List of metropolitan areas in Sweden


List of metropolitan areas in Sweden

Sweden has three Metropolitan Areas consisting of the areas surrounding the three largest cities, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. The statistics is retrieved from Statistics Sweden and the statistics released September 30 2011. [1]

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Metropolitan Stockholm

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Central Stockholm & Old Town

Metropolitan Stockholm (also known as Greater Stockholm or, in Swedish, "Storstockholm"), is a metropolitan area surrounding the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Since 2005, Metropolitan Stockholm is defined by official Swedish Statistics as all of Stockholm County.[2] It is the largest of the three metropolitan areas in Sweden.

Metropolitan Stockholm is divided into 5 areas: Stockholm City Centre, Söderort, Västerort of Stockholm Municipality; and the northern suburbs and southern suburbs, which consists of several municipalities.

Statistics

Municipality Number Population Area¹ Density² Part
Stockholm 1 861,010 188.06 4,578 Centre, West, South
Huddinge 2 98,830 131.34 752 Southern Suburbs
(Södermanland)
Botkyrka 3 84,258 194.83 432
Salem 4 15,647 54.32 288
Södertälje 5 87,472 525.57 166
Nykvarn 6 9,292 153.46 61
Nynäshamn 7 26,205 357.23 73
Haninge 8 78,044 457.50 171
Tyresö 9 43,215 69.48 622
Nacka 10 91,052 95.50 953
Värmdö 11 38,787 442.96 88 Northern Suburbs
(Uppland)
Lidingö 12 44,226 30.89 1,432
Vaxholm 13 11,064 57.66 192
Österåker 14 39,744 310.75 128
Norrtälje 15 56,288 2010.76 28
Vallentuna 16 30,617 360.06 85
Sigtuna 17 41,131 327.87 125
Upplands-Bro 18 23,926 237.10 101
Upplands Väsby 19 39,963 75.37 530
Täby 20 64,416 60.62 1,063
Sollentuna 21 65,678 52.94 1,241
Danderyd 22 31,727 26.51 1,197
Järfälla 23 67,122 54.05 1,242
Ekerö 24 25,697 216.39 119
Sundbyberg 25 39,408 8.71 4,524
Solna 26 69,707 19.38 3,597
Total 26 2,084,526 6,519.31 319.75 Metropolitan Area

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2/ Population per km²

Metropolitan Gothenburg

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Central Gothenburg & The Harbor, the largest in the Nordic Region

Metropolitan Gothenburg (Stor-Göteborg or literally Greater Gothenburg), is a metropolitan area surrounding the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. The metropolitan region is located in Västra Götaland County, except for the municipality of Kungsbacka, which is located to the south in Halland County. As of 2005, the municipalities of Alingsås and Lilla Edet were added to the region. The region is often used for statistical measures, and estimates in the 1960s predicted that the region would have about one million inhabitants in the year 2000. With a current population of 937,015 individuals it is the second largest metropolitan area in Sweden after Metropolitan Stockholm.

Statistics

Municipality Number Population Area¹ Density²
Gothenburg 1 519,399 450.71 1,152
Mölndal 2 61,325 146.81 418
Partille 3 35,488 57.19 621
Härryda 4 34,758 268.43 129
Lerum 5 38,800 260.29 149
Ale 6 27,538 318.27 87
Kungälv 7 41,528 364.73 114
Öckerö 8 12,531 25.91 484
Tjörn 9 14,960 168.23 89
Stenungsund 10 24,517 253.54 97
Lilla Edet 11 12,578 317.93 40
Alingsås 12 37,953 474.90 80
Kungsbacka 13 75,640 611.42 124
Total 13 937,015 3,718.36 252.00

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Metropolitan Malmö

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Central Malmö & The Øresund Bridge to Copenhagen

Greater Malmö (Swedish: Stor-Malmö) is the metropolitan area that includes Malmö, Sweden, and much of its surroundings. The area encompasses the south-eastern part of the Scandinavian Öresund Region. The metropolitan area surrounding the cities of Malmö and Lund in the southern-most part of Sweden are usually denoted as South-Western Scania (Sydvästra Skåne), or more seldom Metropolitan Malmö.

Since the 1970s, improved highways and commuter train connections have meant that commuting area has grown to include Ystad, Skurup, Sjöbo, Eslöv, Höör, Landskrona and Helsingborg. It's not uncommon to live by Malmö and work either in Ystad or Helsingborg, or vice versa. Mentally, however, these towns have kept their allegiance with older divisions of Scania. Inhabitants of Eslöv and Höör consider themselves to live in Central Scania, like Landskrona still is grouped together with Helsingborg rather than Malmö–Lund.

Statistics

Municipality Number Population Area¹ Density²
Malmö 1 301,784 155.56 1,940
Vellinge 2 33,480 143.18 234
Trelleborg 3 42,458 342.07 124
Skurup 4 14,940 195.17 77
Svedala 5 19,807 218.97 90
Lund 6 111,661 430.27 260
Staffanstorp 7 22,308 107.61 207
Burlöv 8 16,825 18.84 893
Lomma 9 21,958 55.64 395
Kävlinge 10 29,221 153.83 190
Eslöv 11 31,758 421.66 75
Höör 12 15,495 292.96 53
Total 12 661,695 2,535.76 260.95

In 2006 the municipalities of Eslöv, Höör and Skurup were added into the Greater Malmö area.

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2/ Population per km²

See also

References

  1. ^ SCB Statistics Sweden – Population in Municipalities, Counties and the whole country released September 30 2011
  2. ^ SCB Statistics Sweden – Regional Divisions in Sweden 2005

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