Stockholm Municipality or the City of Stockholm (Swedish: Stockholms kommun or Stockholms stad) is a municipality in Stockholm County in east central Sweden. It has the largest population of the 290 municipalities of the country, but one of the smallest areas, making it the most densely populated. It is also the most populous municipality in the Nordic countries.
Although legally a municipality with the official proper name Stockholms kommun, the municipal assembly (kommunfullmäktige) has decided to use the name Stockholms stad (City of Stockholm in English) whenever possible. This is purely nominal and has no effect on the legal status of the municipality.
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|• Mayor||Anna König Jerlmyr (Moderate Party)|
|• Total||214.63 km2 (82.87 sq mi)|
|• Land||187.17 km2 (72.27 sq mi)|
|• Water||27.46 km2 (10.60 sq mi)|
|Area as of 1 January 2014.|
(31 December 2018)
|• Density||4,500/km2 (12,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
|Province||Uppland and Södermanland|
Geographically, Stockholm Municipality comprises the central part of the capital (Innerstaden or Stockholm City Centre) as well as the southern and western suburban parts (Söderort or South Stockholm and Västerort or West Stockholm respectively). Of the municipal population, all but 200 people are considered living in the Stockholm urban area, a tätort further extending into ten other municipalities.
When the first local government acts came into force in Sweden in 1863, Stockholm was one of the then 89 cities of Sweden. A first City Council was elected. The area roughly corresponded with today's Innerstaden. Large areas were annexed in 1913, 1916 and 1949. The city was outside Stockholm County until 1968, having its own governor. The local government reform of 1971 made Stockholm a unitary municipality like all others in the country.
Source: SCB - Folkmängd efter region och år.
On the 31st of December 2017 the number of people with a foreign background (persons born outside of Sweden or with two parents born outside of Sweden) was 311 401, or 32.79% of the population (949 761 on the 31st of December 2017). On the 31st of December 2002 the number of residents with a foreign background was (per the same definition) 189 938, or 25.05% of the population (758 148 on the 31st of December 2002).
On 31 December 2017 there were 949 761 residents in Stockholm, of which 234 703 people (24.71%) were born in a country other than Sweden. Divided by country in the table below - the Nordic countries as well as the 12 most common countries of birth outside of Sweden for Swedish residents have been included, with other countries of birth bundled together by continent by Statistics Sweden.
These are the election results from the 1973 onwards in Stockholm Municipality. The municipality forms one of three municipal constituencies for the Riksdag along with Gothenburg and Malmö. In the SCB reports from 1988 to 1998 the exact decimals of the Sweden Democrats were not reported since only parties near the 4 % nationwide threshold were reported on.
This lists the relative strength of the socialist and centre-right blocs since 1973, but parties not elected to the Riksdag are inserted as "other", including the Sweden Democrats results from 1988 to 2006, but also the Christian Democrats pre-1991 and the Greens in 1982, 1985 and 1991. The sources are identical to the table above. The coalition or government mandate marked in bold formed the government after the election. New Democracy got elected in 1991 but are still listed as "other" due to the short lifespan of the party. "Elected" is the total number of percentage points from the municipality that went to parties who were elected to the Riksdag.
The municipality is governed by a Municipal assembly (kommunfullmäktige) with 101 members. These are elected through municipal elections, held in conjunction with the Parliamentary elections every four years. The council meets twice a month and the meetings are open to the public. The council elects a Municipal executive committee (kommunstyrelse), with 13 members representing both the political majority and the opposition, with the responsibility of implementing policies approved by the assembly. The political organisation also includes eight governing full-time Commissioners (borgarråd) and four Commissioners representing the opposition. The work is headed by the Commissioner of Finance (finansborgarråd, sometimes called Mayor), who also chairs the executive committee. The current Commissioner of Finance is Karin Wanngård, representing the Social democrats.
