Lidingö Municipality is a municipality east of Stockholm in Stockholm County in east central Sweden. Its seat is located on the island of Lidingö; the municipality is a part of Metropolitan Stockholm. It is chiefly located on the island Lidingö, but incorporates a few smaller islands in the surroundings, most notably the Fjäderholmarna islands within the Stockholm archipelago. Being an island municipality it has not been amalgamated with any other entities; the small island of Tranholmen has, been transferred to Danderyd Municipality. The rural municipality was made a market town in 1910, a city in 1926 and a unitary municipality in 1971; the municipality always refers to itself. This was a decision taken by the municipal assembly in 1992; the island Lidingö is connected to the city of Stockholm by the two bridges of Lidingöbron. One is for one for the Lidingöbanan suburban tramway and pedestrians; the bridges lead directly to a station on the Stockholm Metro. Lidingö is for statistical purposes divided into three localities: Lidingö, Brevik and Sticklinge udde.
Because of the strait Lilla Värtan separating the island Lidingö from central Stockholm, Lidingö statistically is not counted as a part of Stockholm. Lidingö traces its history from when remains have been found. According to legend, Lidingö was a place where the Vikings would gather before setting sails to eastern areas, however no proof have been found to confirm that theory; when the city arms was to be chosen in 1928 a Viking ship became the motif, in the colors of the Swedish flag. Lidingö was first mentioned in writing in 1328, called Lydhingö when the entire island and the farms were owned by Bo Johnsson Grip. On a map from 1661 the island is called Lijdingeöö; the island itself hosts few industries, a well-known one being AGA AB, which started production on the island in 1912. Much of the populated land area is built with one-family houses. There are quite a number of conference mansions in the northern parts of the island, providing a part of the industry of Lidingö; the island's politics has traditionally been dominated by the centre-right Moderate Party.
They run the municipality in coalition with the Christian Democrats and with the Lidingö Party. Chairman of the municipal executive board is Anna Rheyneuclaudes Kihlman from the Moderate Party. On the 31st of December 2017 the number of people with a foreign background was 10 065, or 21.33% of the population. On the 31st of December 2002 the number of residents with a foreign background was 6 422, or 15.59% of the population. On 31 December 2017 there were 47 185 residents in Lidingö, of which 8 265 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. Lidingö is one of the wealthiest municipalities in Sweden, with the fourth highest median income per capita; the share of educated persons, according to Statistics Sweden's definition: persons with post-secondary education, three years or longer, is 46.0% – the fourth highest in the country.
In 1942, Lidingö created a committee to provide support for the people in Lohja in the southern part of Finland who suffered badly during World War II. An orphanage was opened in Lidingö and money was collected and sent to Lohja; the orphanage was closed in 1943 as most of the children had returned to Finland. The money, left over was used to provide food for the children in Lohja. Lidingö and Lohja still maintain a close relationship. Another sister city is California; the initiative came from Alameda in 1959 and was part of U. S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower's people-to-people-movement; the purpose was to develop better understanding between people from different countries after World War II. Both Alameda and Lidingö are islands with a bridge connecting them to a big city; as the Baltic states were liberated from the Soviet Union in 1990-1991, Lidingö looked for a new sister city in the area. Saldus in Latvia was selected. During the years, a number of environmental and other projects have been accomplished.
Lidingöloppet, cross-country running, 30 km. Round Lidingö Race, sailing race round Lidingö counter clockwise, 13,5 M Millesgården is an art museum and sculpture garden, located on the island of Lidingö, created by Carl and his wife Olga Milles. List of islands of Sweden Lidingö Municipality - Official site
Täby Municipality is a municipality north of Stockholm in Stockholm County in east central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Täby. Täby Municipality can be characterized as a suburb of Stockholm; the municipality is one of few in Sweden which has the same size as the original entity created out of Täby parish, when the first local government acts came into force in 1863. It has not been amalgamated with other units. For statistical purposes the municipality is divided into two non-administrative urban areas; the southern built-up area constituted until 2014 the multimunicipal urban area Täby, situated in Danderyd Municipality. From 2015 it is considered part of Stockholm urban area The northern built-up area, is part of the bimunicipal Vallentuna urban area, of which the main part constitutes the seat of Vallentuna Municipality. On the 31st of December 2017 the number of people with a foreign background was 15 429, or 21.91% of the population. On the 31st of December 2002 the number of residents with a foreign background was 9 760, or 16.21% of the population.
