Salem is the seat of Salem Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden. Statistically it is a part of the bimunicipal contiguously built-up Tumba urban area. In 2005, Salem had a population of 14,171; the number of inhabitants increased to ca. 16,000 in 2008, to 23,000 in 2016. Salem is well known for its annual demonstrations which has occurred since the murder of 17-year old skinhead Daniel Wretström in December 2000
Danderyd Municipality is a municipality north of Stockholm in Stockholm County in east central Sweden. It is one of the smallest municipalities of the most affluent, its seat is located in Djursholm. The "old" rural municipality Danderyd was split up during the early 20th century, when Djursholm and Stocksund broke away in 1901 and 1910 respectively. Since 1971 Danderyd Municipality is reunified in the old boundaries; the four districts making up Danderyd are: Danderyd, Stocksund within Stockholm urban area and Enebyberg. The European route E18 stretches through the municipality, from the road bridge over the Stocksundet sea strait, north towards Norrtälje Municipality. Danderyd is served by the Stockholm public transport system through SL. There are two stations on the Stockholm metro red line: Mörby centrum. There are several stops on the narrow gauge Roslagsbanan suburban railway as well as an extensive bus network including a large bus interchange at Danderyds sjukhus; the population in Danderyd Municipality is among the most affluent in the country, having the highest median income per capita.
One of the reasons for this is the high price on real estate, which in turn is due to a restrictive policy on new developments by the municipality council. The high income of the population has enabled the municipality to maintain a low rate of taxation, but a government redistribution scheme intended to transfer money from municipalities with a better than average economic situation is one factor that has forced the local government to raise the municipal income tax somewhat in the last few years. Danderyd Municipality has the highest share of educated persons in the country. On the 31st of December 2017 the number of people with a foreign background was 6 402, or 19.47% of the population. On the 31st of December 2002 the number of residents with a foreign background was 4 512, or 15.16%. On 31 December 2017 there were 32 888 residents in Danderyd, of which 5 394 people 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.
Ted Brithen, ice hockey player Hanna Stjärne, CEO, Sveriges Television Christian Lindberg and conductor Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland, former model and reality television contestant, wife of Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland Prince Nicolas, Duke of Ångermanland, son of Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland and Christopher O'Neill Prince Alexander, Duke of Södermanland, son of Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland and Princess Sofia, Duchess of Värmland Helge von Koch and pioneer in fractals Irina Björklund, Finnish actress, born in Danderyd Tove Lo pop musician Benjamin Ingrosso singer Danderyd municipal election, 2002 Danderyd Municipality - Official site
Jakobsberg (Porta Westfalica)
The Jakobsberg is a hill, 235.2 m above sea level, that forms the westernmost peak of the Wesergebirge chain and is the eastern guardian of the Weser gorge, the Porta Westfalica or "Westphalian Gate", in North Rhine-Westphalia. The summit is the site of the Jakobsberg Telecommunication Tower, which stands on the site of a former Bismarck Tower, near the Bismarckburg Inn, the Schlageter Monument and the Porta Bluff, its name has been used since 1788, when a Prussian publican, by the name of Jakob, cultivated a vineyard on its southern slopes. The Jakobsberg rises at the western end of the Wesergebirge hills in the district of Minden-Lübbecke directly northwest of the town of Porta Westfalica and about 6 km south of the town of Minden which lies beside the Minden Aqueduct, it is located due east of the gorge of Porta Westfalica, on the northern perimeter of the Weser Uplands and southern boundary of the North German Plain, through which the River Weser flows from the hill country northwards into the plain.
The hill on the opposite side of the gorge to the west, the Wittekindsberg, the eastern guardian of the Wiehen Hills, defines the western side of this gorge. The Jakobsberg is surrounded by the extreme eastern parts of the North Teutoburg Forest-Wiehen Hills Nature Park that runs from just in front of the Bückeburg into the Wiehen Hills. In 1902 a Bismarck Tower was built on the highest point of the Jakobsberg im memory of the old imperial Reich Chancellor, Otto von Bismarck, by his admirers; the tower consisted of sandstone blocks, was 22 m high and was looked after by the Bismarck Federation. On its 50th anniversary it was torn down in order to make way for the first transmission tower on the Jakobsberg; the sandstone blocks of the Bismarck Tower were used to rebuild the town hall in Minden, destroyed in the Second World War. In the closing phase of the Second World War, most in March 1944, the manufacture of pipes by the firm of Philips was moved from the Netherlands to the Jakobsberg. Disused galleries of an old iron ore mine were developed.
