Haninge Municipality

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Haninge Municipality

Haninge kommun
Coat of arms of Haninge Municipality
Coat of arms
Haninge Municipality in Stockholm County.png
CountrySweden
CountyStockholm County
SeatHanden
Area
 • Total2,160.87 km2 (834.32 sq mi)
 • Land458.07 km2 (176.86 sq mi)
 • Water1,702.8 km2 (657.5 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total89,989
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceSödermanland
Municipal code0136
Websitewww.haninge.se
Density is calculated using land area only.
Towns in Haninge Municipality within the border of Stockholm County and the location of Stockholm.

Haninge Municipality (Haninge kommun) is a municipality in Stockholm County in east central Sweden. Its seat is located in Handen, a part of the Stockholm urban area.

Haninge Municipality was formed in 1971 when Västerhaninge and Österhaninge were united.

The municipal coat of arms depicts a capercaillie from which the name Haninge is believed to have been derived (the German word hahn means capercaillie), while the anchor symbolizes the naval base in the municipality; the German word usage is supposedly from the old German Hansa traders who operated in the area.

Geography[edit]

Haninge cherishes its nature, housing the southern parts of the scenic Stockholm archipelago. There are over 3,600 islands, islets and skerries belonging to the municipality, with the three largest islands being Utö, Ornö and Muskö. A car tunnel, the third longest in Sweden, connects Muskö to the mainland; the other two of the islands are reached with passenger and car ferries. Haninge is also an area with access to Tyresta National Park with a surrounding nature reserve, it has been protected to preserve its noted natural values, e.g. one of the largest sections of untouched forest in southern Sweden.

Demographics[edit]

Population development in Haninge Municipality 1970–2017
Year Population
1970
45,001
1975
50,295
1980
58,541
1985
61,166
1990
62,797
1995
65,706
2000
69,644
2005
71,837
2010
77,054
2015
83,866
2017
88,037

Source: SCB - Folkmängd efter region och år.

Residents with a foreign background[edit]

On 31 December 2017 the number of people with a foreign background (persons born outside of Sweden or with two parents born outside of Sweden) was 31 107, or 35.33% of the population (88 037 on 31 December 2017). On31 December 2002 the number of residents with a foreign background was (per the same definition) 17 323, or 24.43% of the population (70 902 on 31 December 2002).[3]

Foreign countries of birth[edit]

On 31 December 2017 there were 88 037 residents in Haninge, of which 23 203 people (26.36%) 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.[4]

Localities[edit]

Districts[edit]

Notability[edit]

The scenic Stockholm Sweden Temple was built in Västerhaninge in 1985, it is the only temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sweden. This temple is also the center of the LDS church in northern Europe.

There is a comparatively large Sweden-Finn community in Haninge which is estimated to be about 5% of the population.

The International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) was held in Haninge in 1994.

Born in Haninge Municipality[edit]

Sports[edit]

The following sports clubs are located in Haninge Municipality:

International relations[edit]

The municipality is twinned with:[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2018" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  3. ^ Antal personer efter region, utländsk/svensk bakgrund och år (Read 4 januari 2019)
  4. ^ a b Statistiska centralbyrån: Utrikes födda efter län, kommun och födelseland 31 december 2017 (XLS-fil) Läst 4 januari 2019
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-08-21. Retrieved 2010-01-18.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 59°10′N 18°08′E / 59.167°N 18.133°E / 59.167; 18.133

Stockholm urban area is the largest of the 1,400 localities in Sweden.