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.
|• Total||2,234.47 km2 (862.73 sq mi)|
|• Land||2,182.8 km2 (842.8 sq mi)|
|• Water||51.67 km2 (19.95 sq mi)|
|Area as of 1 January 2014.|
(31 December 2019)
|• Density||100/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
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
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:
- Moderate Party 23
- Social Democratic Party 21
- Green Party 11
- Liberal People's Party 8
- Centre Party 6
- Left Party 6
- Christian Democrats 4
- Sweden Democrats 2
Results of the 2010 Swedish general election in Uppsala:
Twin towns — sister citiesEdit
The municipality has the following twinnings
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
- "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.
- "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2019" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 20, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
- "Mer om internationellt arbete" (in Swedish). Uppsala Municipality. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
- Uppsala Municipality - Official site