Such galleries run through many parts of the Wiehen Hills and Wesergebirge, their entrances are walled up nowadays and made unrecognisable. In Hausberge and Barkhausen there was a satellite of Neuengamme concentration camp with over a thousand prisoners, of which a considerable number worked in the Jakobsberg. Women from the area worked, under much better conditions, in the hill. After the end of the war the local population used their surviving knowledge of the mine system running through the hills to collect material from the production facilities and sell it on the black market; the British occupation forces brought this to an end with a demolition that caused pictures to fall from the walls up to a distance of 15 kilometres away and that created part of the present-day riverside front of the Jakobsberg. On the site of the former observation tower, the Bismarckturm Porta Westfalica, a steel and concrete transmission tower was built in 1952, it was called the Bismarck Tower. The Deutsche Bundespost, who had bought the land needed for the tower from the Bismarck Federation, was contractually committed as the owner of the transmission tower to establish a Bismarck memorial on the new tower and a public viewing platform.
The Jakobsberg Telecommunication Tower was built on the site of the old Bismarck Tower from 1974 to 1978 in concrete and steel. It is a 142 m high transmission tower; the Deutsche Bundespost, as owners of the tower, was once again contractually obliged to have a Bismarck memorial and an observation platform on the new tower. Today the tower is owned by Deutsche Telekom; the Jakobsberg Telecommunication Tower has an operations room at a height of 50 m and an observation platform open to the public at a height of 23.26 m, from which a good all-round view may be enjoyed, for example over parts of the Weser Uplands and the North German Plain as well as the Kaiser Wilhelm Monument on the Wittekindsberg. A few metres west of the Jakobsberg transmission tower is Gaststätte Bismarckburg, an inn, built at the end of the 18th century and is rich in tradition, it acted as a falconry as well as being a popular local destination. It adapted to changing circumstances over time by undergoing several conversions.
On the crest of the Jakobsberg towards the southwest and just under 650 m west of the Bismarckburg Inn at a height of 216.5 m above NN are the ruins of the Schlageter Monument. Built in 1933/34, it was never completed for ideological reasons. On a plinth was a large cross; this only stood there for a short time before being moved to Minden's North Cemetery. There it was integrated into a memorial for those. In 1958 the authorities of the town of Porta Westfalica had the ruins of the monument made accessible and erected an observation platform on the plinth, that gives visitors a far-reaching view to the south and west, for example to the Kaiser Wilhelm Monument on the Wittekindsberg. About 150 m northwest of the Schlageter Monument on the western slopes of the Jakobsberg above a steep, southwest dipping crag is the Porta Bluff, a natural observation platform. In 1887 the crag, as the Porta Bluff, was made accessible by members of the Hausberge Tourism Club. From there it offers a good view of the Kaiser Wilhelm Monument on the Wittekindsberg and over the River Weser in the Porta Westfalica gorge.
On the northern parts of the Jakobsberg is the Minden-Bückeburg training area, a military training area for the German Armed Fo
Södertälje is a city and the seat of Södertälje Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden. As of 2016, it has a population of 71,774 inhabitants; the industrial city, about 30 kilometers southwest of Stockholm, is the home to truck maker Scania AB and one of the manufacturing arms of pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. Its research and development facility was closed in 2012, its former facility was sold to a consortium of PEAB and Acturum, the acquisition department of the Wallenberg Foundation. More than 40 percent of Södertälje's inhabitants have foreign backgrounds, this proportion increases by 1.5 percent per year. Assyrians/Syriacs are the largest groups of immigrants in Södertälje. Prior to 600 AD, the lake Mälaren was connected to the sea. Due to land elevation, the lake was cut off, boats had to be dragged over land to and from the lake; this demanded labour. The name Tälje or Telge is first attested in the 11th century, it is derived from Old Swedish *talgh with the meaning'indentation', referring to the long and narrow inlets connecting the city with the Baltic Sea and Mälaren.
To resolve a name conflict with another town, founded north of Stockholm in the 17th century, Söder was added to create Södertälje. In the 18th century Södertälje had a charter. Due to the Great Northern War and a series of plague epidemics, the population of the city dipped to above 200. In its December 2015 and 2017 reports, Police in Sweden placed the Ronna/Geneta/Lina district in the most severe category of urban areas with high crime rates; the first Aramaic-speaking immigrants arrived in 1967 as refugees from Turkey and were invited to settle here as workers for the understaffed factories in the area. However, the small community skyrocketed within a decade due to the PKK insurgency against the Turkish State during the 1980s which displaced tens of thousands of Aramaic-speaking immigrants because it made the region they lived in, known as Tur Abdin, unsafe for them. In more recent times, the Iraqi insurgency, the Syrian Civil War have caused the Aramaic-speaking immigrant community to grow larger.
