- Solna Municipality
footnotes=Area & population from SCB as of December 31, 2006
Solna Municipality ("Solna kommun" or "Solna stad") is a municipality in
Stockholm Countyin east central Sweden, located just north of the capital Stockholm. Its seat is located in the city of Solna.
The municipality is a part of
Metropolitan Stockholmand is totally within the Stockholm urban area. 0% 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 to
Stockholm Municipalityto the south, southeast and northwest; to Sundbyberg Municipalityto the west; to Sollentuna Municipalityto the north; and finally to Danderyd Municipalityto the northeast.
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, Skytteholmand Ulriksdal. The largest districts are Råsunda, Hagalund and Huvudsta, with the Solna Centrumin between them.
With few exceptions, Solna's built-up areas have a
suburban character, but there are also several large parks and Sweden's national football stadium Råsunda, adjacent to Solna Centrum shopping centre and Metro station.
Solna has a lot of companies and authorities, making it a major place of work in the
Stockholm urban area. Among the most important employers are the medical university Karolinska Institutetand the Karolinska University Hospital. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control(ECDC) is also located in Solna.
As everyone of the 290
municipalities of SwedenSolna has a municipal assembly (" kommunfullmäktige"), which in this case has 61 members, elected by proportional representationfor a four-year term. It appoints an executive committee (" kommunstyrelse") among its members.
List of mayors since 1943
Karl Gustav Svensson(s)
*1994-1998 Karl Gustav Svensson (s)
*1998-2006 Anders Gustâv (m)
*Hagaparken is part of the National City Park, was initiated by king
Gustav III( 1771- 1792), planned and carried out in the English landscaping style.
*The mostly industrial place features three of Sweden's Royal Palaces.
Råsunda Stadium, the Swedish national arena of association football, and home of football club AIK.
*The Solna church was constructed in the
12th century. For defensive purposes, it was built as a round-church, and is one of few of that kind in Sweden.
Football World Cup 1958
1992 European Football Championship
FIFA Women's World Cup 1995
* [http://www.solna.se/ Solna Municipality] - Official site
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