|Following the 2014 municipal elections, the seats are divided in the following way:|
|The governing parties||Parties in opposition|
|The Social Democrats||24||The Moderate Party||28|
|The Left Party||10||The Liberal People's Party||9|
|The Green Party||16||The Christian Democrats||2|
|The Feminist Initiative||3||The Centre Party||3|
|The Sweden Democrats||6|
|Following the 2010 municipal elections, the seats are divided in the following way:|
|The governing parties||Parties in opposition|
|The Moderate Party||38||The Social Democrats||25|
|The Liberal People's Party||10||The Left Party||8|
|The Christian Democrats||1||The Green Party||16|
|The Centre Party||3|
|Following the 2006 municipal elections, the seats are divided in the following way:|
|The governing parties||Parties in opposition|
|The Moderate Party||39||The Social Democrats||27|
|The Liberal People's Party||10||The Left Party||9|
|The Christian Democrats||3||The Green Party||10|
|The Centre Party||1|
|Following the 2002 municipal elections, the seats were divided in the following way:|
|The governing parties||Parties in opposition|
|The Social Democrats||35||The Moderate Party||27|
|The Left Party||11||The Liberal People's Party||17|
|The Green Party||6||The Christian Democrats||5|
|Year||Moderate Party||Christian Democrats||Centre Party||Liberals||Stockholm Party||Green Party||Social Democrats||Left Party||others|
|1994||128 975||28,7||29||9 399||2,1||0||24 329||5,4||5||35 437||7,9||9||15 309||3,4||2||35 120||7,8||8||148 684||33,0||37||41 274||9,2||11||11 533||2,5||0|
|1998||146 797||32,9||35||28 320||6,4||6||9 187||2,1||0||34 789||7,8||9||19 561||4,4||3||26 347||5,9||6||114 118||25,6||28||54 663||12,3||13||20 411||4,5||0|
|2002||121 405||26,0||27||20 746||4,4||5||5 939||1,2||0||73 736||15,7||17||9 137||1,9||0||24 965||5,3||6||149 871||32,0||35||52 325||11,2||11||8 772||1,8||0|
|2006||180 207||37,3||41||18 907||3,9||3||15 205||3,1||1||46 657||9,6||10||5 831||1,2||0||44 530||9,2||10||118 129||24,4||27||38 284||7,9||9||16 084||2,6||0|
Stockholm Party is a local party, which was represented in the City Council 1979-2002.
On September 9th 2014 Stockhlolm held Municipality Election
|The Moderate Party||158 450||28,15||−8,57||28||−10|
|The Social Democrats||128 086||21,96||−0,64||24||−1|
|The Green Party||83 561||14,32||+0,45||16||+/−0|
|The Left Party||52 146||8,94||+1,50||10||+2|
|The Liberal People's Party||48 302||8,28||−1,74||9||−1|
|The Sweden Democrats||30 078||5,16||+2,53||6||+6|
|The Centre Party||27 369||4,69||+0,72||3||+/−0|
|The Feminist Initiative||27 079||4,64||+3,48||3||+3|
|The Christian Democrats||19 125||3,28||−0,21||2||+1|
|Other parties||9 137||1,57||+1,12||0||+/−0|
The municipality is subdivided into 14 districts. These districts are sometimes incorrectly referred to as "boroughs" in English. They are, however, no legal entities or juristic persons of their own, but committees of the municipality itself. These districts are administered by District Councils, stadsdelsnämnder, which carry responsibility for primary school, social, leisure and cultural services within their respective areas. The members of these councils are not directly elected by the inhabitants of the respective districts, but rather appointed by the kommunfullmäktige (municipal assembly).
