
Botkyrka 89,142 194.17 451.05
Salem 16,201 54.09 297.76
Södertälje 92,490 525.15 175.18
Nykvarn 9,862 152.76 63.52
Nynäshamn 27,168 358.76 75.16
Haninge 82,676 458.07 179.04
Tyresö 45,629 69.25 651.94
Nacka 96,420 95.12 1,005.61
Värmdö 40,660 448.03 89.91 Northern Suburbs
(Uppland)
Lidingö 45,598 30.80 1,476.23
Vaxholm 11,385 57.88 195.51
Österåker 41,317 312.40 131.33
Norrtälje 57,694 2016.04 28.50
Vallentuna 32,008 358.36 88.96
Sigtuna 44,174 327.40 134.46
Upplands-Bro 25,370 235.47 107.15
Upplands Väsby 41,883 75.09 556.49
Täby 67,519 60.72 1,109.24
Sollentuna 69,525 52.64 1,314.27
Danderyd 32,286 26.40 1,222.01
Järfälla 71,130 53.81 1,306.11
Ekerö 26,770 217.68 122.30
Sundbyberg 44,663 8.67 5,047.64
Solna 74,273 19.30 3,834.77
Total 2,205,105 6,526.24 335.94

1 km2
2 Population per km2

Metropolitan GothenburgEdit

 
Central Gothenburg and the harbor, the largest in the Nordic Region

Metropolitan Gothenburg (Storgöteborg or literally Greater Gothenburg), is a metropolitan area surrounding the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. The metropolitan region is located in Västra Götaland County, except for the municipality of Kungsbacka, which is located to the south in Halland County. As of 2005, the municipalities of Alingsås and Lilla Edet were added to the region. The region is often used for statistical measures, and estimates in the 1960s predicted that the region would have about one million inhabitants in the year 2000. The region is the second largest metropolitan area in Sweden after Metropolitan Stockholm.

Municipality Population Area[1] Density[2]
Gothenburg 565,496 447.76 1,206.30
Mölndal 66,733 145.84 430.05
Partille 37,931 56.83 641.62
Härryda 37,430 266.78 135.83
Lerum 41,660 258.61 153.50
Ale 30,399 316.51 89.54
Kungälv 44,312 362.59 116.64
Öckerö 12,930 25.74 490.09
Tjörn 15,862 167.36 90.17
Stenungsund 26,325 251.91 100.08
Lilla Edet 13,948 316.23 41.05
Alingsås 40,566 472.03 82.86
Kungsbacka 82,382 606.67 128.73
Total 1,015,974 3,694.86 262.25

1 km2
2 Population per km2

Metropolitan MalmöEdit

 
The Øresund strait between Malmö and Copenhagen with Malmö in the foreground and the island of Amager and part of southern Copenhagen in the background

Greater Malmö (Stormalmö), also known as Metropolitan Malmö is the metropolitan area of Malmö in Sweden. The area is located in Southwestern Scania (Sydvästra Skåne), which is often considered synonymous with Greater Malmö, and it is part of the wider transnational Öresund Region. Besides Malmö, large towns in Greater Malmö includes Lund and Trelleborg, the former of which was the seat of the historical Catholic Archdiocese of Lund.

Since the 1970s, improvements in highways and the regional and InterRegio train networks means the commuting area has grown to include Ystad, Skurup, Sjöbo, Eslöv, Höör, Landskrona and Helsingborg, though only some of these are included in official definitions of Greater Malmö. It's not uncommon to live in Malmö and work either in Ystad or Helsingborg, or vice versa, but these towns have kept their mental allegiance with older divisions of Scania. Commuting across the Öresund has become more common, both through the Øresund Bridge and the HH Ferry route, at which car ferries departs every 12 minutes in summer (every 15 minutes in winter).

Statistics Sweden, which sets the official definitions for all metropolitan areas in Sweden, has changed which municipalities are included in Greater Malmö over time. The most recent change to the definition came in 2006, when Eslöv, Höör, and Skurup Municipalities became part of Greater Malmö, bringing the number of municipalities included from 9 to 12.

Municipality Population[5] Area (km2)[6] Density (N per km2)
Malmö 340,802 156.95 2,017.4
Lund 123,495 426.83 289.3
Trelleborg 44,992 340.00 132.3
Vellinge 36,460 142.65 255.6
Eslöv 33,667 418.96 80.4
Kävlinge 31,536 152.45 206.9
Lomma 24,782 55.49 446.6
Staffanstorp 24,778 106.81 232.0
Svedala 21,654 217.71 99.5
Burlöv 18,449 18.90 976.1
Höör 16,691 290.51 57.5
Skurup 15,731 193.42 81.3
Total 733,0372,520.68 290.8

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ SCB Statistics Sweden – Definition of Metropolitan Areas in Sweden published in 2005
  2. ^ SCB Statistics Sweden - Population Statistics published November 10, 2014 (only available in Swedish) Archived November 11, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ SCB Statistics Sweden - Official Land Area per Municipality, retrieved February 24, 2014 (only available in Swedish) Archived January 18, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ SCB Statistics Sweden – Regional Divisions in Sweden published in 2005
  5. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 mars 2019 och befolkningsförändringar 1 januari–31 mars 2019" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 2019-05-10.
  6. ^ "Land and water area 1 January by region and type of area. Year 2012 - 2019". Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2019-07-23.

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