Salem, Sweden

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Central Salem

Salem (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈsɑːlɛm])[1] is the seat of Salem Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden. Statistically it is a part of the bimunicipal contiguously built-up Tumba urban area.[2]

In 2005, Salem had a population of 14,171; the number of inhabitants increased to ca. 16,000 in 2008, and to almost 23,000 in 2016.[citation needed]

Salem is well known for its annual demonstrations which has occurred since the murder of 17-year old skinhead Daniel Wretström in December 2000.


  1. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 21.
  2. ^ Tätorter 2005[permanent dead link], Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 21 April 2008.

Coordinates: 59°12′N 17°46′E / 59.200°N 17.767°E / 59.200; 17.767