Effective January 1, 2007 the number of district councils was reduced from 18 to 14 through a number of merges. Maria-Gamla stan and Katarina-Sofia now form Södermalm borough, Enskede-Årsta and Vantör now form Enskede-Årsta-Vantör, Hägersten and Liljeholmen now form Hägersten-Liljeholmen, and Kista and Rinkeby now form Rinkeby-Kista.
|Stockholm City Centre||South Stockholm||West Stockholm|
The policy of Stockholm is to have informal town twinning with all capitals of the world, its main focus being those in northern Europe. Stockholm does not sign any formal town twinning treaties, although the city claims to have established such treaties in the past which are still valid.
The cities claiming to have been twinned with Stockholm are:
Anna Margaretha König Jerlmyr (born 9 May 1978), is a Swedish politician who has been Mayor of Stockholm since 2018. She is a member of the Moderate Party.
She was a member of the Riksdag from 2006 to 2010. Between 2010 and 2014 she was responsible for social affairs (Swedish: socialborgarråd) in Stockholm Municipality and from 2014 to 2018 as the leader of the opposition in Stockholm (Swedish: oppositionsborgarråd). She was elected Mayor of Stockholm following the 2018 election.Anna Lilliehöök
Anna Lilliehöök (born 1947) is a Swedish politician of the Moderate Party.
Lilliehöök represented Stockholm Municipality in the Riksdag from 1998 to 2010. Lilliehöök was a member of the Riksdag's Defense Committee (1998–2002), Social Security Committee (2002–2006), and Finance Committee (2006–2010). From 1992 to 1994, Lilliehöök was a member of the Stockholm County Council. Lilliehöök is a civilekonom.
Lilliehöök belongs to the Swedish nobility through marriage.Bromma
Bromma (Swedish pronunciation: [²brɔmːa]) is a borough (stadsdelsområde) in the western part of Stockholm, Sweden, forming part of the Stockholm Municipality. Bromma is primarily made up of the parish with the same name, and the parish of Västerled. The fourth largest airport in Sweden and the third largest of the airports close to Stockholm, the Stockholm Bromma Airport, was built in Bromma in 1936.Högdalen metro station
Högdalen metro station is on the green line of the Stockholm metro, located in Högdalen, Söderort, Stockholm Municipality. The station was inaugurated on 22 November 1954. The distance to Slussen is 7,3 km. Högdalen metro station is connected to Högdalsdepån, a depot for subway trains.
Högdalsdepån (Högdalen Depot) is a depot for cars of Stockholm metro, opened in 1957 and is connected to Högdalen metro station.IF Brommapojkarna
Idrottsföreningen Brommapojkarna, more commonly known as Brommapojkarna (meaning the Bromma boys) or simply BP, is a Swedish football club located in the borough of Bromma, in the western parts of Stockholm municipality. Brommapojkarna is the largest football club in Europe in terms of the number of active teams of all ages – in 2007 there were 247 teams and 3,000 players. The women's team plays in Division 1 Södra Svealand, the third tier. There is also a floorball department.
The club is famous for its youth academy, which has produced numerous top-quality Swedish players throughout the years. The club is affiliated to the Stockholms Fotbollförbund.Johan Forssell (politician, born 1979)
Carl Johan Henrik Forssell (born 8 December 1979) is a Swedish Moderate Party politician who is a Member of the Swedish Parliament for Stockholm Municipality since 2010. He previously served as Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt from 2006 to 2007, and who prior to that served as chairman of the Moderate Youth League from 2004 to 2006.List of hospitals in Sweden
Here is a list of hospitals in Sweden.
