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Sundbyberg Municipality (Sundbybergs kommun or Sundbybergs stad) is a municipality in Stockholm County in east central Sweden, just north of the capital Stockholm. Sundbyberg is wholly within the Stockholm urban area and has a 100% urban population.

Sundbyberg Municipality

Sundbybergs kommun
Fountain on Sundbybergs torg (square) in Central Sundbyberg
Fountain on Sundbybergs torg (square) in Central Sundbyberg
Coat of arms of Sundbyberg Municipality
Coat of arms
Sundbyberg Municipality in Stockholm County.png
CountrySweden
CountyStockholm County
SeatSundbyberg
Area
 • Total8.77 km2 (3.39 sq mi)
 • Land8.67 km2 (3.35 sq mi)
 • Water0.1 km2 (0.04 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total50,564
 • Density5,800/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceUppland
Municipal code0183
Websitewww.sundbyberg.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

Sundbyberg was detached from Bromma (which since 1916 is in Stockholm Municipality) in 1888 as a market town (köping). It got the title of a city in 1927. In 1949 parts of Solna Municipality and Spånga (when the rest of Spånga was amalgamated into Stockholm) were added. A proposed merger with Solna in 1971 was never implemented, making Sundbyberg, with an area of 8.83 square kilometres (3.41 sq mi), the smallest municipality in Sweden, but also the most densely populated. The municipality prefers to call itself a city, which, however, has no legal significance.


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HistoryEdit

Sundbyberg was for a long time only an area of small agriculture value and most of all used as a place to spend summer for rich families in the city. In 1863 almost the entire area was bought by Anders Petter Löfström, including Duvbo Estate, who began building houses there. In 1870 the first industrial plot was sold and from there the town did expand with railroad, houses, industries and community services of all kind. A. P. Löfström also donated to the municipality, all land for roads, streets, parks, school, church and other public areas.

Sundbyberg never became a suburb but a totally independent industrial town on its own.

IndustryEdit

The roughly 50,000 inhabitants live in about 17,000 apartments. The industrial policy of the municipality is to provide one job opportunity for every apartment, thus 17,000 jobs. So unlike other municipalities in Metropolitan Stockholm, Sundbyberg is not a bedroom suburb wherefrom people commute to Stockholm, but also a place commuted to from outside. In total, 12,000 commuters travel to or from Sundbyberg every day.

DemographyEdit

Population development in Sundbyberg Municipality 1970–2017
Year Population
1970
28,085
1975
26,995
1980
25,717
1985
28,516
1990
31,308
1995
31,803
2000
33,868
2005
34,016
2010
38,633
2015
46,110
2017
49,424

Source: SCB - Folkmängd efter region och år.

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 20 229, or 40.93% of the population (49 424 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) 8 531, or 25.24% of the population (33 797 on the 31st of December 2002).[3]

Foreign countries of birthEdit

On 31 December 2017 there were 49 424 residents in Sundbyberg, of which 14 954 people (30.26%) 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.[4]

Public transportationEdit

Sundbyberg is well served by the Stockholm public transport system. There are several metro stations as well as one Stockholm commuter rail station and plenty of bus routes. Even some main line trains call at Sundbyberg. 1925-1959 Sundbyberg was served by trams. Light railway returned to Sundbyberg in October 2013 when Tvärbanan light rail service was extended from Sickla Udde via Alvik to Solna centrum. The line runs through Central Sundbyberg with tracks laid in the street and has two stops within the municipality. A northern light railway branch from Ulvsunda to Kista will pass through Rissne.[5] Construction is expected to start in 2017.

 
Apartment block from 1911 in Central Sundbyberg
 
Lötsjön

DistrictsEdit

Sundbyberg LifeEdit

There are plenty of nice shops in the Central Sundbyberg area, which makes the little city a bit independent.

SportsEdit

The following sports clubs are located in Sundbyberg:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 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. ^ Antal personer efter region, utländsk/svensk bakgrund och år (Read 4 januari 2019)
  4. ^ a b Statistiska centralbyrån: Utrikes födda efter län, kommun och födelseland 31 december 2017 (XLS-fil) Läst 4 januari 2019
  5. ^ "Tvärbanan till Kista och Helenelund - Sll". www.sll.se. Retrieved 19 April 2018.

External linksEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Sundbyberg Den nya Förstaden, H. Österberg,Sundbybergs Museum
  • Sundbyberg under Köpingtiden, H. Österberg,Sundbybergs Museum
  • Sundbyberg den 113:e Staden, H. Österberg,Sundbybergs Museum
  • Sundbyberg i Gamla Bilder, H. Österberg, Sundbybergs Museum
  • Sundbyberg bygger en Kyrka, H. Österberg, Sundbybergs Museum
  • Sundbyberg - om hus och miljöer, Eva Söderlind

GalleryEdit

Coordinates: 59°22′N 17°58′E / 59.367°N 17.967°E / 59.367; 17.967