Sollentuna Municipality

Sollentuna Municipality (Sollentuna kommun [ˈsɔ̂lːɛnˌtʉːna kʊˈmʉːn] (audio speaker iconlisten))[3] is a municipality in Stockholm County in east central Sweden, north of Stockholm. Its seat of local government is located in Tureberg, which is a part of the Upplands Väsby urban area.

Sollentuna Municipality
Sollentuna kommun
Sollentuna Centrum huvudentrén.JPG
Coat of arms of Sollentuna Municipality
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Coordinates: 59°26′N 17°57′E / 59.433°N 17.950°E / 59.433; 17.950Coordinates: 59°26′N 17°57′E / 59.433°N 17.950°E / 59.433; 17.950
CountyStockholm County
SeatTureberg, part of Upplands Väsby
 • Total57.98 km2 (22.39 sq mi)
 • Land52.64 km2 (20.32 sq mi)
 • Water5.34 km2 (2.06 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
 (31 December 2019)[2]
 • Total73,857
 • Density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
  • Sollentuner
  • Sollentunan
  • Sollentunian
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
Municipal code163
Density is calculated using land area only.


Sollentuna borders the municipalities of Solna, Sundbyberg, Stockholm, Järfälla, Upplands Väsby, Täby and Danderyd in clockwise order starting to the south.

Localities and districtsEdit

Since 1995 the bulk of the built-up area of the municipality is statistically counted to the multimunicipal city of Stockholm. A few houses on the eastern border (with about 10 inh.) are in Täby urban area. Sjöberg is constituting a locality of its own.

The municipality is subdivided into the following districts with population as of 31 December 2011:[4]


Ice skating on Lake Norrviken in winter.

Central to the landscape of Sollentuna are the rather big lakes Norrviken and Edsviken—the latter a bay of the Baltic Sea.

Lake Norrviken

Edsviken and Norrviken are popular lakes for ice tour skating during the winter. The municipality plows a 15 km long skating track on Norrviken. Note that Norrviken is also the name of a district at the western shore of the Norrviken lake.

Other lakes:

  • Fjäturen
  • Ravalen
  • Rösjön
  • Väsjön
  • Översjön
  • Snuggan
  • Djupan


Sollentuna municipality was founded in conjunction with the reform of local government in Sweden in 1863. However, its boundaries are almost equivalent to those of Sollentuna Parish,[citation needed] which dates back to the 12th century. Well into the 20th century, Sollentuna was a predominantly rural area.

Modern Sollentuna evolved around the railway between Uppsala and Stockholm, inaugurated in 1866. Five of the eight districts that make up the municipality today correspond to railway stations, now operated by Stockholm commuter rail system. From south to north: Helenelund, Tureberg (railway station is Sollentuna Station), Häggvik, Norrviken and Rotebro. Viby is an extension of Norrviken and the two remaining districts— Edsberg and Sjöberg—are found along the road to Danderyd. Other roads into Sollentuna includes the road from Kallhäll to Rotebro and the E 4 motorway that approximates the same route as the railway.

Sollentuna received the title of a merchant town (köping) in 1944. Köping status was made obsolete by the municipal reform of 1971.


Population developmentEdit

Population development in Sollentuna Municipality 1810–2019
Year Population

Source: SCB - Folkmängd efter region och år.

Income and EducationEdit

The population in Sollentuna Municipality has the 11th highest median income per capita in Sweden.[5] The share of highly educated persons, according to Statistics Sweden's definition: persons with post-secondary education that is three years or longer, is 40.7% (national average: 27.0%) and the 9th highest in the country.[6]

Residents with a foreign backgroundEdit

On the 31st of December 2017 the number of people with a foreign background (persons born outside of Sweden or with two parents born outside of Sweden) was 23 284, or 32.41% of the population (71 848 on the 31st of December 2017). On the 31st of December 2002 the number of residents with a foreign background was (per the same definition) 12 443, or 21.26% of the population (58 515 on the 31st of December 2002).[7] On 31 December 2017 there were 71 848 residents in Sollentuna, of which 17 657 people (24.58%) were born in a country other than Sweden. 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.[8]

Politics and governmentEdit

Turebergshuset, municipal building

Sollentuna Municipality has a municipal assembly with 61 members elected by proportional representation through municipal elections, held in conjunction with the national parliamentary elections every four years. The assembly elects a municipal board, (kommunstyrelse) which is the municipality's main governing body, chaired by the Mayor (sw. kommunstyrelsens ordförande). The current mayor is Henrik Thunes,[9] of the Moderate Party.

2018 election resultsEdit

In the 2018 municipal elections, the seats in the Council are divided in the following way:

The governing parties Parties in opposition

2014 election resultsEdit

In the 2014 municipal elections, the seats in the Council are divided in the following way:

The governing parties Parties in opposition

2010 election resultsEdit

In the 2010 municipal elections, the seats in the Council are divided in the following way:

The governing parties Parties in opposition

2006 election resultsEdit

In the 2006 municipal elections, the seats in the Council are divided in the following way:

The governing parties Parties in opposition

2002 election resultsEdit

In the 2002 municipal elections, the seats in the Council are divided in the following way:

The governing parties Parties in opposition

List of mayors since 1971Edit

  • (1971–1974) Urban Gibson (fp)
  • (1974–1977) Carl-Erik Nilsson (c)
  • (1977–1980) Sven Olle Isidor Persson (s)
  • (1980–1987) Jan-Olov Sundström (m)
  • (1987–1998) Gun Blomberg (m)
  • (1998–2000) Christina Naess (m)
  • (2000–2010) Torbjörn Rosdahl (m)
  • (2010-2015-07-11) Douglas Lithborn (m) [10]
  • (2015-07-12- 2015-09-16) Anna Lena Johansson (fp) [11]
  • 2015-09-17- Henrik Thunes (m) [9]

Public transportEdit

Sollentuna is served by the Stockholm public transport system. Stockholm commuter rail have five stations within the municipality. There is also an extensive SL bus network.


Edsbergs slott
  • Edsbacka krog, located by Edsbacka lake and founded already in 1634, was the only Swedish restaurant with two stars in the Michelin Guide until it closed in February 2010. Now the site have a slightly less fancy restaurant called Edsbacka Wärdshus.
  • Edsbergs slott was built in rococo 1760. Its 400 km² can be rented.
  • Probable burial mound of King Agne from the 5th century.


Bandy at Sollentunavallen

Sollentunavallen is the biggest playing field. It consists of two fields. The main arena is for football and athletics. Alongside it there's a field with artificial grass, which is used for bandy during the winter season.

The following sports clubs are located in Sollentuna Municipality:

As of June 2013 there were 57 sports clubs in Sollentuna. The full list is maintained on the municipality web site.

Notable peopleEdit

International relationsEdit

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

The municipality is twinned with:[12]

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. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 22.
  4. ^ "Korta fakta 2012" (PDF). Sollentuna Municipality. 13 April 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  5. ^ "Medianinkomst". Ekonomifakta. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  6. ^ "Andel högutbildade". Ekonomifakta. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  7. ^ Antal personer efter region, utländsk/svensk bakgrund och år (Read 4 januari 2019)
  8. ^ a b Statistiska centralbyrån: Utrikes födda efter län, kommun och födelseland 31 december 2017 (XLS-fil) Läst 4 januari 2019
  9. ^ a b "Klart med ny ordförande i kommunstyrelsen". 31 August 2015.
  10. ^ [Douglas Lithborn died 2015-07-11]
  11. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 2015-07-22. Retrieved 2015-10-22.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2010-01-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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