Uppsala Municipality

Uppsala Municipality (Uppsala kommun) is a municipality in Uppsala County in east central Sweden. Uppsala has a population of 211,411 (2016-06-30). Its seat is located in the university city of Uppsala.

Uppsala Municipality
Uppsala kommun
Coat of arms of Uppsala Municipality
Uppsala Municipality in Uppsala County.png
CountyUppsala County
 • Total2,234.47 km2 (862.73 sq mi)
 • Land2,182.8 km2 (842.8 sq mi)
 • Water51.67 km2 (19.95 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
 (31 December 2019)[2]
 • Total230,767
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
Municipal code0380

Uppsala Municipality was created through amalgamations taking place during the late sixties and the early seventies. There are about thirty original local government units combined in the present municipality. A split took place in 2003, when Knivsta Municipality was formed.

Towns and villagesEdit

By population:

Government and politicsEdit

Historically, Uppsala Municipality has been a centre both of conservatism and liberalism, both receiving their ideological nourishment from the University. Today, however, the city is divided between left and right and has since 1994 been governed by a coalition of the Social Democrats, the Left Party and the Green Party until the 2006 elections where the centre-right coalition Alliance for Sweden won not only the national elections but also the regional.

Distribution of the 81 seats in the municipal council after the 2010 election:

Results of the 2010 Swedish general election in Uppsala:

International relationsEdit

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

The municipality has the following twinnings[3]

Largest operating companiesEdit

Erasteel, Metallurgy - https://www.erasteel.com/history/

Cytiva, Biotechnology - https://www.cytivalifesciences.com/en/se

Upplands Motor, Car Dealership - https://www.upplandsmotor.se/

Beijer Alma, Technology - https://beijeralma.se/

Fresenius Kabi, Healthcare - https://www.fresenius-kabi.com/se/om-oss

Thermo Scientific, Pharmaceutical Company - https://www.thermofisher.com/se/en/home/brands/thermo-scientific.html

Uppsala Kommun, County Admin - https://www.uppsala.se/

Stora Enso, Renewables - https://www.storaenso.com/

Biotage, Healthcare - https://www.biotage.com/

Galderma, Healthcare - https://www.galderma.com/se/about-us


  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. ^ "Mer om internationellt arbete" (in Swedish). Uppsala Municipality. Retrieved 2019-07-28.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 59°52′N 17°38′E / 59.867°N 17.633°E / 59.867; 17.633