On 31 December 2017 there were 70 405 residents in Täby, of which 12 183 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. Täby is one of the wealthiest municipalities in Sweden, with the 2nd highest median income per capita; the share of educated persons, according to Statistics Sweden's definition: persons with post-secondary education, three years or longer, is 43.9% and the 6th highest in the country. The municipality is served by the Stockholm public transport system through SL. There are twelve stops on all the three branches of the narrow gauge Roslagsbanan suburban railway. There is bus connection with the Stockholm metro as well as an extensive internal bus network. During the first millennium, Täby was part of the lands of the Svear, known as Svitjod.
Remains from this period can be found in more than 37 runestones found in the municipality. In the north of the municipality can be found, the remains of the 11th-century causeway known as Jarlabankes bro; the cross on Täby's coat of arms is found on the Risbylestenen, a runestone, in the northern part of the municipality. It is said. During the Middle Ages, Täby was part of the Attundaland region. Täby remained a rural community until the 19th century. Most of the land was owned by the noble families. During the 16th and 17th centuries, most of the land in eastern Täby was owned by the Brahe family of Rydboholm Manor. Other noble families owning land in Täby at different times during this period were Banér, Bååth, Sparre and Meijerfeldt; the latter two owned, at different times, Näsby Manor in the southeast of the municipality. By 1790 Täby had a population of 900 people, most of them living on one of the 36 farms. By the end of the 19th century the population had grown to 1,250. In 1885, the Roslagsbanan narrow-gauge railway was built, connecting Täby with the city of Stockholm.
Täby experienced a population expansion. People settled near the railway stations. In 1902 the wealthy engineer Carl Robert Lamm, acquired the burned down Näsby Manor and rebuilt it. Around the time of the First World War many city dwellers in Stockholm acquired small summer residences in the eastern part of Täby, what is now the district pof Näsbypark. By 1919 Täby's population had grown to 3,000; some years after Second World War Täby became a suburb of Stockholm, by 1947 the population had increased to 8,584, concentrated in the southern and eastern parts of the municipality. In 1948 Täby acquired the title of a "merchant town", valid until the reform of 1971; this was the beginning of the large scale development of Täby, led by the mayor Gustaf Berg. By 1975 the population had increased to 41,307 people. Today, Täby is considered an attractive suburb to Stockholm with one of the highest median incomes in Sweden. Täby has for a long period of time been run by a coalition of centre-right parties.
Filippa Reinfeldt, ex-wife of Fredrik Reinfeldt, had been mayor of Täby for a long time, until Jan Rosenberg, of the Moderate Party, became the current mayor of Täby Municipality. The slogan of the municipality is today in translation "Täby, the city on the countryside". Runestones: There are 37 identified runestones in Täby, their inscriptions have provided many interesting and useful insights into the life and destinies of the people of the Viking Age. Judging from the inscriptions of the runestones and legends, the most important man at that time was Jarlabanke Ingefastsson, he has given name to the remains of the Viking era causeway known as Jarlabankes bro. Näsby Manor: Originally built in the 1660s and designed by Nicodemus Tessin the Elder, Näsby Manor is located in the picturesque and natural setting of Näsbyviken shore; the manor was burned to the ground in 1897, but was rebuilt according to the original design on the initiative of Carl Robert and Dora Lamm who moved into the manor in 1905.
Parts of the old manor garden still are being well preserved. Taby Racecourse: Sweden's largest horse racing trac
Sweden the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres, Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre; the highest concentration is in the southern half of the country. Germanic peoples have inhabited Sweden since prehistoric times, emerging into history as the Geats and Swedes and constituting the sea peoples known as the Norsemen. Southern Sweden is predominantly agricultural, while the north is forested. Sweden is part of the geographical area of Fennoscandia; the climate is in general mild for its northerly latitude due to significant maritime influence, that in spite of this still retains warm continental summers.
Today, the sovereign state of Sweden is a constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy, with a monarch as head of state, like its neighbour Norway. The capital city is Stockholm, the most populous city in the country. Legislative power is vested in the 349-member unicameral Riksdag. Executive power is exercised by the government chaired by the prime minister. Sweden is a unitary state divided into 21 counties and 290 municipalities. An independent Swedish state emerged during the early 12th century. After the Black Death in the middle of the 14th century killed about a third of the Scandinavian population, the Hanseatic League threatened Scandinavia's culture and languages; this led to the forming of the Scandinavian Kalmar Union in 1397, which Sweden left in 1523. When Sweden became involved in the Thirty Years War on the Reformist side, an expansion of its territories began and the Swedish Empire was formed; this became one of the great powers of Europe until the early 18th century. Swedish territories outside the Scandinavian Peninsula were lost during the 18th and 19th centuries, ending with the annexation of present-day Finland by Russia in 1809.