In the city, Aramaic-speaking immigrants have five churches, two bishops, two soccer teams, several shops, an Assyrian/Syriac Aramean association and the headquarters of the Syriac language TV Channels Suroyo TV and Suryoyo Sat. Outside of the Aramaic-speaking immigrant community, other immigrant groups are from Finland and former Yugoslavia. During the Iraq war 1,500 Mandaeans fled to Södertälje, now make up one of the largest communities of Mandaeans in the world. However, not many Muslim immigrants live in Södertälje, as they suffer hate crimes by the Arameans of the city, who were oppressed by Muslims in the Middle East; the most spoken languages in Södertälje besides Swedish, the national language, are Turoyo, Neo-Aramaic and Arabic. To a lesser extent and Serbian are relatively common second languages. In the 2011-13 period, about 58% of the population in the Hovsjö district originated outside the EU and the Nordic Countries, at the time the highest share of all districts in Sweden along with Herrgården district in Malmö.
In 2017, Södertälje was one of three municipalities in Sweden with a population majority of foreign background. Foreign background is defined as being either born abroad or having both parents born abroad. Truck manufacturer Scania AB has its main location in Södertälje, it is one of the main sites for pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca. The port of Södertälje is the second in the Stockholm region. Volkswagen Group has its Swedish headquarters located in Södertälje, Lantmännen Axa Foodservice AB is located in Järna 10 km south of Södertälje. In basketball, Södertälje BBK, SBBK is one of the best in the country, Södertalje KINGS became Swedish Champions in 2013, 2014 and 2015. In total SBBK has got 10 Gold for the male team Södertalje KINGS and 12 Gold for the female team Telge Basket. SBBK has in total 132 Swedish Championships since the star in 1968. Täljehallen is the home for SBBK; the city is home to Södertälje SK, a classic and successful ice hockey team playing in Sweden's second highest league – HockeyAllsvenskan with Scaniarinken as their home arena.
Assyriska FF and Syrianska FC are two successful football clubs started in 1974 and 1977. They play in Södertälje Fotbollsarena. Södertälje Storm Rugby League club are a pioneering Rugby league team, playing in the Swedish National Rugby League, formed in 2015. There is an indoor swimming arena. It's called "Sydpoolen"; the town is situated on a bay of Lake Mälaren, here connected with the Baltic Sea by the Södertälje Canal, 35 miles in length, with a minimum depth of 20 ft. This is on the route followed by the Göta Canal steamboats between Gothenburg, it was opened in 1819 and much enlarged in 1924, though a canal was begun here in the first half of the 15th century at the instigation of the patriot Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson. Södertälje, the rest of Stockholm region has a humid continental climate and displays four distinct seasons. Due to the city's high northerly latitude, daylight varies from more than 18 hours around midsummer, to only around 6 hours in midwinter. Södertälje has much warmer and sunnier weather than other locations at the same latitude because of the influence of Gulf Stream.
The city enjoys 1,981 hours of sunshine annually. Summers have an average daytime high temperatures of 20–23 °C and lows of around 15 °C
Gustavsberg, Värmdö Municipality
Gustavsberg is a locality situated on the island of Värmdö in Sweden's Stockholm archipelago. From an administrative perspective, it is in Stockholm County and is the seat of Värmdö Municipality, it has 11,333 inhabitants as of 2010. It is most known for its porcelain factory, Gustavsberg porcelain, toilet bowls distributed nationwide and internationally. Media related to Gustavsberg at Wikimedia Commons article Gustafsberg from Nordisk familjebok
Upplands Väsby Municipality
Upplands Väsby Municipality is a municipality in Stockholm County in east central Sweden, with a population of 38,963. Its seat is located in the town of Upplands Väsby; the municipality was created in connection with the municipal reform of 1952, when the rural municipalities Ed, Fresta and Hammarby were amalgamated. It got its name from a settlement; the name Väsby can be attested from the 13th century. The prefix "Upplands" came to be used by the post station in 1919 as a means of separating it from other Väsbys in the country; the municipality was named "Upplands-Väsby" for a time, but the dash has now been removed. Upplands Väsby is located in between Stockholm and Arlanda Airport, the East Coast Line railroad goes through the municipality. There are local train services to Arlanda Airport, Stockholm Central Station and Älvsjö; the land is covered with good soil and moraine. The western part border to a creek of the lake Mälaren, which marks the border to the municipality Upplands-Bro. There are other water areas, such as streams and small lakes, in the municipality.