Blekingesjukhuset - Karlshamn
Blekinge Hospital - Karlskrona
Avesta vårdcentral Lasarettet - Avesta
Borlänge sjukhus - Borlänge
Falun lasarett - Falun
Ludvika lasarett - Ludvika
Mora lasarett - Mora
Bollnäs sjukhus - Bollnäs
Gävle Hospital - Gävle
Sjukhuset i Hudiksvall - Hudiksvall
Visby lasarett - Visby
Halmstad Hospital - Halmstad
Varberg Hospital - Varberg
Region Jämtland Härjedalen - Östersund
Landstingsfastigheter - Kalmar
Centrallasarettet i Växjö
Lasarettet Ljungby - Ljungby
Kalix Hospital - Kalix
Sunderby Hospital - Boden and Luleå
Gällivare Hospital - Gällivare
Piteå Rivervalley Hospital - Piteå
Kiruna Hospital - Kiruna
Finspångs Lasarett - Finspång
Linköping University Hospital - Linköping
Vrinnevisjukhuset - Norrköping
Helsingborg Hospital - Helsingborg
Ängelholm Hospital - Ängelholm
Hässleholms Sjukhus - Hässleholm
Landskrona Hospital - Landskrona
Skåne University Hospital - Malmö and Lund
Trelleborg Hospital - Trelleborg
Ystad Hospital - Ystad
Kristianstads Lasarett - Kristianstad
Mälarsjukhuset Eskilstuna - Eskilstuna
Kullbergska sjukhuset - Katrineholm
Nyköpings lasarett - Nyköping
Beckomberga Hospital - Bromma - psychiatric hospital (1932-1995)
Bromma sjukhus - Bromma
Dalens sjukhus - Enskededalen
Danderyds sjukhus - Danderyd
Ersta Hospital - Stockholm
Huddinge universitetssjukhus - Huddinge (now a part of Karolinska universitetssjukhuset and called Karolinska Universitetsjukhuset i Huddinge)
Jakobsbergs sjukhus - Järfälla
New Karolinska Solna University Hospital - Solna and Huddinge
Löwenströmska sjukhuset - Upplands Väsby
Norrtälje sjukhus - Norrtälje
Nynäshamns sjukhus - Nynäshamn
S:t Eriks ögonsjukhus - Stockholm Municipality
Saint Göran Hospital - Stockholm Municipality
Sabbatsbergs sjukhus - Stockholm Municipality
Sollentuna sjukhus - Sollentuna Municipality
Södersjukhuset - Stockholm Municipality
Södertälje sjukhus - Södertälje
Sophiahemmet Sjukhus - Stockholm
Stockholm Heart Center
Regionala Cancercentrum i Samverkan - Stockholm
Lasarettet i Enköping - Enköping
Uppsala University Hospital (Swedish: Akademiska sjukhuset - Uppsala)
Norrland University Hospital - Umeå
Västra Götaland County
Alingsås lasarett - Alingsås
Södra Älvsborgs Sjukhus - Borås
Skaraborgs Sjukhus Falköping - Falköping
Mölndals Sjukhus - Mölndal
Norra Älvsborgs Länssjukhus - Trollhättan
Frölunda Specialist Hospital - Västra Frölunda, Gothenburg
Sahlgrenska University Hospital - Gothenburg
Sahlgrenska University Hospital East - Gothenburg
Skaraborgs Sjukhus Lidköping - Lidköping
Kungälvs sjukhus - Kungälv
Länssjukhuset Ryhov - Jönköping
Värnamo Sjukhus - Värnamo
Höglandssjukhuset - Eksjö
Karlskoga lasarett - Karlskoga
Örebro University Hospital - Örebro
Lindesbergs lasarett - Lindesberg
Köping Hospital - Köping
Västerås Central Hospital - Västerås
Sjukhuset i Arvika - Arvika
Centralsjukhuset Karlstad - Karlstad
Torsby lasarett - Torsby
Länssjukhuset Sundsvall-Härnösand - HärnösandList of members of the Riksdag, 2002–06
This is a list of Members of the Riksdag, the national parliament of Sweden. The Riksdag is a unicameral assembly with 349 Members of Parliament (Swedish: riksdagsledamöter), who are elected on a proportional basis to serve fixed terms of four years. In the Riksdag, Members are seated per constituency and not party. The following MPs were elected in the Swedish general election, 2002 and served until the Swedish general election, 2006. Members of the social democratic Cabinet of Göran Persson, the ruling party during this term, are marked in bold, party leaders of the seven parties represented in the Riksdag in italic.List of members of the Riksdag, 2006–10
