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Solna Municipality (Swedish: Solna kommun or Solna stad, IPA: [²soːlna]) is a municipality in Stockholm County in Sweden, located just north of the Stockholm City Centre. Its seat is located in the town of Solna, which is a part of the Stockholm urban area.

Solna Municipality

Solna kommun
Coat of arms of Solna Municipality
Coat of arms
Solna Municipality in Stockholm County.png
CountyStockholm County
SeatPart of Stockholm
 • Total21.66 km2 (8.36 sq mi)
 • Land19.3 km2 (7.5 sq mi)
 • Water2.36 km2 (0.91 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total80,950
 • Density3,700/km2 (9,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
Municipal code0184
Density is calculated using land area only.
Solna City Hall

The municipality is a part of Metropolitan Stockholm. None of the area is considered rural, which is unusual for Swedish municipalities, which normally are of mixed rural/urban character. Solna is the third smallest municipality in Sweden in terms of area.

Solna borders Stockholm Municipality to the south, southeast and northwest; to Sundbyberg Municipality to the west; to Sollentuna Municipality to the north; and finally to Danderyd Municipality to the northeast. The boundary with Danderyd Municipality is delineated by the Stocksundet sea strait.

There are two parishes in Solna Municipality: Råsunda (population 29,677) and Solna (population 28,317).

Solna is divided into eight traditional parts with no administrative functions: Bergshamra, Haga, Hagalund, Huvudsta, Järva, Råsunda, Skytteholm and Ulriksdal. The largest districts are Råsunda, Hagalund and Huvudsta, with the Solna Centrum in between them.

With few exceptions, Solna's built-up areas have a suburban character, but there are also several large parks and Friends Arena, Sweden's new national football stadium adjacent to the Solna station of Stockholm commuter rail.

The final matches of both the 1958 FIFA (men's) World Cup and the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup were played at Råsunda Stadium, the national football stadium from 1937 to 2012 (demolished in 2013).

Solna has very low tax rates and has attracted a wide range of companies and authorities, making it a major place of work in Stockholm. Among the most important employers are the medical university Karolinska Institutet and the Karolinska University Hospital. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) are also located in Solna.


Population developmentEdit

Population development in Solna Municipality 1970–2018
Year Population

Source: SCB - Folkmängd efter region och år.

Income and EducationEdit

The population in Solna Municipality has the 16th highest median income per capita in Sweden[3], although the share of highly educated persons, according to Statistics Sweden's definition: persons with post-secondary education that is three years or longer, is 46.0% (national average: 27.0%) and the 5th highest in the country.[4]

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 30 601, or 38.39% of the population (79 707 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) 14 986, or 26.02% of the population (57 585 on the 31st of December 2002).[5] On 31 December 2017 there were 79 707 residents in Solna, of which 23 597 people (29.60%) 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.[6]

Local governmentEdit

As with all 290 municipalities of Sweden, Solna has a municipal assembly (kommunfullmäktige), holding 61 members elected by proportional representation for a four-year term. An executive committee (kommunstyrelse) is appointed by its members.

List of mayors since 1943Edit

Public transportEdit

Solna is centrally located in Stockholm and is well served by the Stockholm public transport system with two commuter train stations and six Metro stations as well as a dense bus network run by SL. It was served by trams until 1959. Trams returned after 54 years of absence when Tvärbanan was extended from Alvik to Solna centrum. A further extension will be opened in 2014.


Skanska [7], NextJet [8], and Vattenfall [9] have their head offices in Solna. Mall of Scandinavia has opened in November 2015 and is located in Solna.[10]

The head office of Scandinavian Airlines and SAS Group is located in Solna.[11][12] The airline head office was formerly located on the property of Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sigtuna Municipality,[13] but now it is back in Solna.[14]


Solna church
  • The Solna Church was constructed in the 12th century. For defensive purposes, it was built as a round church, and is one of a few of that kind in Sweden.


The women's bandy team of AIK in the national final 2015

The following football clubs are located in Solna:

The bandy department of AIK has been very successful on the women's side, with several national titles in recent years. The men's team has gotten promoted to Elitserien 2019-20.[15]


International relationsEdit

Twin towns – Sister citiesEdit

Solna is twinned with:[16]


In addition to this, Solna has two cooperating cities,

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 2018" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  3. ^ "Medianinkomst". Ekonomifakta. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  4. ^ "Andel högutbildade". Ekonomifakta. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  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
  7. ^ "Directions Skanska head office." Skanska. Retrieved on 15 October 2011. "Contact information Skanska head office Hagaporten Råsundavägen 2 169 83 Solna Sweden"
  8. ^ "Contact Us." NextJet. Retrieved on 23 May 2012. "FRÖSUNDAVIKS ALLÉ 15, 169 70 SOLNA "
  9. ^ "Office Locations." Vattenfall. Retrieved on 17 October 2018. "Evenemangsgatan 13 169 79 Solna"
  10. ^ ""Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-01-26. Retrieved 2016-01-24. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)." Mall of Scandinavia. Retrieved on 24 January 2016. "OM MALL OF SCANDINAVIA"
  11. ^ "SAS head office in Sweden." Scandinavian Airlines. Retrieved on 8 June 2009.
  12. ^ "Cykelkarta 2007." Solna Municipality. Retrieved on 12 February 2010.
  13. ^ "SAS Head Office in Sweden." Scandinavian Airlines. Retrieved on 27 January 2012. "SAS Head Office Stockholm-Arlanda Kabinvägen 5 SE-195 87 Stockholm"
  14. ^ "SAS’ Annual Report 2013/2014." Scandinavian Airlines. January 20, 2015. Retrieved on July 24, 2015. " The annual general meeting in SAS AB took place on 19 February 2015 at 3.00pm at SAS head office, Frösundaviks allé 1, Solna." Swedish: "SAS årsredovisning 2013/2014." - "SAS huvudkontor, Frösundaviks, alle 1, Solna."
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  16. ^ a b c d e f g h "Networks, town twinning and partnerships" (PDF). City of Solna. Retrieved 2013-08-04.
  17. ^ "Burbank's Sister Cities". Burbank Sister City Organization. Retrieved July 22, 2010.

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Coordinates: 59°21′N 18°00′E / 59.350°N 18.000°E / 59.350; 18.000