One of them is the small river Väsbyån. Located in the province of Uppland the municipality holds. Runestones and axes from the Bronze Age have been found; the number of rune inscriptions in the municipality amounts to 76. When Väsby Centrum, a shopping centre that houses some 60 stores, was built in Väsby in 1972 the population grew markedly; the mall is undergoing a large increase. On the 31st of December 2017 the number of people with a foreign background was 17 533, or 39.31% of the population. On the 31st of December 2002 the number of residents with a foreign background was 10 132, or 27.06% of the population. On 31 December 2017 there were 44 605 residents in Upplands Väsby, of which 13 009 people 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. Upplands Väsby Municipality - Official site Väsby Centrum
Solna Municipality is a municipality in Stockholm County in Sweden, located just north of the Stockholm City Centre. Its seat is located in the town of Solna, a part of the Stockholm urban area; the municipality is a part of Metropolitan Stockholm. None of the area is considered rural, unusual for Swedish municipalities, which are of mixed rural/urban character. Solna is the third smallest municipality in Sweden in terms of area. Solna borders Stockholm Municipality to the south and northwest; the boundary with Danderyd Municipality is delineated by the Stocksundet sea strait. There are two parishes in Solna Municipality: Solna. Solna is divided into eight traditional parts with no administrative functions: Bergshamra, Hagalund, Huvudsta, Järva, Råsunda and Ulriksdal; the largest districts are Råsunda and Huvudsta, with the Solna Centrum in between them. With few exceptions, Solna's built-up areas have a suburban character, but there are several large parks and Friends Arena, Sweden's new national football stadium adjacent to the Solna station of Stockholm commuter rail.
The final matches of both the 1958 FIFA World Cup and the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup were played at Råsunda Stadium, the national football stadium from 1937 to 2012. Solna has low tax rates and has attracted a wide range of companies and authorities, making it a major place of work in Stockholm. Among the most important employers are the medical university Karolinska Institutet and the Karolinska University Hospital; the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute are located in Solna. On the 31st of December 2017 the number of people with a foreign background was 30 601, or 38.39% of the population. On the 31st of December 2002 the number of residents with a foreign background was 14 986, or 26.02% of the population. On 31 December 2017 there were 79 707 residents in Solna, of which 23 597 people 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.
As with all 290 municipalities of Sweden, Solna has a municipal assembly, holding 61 members elected by proportional representation for a four-year term. An executive committee is appointed by its members. 1943-1956 CA Andersson 1956-1967 KA Larsson 1968-1976 CG Eklund 1977-1982 Sune Berglund 1983-1988 Gösta Fagerberg 1989-1991 Karl Gustav Svensson 1991-1994 Anders Gustâv 1994-1998 Karl Gustav Svensson 1998-2006 Anders Gustâv 2006 Anders Ekegren 2006-2011 Lars-Erik Salminen 2011 Anders Ekegren - 8 juni-24 juli 2011-2012 Lars-Erik Salminen 2012- Pehr Granfalk =Moderate Party =Social Democratic Party =Liberal Party Solna is centrally located in Stockholm and is well served by the Stockholm public transport system with two commuter train stations and six Metro stations as well as a dense bus network run by SL. It was served by trams until 1959. Trams returned after 54 years of absence. A further extension will be opened in 2014. Skanska, NextJet, Vattenfall have their head offices in Solna. Mall of Scandinavia is located in Solna.
The head office of Scandinavian Airlines and SAS Group is located in Solna. The airline head office was located on the property of Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sigtuna Municipality, but now it is back in Solna. Haga Park, part of the Royal National City Park, was initiated by king Gustav III, planned and carried out in the English landscaping style; the city features three of Sweden's royal palaces. Friends Arena, the Swedish national arena of association football, home of local football club AIK. Mall of Scandinavia, Scandinavia's biggest shopping mall The Solna Church was constructed in the 12th century. For defensive purposes, it was built as a round church, is one of few of that kind in Sweden; the following football clubs are located in Solna: AIK Blue Hill KF Råsunda IS Vasalunds IF Solna Gymnasium is the senior high school/sixth form college of Solna. Solna is twinned with: Gladsaxe, Denmark Ski, Norway Pirkkala, Finland Valmiera, Latvia Burbank, California, USAPartnershipsIn addition to this, Solna has two cooperating cities, Greece Bemowo, Poland Category:People from Solna Municipality Football World Cup 1958 1992 European Football Championship FIFA Women's World Cup 1995 Solna Municipality - Official site Solna Municipality - Tourist Guide in English