This is a list of Members of the Riksdag, the national parliament of Sweden. The Riksdag is a unicameral assembly with 349 Members of Parliament (Swedish: riksdagsledamöter), who are elected on a proportional basis to serve fixed terms of four years. In the Riksdag, Members are seated per constituency and not party. The following MPs were elected in the Swedish general election, 2006 and will serve until the Swedish general election, 2010. Members of the center-right Cabinet of Fredrik Reinfeldt, the ruling coalition during this term, are marked in bold, party leaders of the seven parties represented in the Riksdag in italic.List of members of the Riksdag, 2010–14
This is a list of members of the Swedish parliament for the term 2010–2014. The MPs were elected in the general election held on 19 September 2010 and took office on 4 October 2010. The next general election, when a new parliament will be elected, is scheduled to take place in 2014.Scanair
Scanair was a charter airline of Danish origins that operated between 1961 and 1994. Its head office was in Bromma, Stockholm Municipality, Sweden.Sofia Arkelsten
Hanna Sofia Margareta Arkelsten (born 6 December 1976 in Stockholm) is a Swedish politician of the Moderate Party. She has been a member of the Swedish Riksdag from 2006 to 2018, representing her home constituency of Stockholm Municipality.
Arkelsten served as Secretary of the Moderate Party from 2010 to 2012 and Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs from 2012 to 2014.Söderort
Söderort (literally "the southern place", sometimes translated to South Stockholm) is the southern suburban part of the Stockholm Municipality, Sweden. It is also part of the city of Stockholm.Veronica Palm
Veronica Palm (born 1 February 1973) is a Swedish social democratic politician. She has been a Member of the Swedish Riksdag since 2002 and is chairman of the Stockholm Labour Commune since 2009.
She is married to Roger Mogert, the opposition leader of Stockholm Municipality, with whom she has three children. They announced their separation on 10 April 2013.Vällingby metro station
Vällingby is a station in the Stockholm metro, located in the suburban district of Vällingby in Västerort Stockholm Municipality, Sweden. The station was opened on October 26, 1952, and is part of Line 19 of the Green Line.As part of Art in the Stockholm metro project, the station features concrete trees on the
platforms, created by Casimir Djuric in 1983.Vårberg metro station
Vårberg is a station in the Stockholm metro in the neighbourhood Vårberg in Söderort, Stockholm Municipality. The station was opened in 1967, and is part of Line 13 of the Red Line. The distance to Slussen is 12.6 km.
As part of Art in the Stockholm metro project, the station features ceramic wall works entitled In our hands, created by Maria Ängquist Klyvare in 1996.Älvsjö
Älvsjö (pronunciation) is a district of the city of Stockholm Municipality in Sweden, located in the borough Älvsjö in Söderort. It has the biggest rentable facility in northern Europe called Stockholm International Fairs, and also the hotel Rica Talk Hotel, which both are located east of Älvsjö commuter train station. In 2017, the total population of the district was 1,530 inhabitants.The name was written Elffuesio in 1461. The origin of the first element is unclear – it is possibly derived from an Old Swedish male name *Ælve, but that interpretation is uncertain. The last element sjö 'lake' refers to Brännkyrkasjön, a former lake east of Älvsjö.Älvsjö AIK
Älvsjö AIK FF is a Swedish football club located in Älvsjö within Stockholm Municipality.
|Country of birth|
|2||EU: Other countries||35,177|
|3||Asia: Other countries||32,841|
|4||Africa: Other countries||19,438|
|10||Europe outside of the EU: other countries||9,176|
|18|| Yugoslavia/ Yugoslavia
SFR Yugoslavia/ Serbia and Montenegro
|20||Bosnia and Herzegovina||3,317|
|26||Unknown country of birth||150|