Solna Municipality

Solna Municipality

fullname=Solna kommun

county=Stockholm County

footnotes=Area & population from SCB as of December 31, 2006

Solna Municipality ("Solna kommun" or "Solna stad") is a municipality in Stockholm County in 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 Stockholm and 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 Municipality to the south, southeast and northwest; to Sundbyberg Municipality to the west; to Sollentuna Municipality to the north; and finally to Danderyd Municipality to 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, Skytteholm and Ulriksdal. The largest districts are Råsunda, Hagalund and Huvudsta, with the Solna Centrum in between them.

Solna is served by the Stockholm public transport system with buses, Metro and the commuter trains run by SL. It was served by trams until 1959, and new routes are planned.

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 Institutet and the Karolinska University Hospital. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is also located in Solna.

Local government

As everyone of the 290 municipalities of Sweden Solna has a municipal assembly ("kommunfullmäktige"), which in this case has 61 members, elected by proportional representation for a four-year term. It appoints an executive committee ("kommunstyrelse") among its members.

List of mayors since 1943

*1943-1956 CA Andersson (s)
*1956-1967 KA Larsson (s)
*1968-1976 CG Eklund (fp)
*1977-1982 Sune Berglund (m)
*1983-1988 Gösta Fagerberg (s)
*1989-1991 Karl Gustav Svensson (s)
*1991-1994 Anders Gustâv (m)
*1994-1998 Karl Gustav Svensson (s)
*1998-2006 Anders Gustâv (m)
*2006 Anders Ekegren (fp)
*2006- Lars-Erik Salminen (m)

*(m)=Moderate Party
*(s)=Social Democratic Party
*(fp)=Liberal Party


*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.

ee also

*Football World Cup 1958
*1992 European Football Championship
*FIFA Women's World Cup 1995

External links

* [ Solna Municipality] - Official site

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