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Akalla is a district (Swedish: stadsdel) in Rinkeby-Kista borough, Stockholm, Sweden.[1] Akalla has 8,153 inhabitants as of December 31, 2007, in which immigrants, mostly from Iran, make up 64% of the population.[2]

Akalla is located on the blue metro line. Modern Akalla, with its concrete apartment buildings, as well as smaller houses, was constructed in the mid-1970s as a part of the Million Programme. The suburb is built close to, and named after an old farm from the 17th century. The name of Akalla is known from 1323. Between 1905 and 1970, the area was used by the Swedish army as training grounds. The street names in Akalla are Finland related. The main street is called Sibeliusgången, in honour of the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, and it is reserved for pedestrians only. Today, Akalla is known to be a great suburb for families.

Right outside Akalla is Barkarby Airport, until its closure in 2010 Sweden's oldest active airport.

Akalla seen from Barkarby airfield

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  1. ^ "Administrative divisions of the City districts". Stockholms stads utrednings- och statistikkontor AB. 2008-04-14. Archived from the original on 2007-09-23. Retrieved 2008-06-03. 
  2. ^ "Områdesfakta Akalla stadsdel". Stockholms stads utrednings- och statistikkontor AB. Retrieved 2008-06-08. [permanent dead link]

Coordinates: 59°24′51″N 17°54′51″E / 59.41417°N 17.91417°E / 59.41417; 17.91417