The last war in which Sweden was directly involved was in 1814, when Norway was militarily forced into personal union. Since Sweden has been at peace, maintaining an official policy of neutrality in foreign affairs; the union with Norway was peacefully dissolved in 1905. Sweden was formally neutral through both world wars and the Cold War, albeit Sweden has since 2009 moved towards cooperation with NATO. After the end of the Cold War, Sweden joined the European Union on 1 January 1995, but declined NATO membership, as well as Eurozone membership following a referendum, it is a member of the United Nations, the Nordic Council, the Council of Europe, the World Trade Organization and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Sweden maintains a Nordic social welfare system that provides universal health care and tertiary education for its citizens, it has the world's eleventh-highest per capita income and ranks in numerous metrics of national performance, including quality of life, education, protection of civil liberties, economic competitiveness, equality and human development.
The name Sweden was loaned from Dutch in the 17th century to refer to Sweden as an emerging great power. Before Sweden's imperial expansion, Early Modern English used Swedeland. Sweden is derived through back-formation from Old English Swēoþēod, which meant "people of the Swedes"; this word is derived from Sweon/Sweonas. The Swedish name Sverige means "realm of the Swedes", excluding the Geats in Götaland. Variations of the name Sweden are used in most languages, with the exception of Danish and Norwegian using Sverige, Faroese Svøríki, Icelandic Svíþjóð, the more notable exception of some Finnic languages where Ruotsi and Rootsi are used, names considered as referring to the people from the coastal areas of Roslagen, who were known as the Rus', through them etymologically related to the English name for Russia; the etymology of Swedes, thus Sweden, is not agreed upon but may derive from Proto-Germanic Swihoniz meaning "one's own", referring to one's own Germanic tribe. Sweden's prehistory begins in the Allerød oscillation, a warm period around 12,000 BC, with Late Palaeolithic reindeer-hunting camps of the Bromme culture at the edge of the ice in what is now the country's southernmost province, Scania.
This period was characterised by small bands of hunter-gatherer-fishers using flint technology. Sweden is first described in a written source in Germania by Tacitus in 98 AD. In Germania 44 and 45 he mentions the Swedes as a powerful tribe with ships that had a prow at each end. Which kings ruled these Suiones is unknown, but Norse mythology presents a long line of legendary and semi-legendary kings going back to the last centuries BC; as for literacy in Sweden itself, the runic script was in use among the south Scandinavian elite by at least the 2nd century AD, but all that has come down to the present from the Roman Period is curt inscriptions on artefacts of male names, demonstrating th
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.
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Sjöberg is a locality situated in Sollentuna Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden with 4,310 inhabitants in 2010
Sollentuna Municipality is a municipality in Stockholm County in east central Sweden, north of Stockholm. Its seat of local government is located in Tureberg, a part of the Stockholm urban area. Sollentuna borders the municipalities of Solna, Stockholm, Järfälla, Upplands Väsby, Täby and Danderyd in clockwise order starting to the south. Sollentuna municipality was founded in conjunction with the reform of local government in Sweden in 1863. However, its boundaries are equivalent to those of Sollentuna Parish, which dates back to the 12th century. Well into the 20th century, Sollentuna was a predominantly rural area. Modern Sollentuna evolved around the railway between Uppsala and Stockholm, inaugurated in 1866. Five of the eight districts that make up the municipality today correspond to railway stations, now operated by Stockholm commuter rail system. From south to north: Helenelund, Tureberg, Häggvik and Rotebro. Viby is an extension of Norrviken and the two remaining districts— Edsberg and Sjöberg—are found along the road to Danderyd.
Other roads into Sollentuna includes the road from Kallhäll to Rotebro and the E 4 motorway that approximates the same route as the railway. Sollentuna received the title of a merchant town in 1944. Köping status was made obsolete by the municipal reform of 1971. On the 31st of December 2017 the number of people with a foreign background was 23 284, or 32.41% of the population. On the 31st of December 2002 the number of residents with a foreign background was 12 443, or 21.26% of the population. On 31 December 2017 there were 71 848 residents in Sollentuna, of which 17 657 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. Sollentuna Municipality has a municipal assembly with 61 members elected by proportional representation through municipal elections, held in conjunction with the national parliamentary elections every four years.
The assembly elects a municipal board, the municipality's main governing body, chaired by the Mayor. The current mayor is Henrik Thunes, of the Moderate Party. In the 2018 municipal elections, the seats in the Council are divided in the following way: In the 2014 municipal elections, the seats in the Council are divided in the following way: In the 2010 municipal elections, the seats in the Council are divided in the following way: In the 2006 municipal elections, the seats in the Council are divided in the following way: In the 2002 municipal elections, the seats in the Council are divided in the following way: Urban Gibson Carl-Erik Nilsson Sven Olle Isidor Persson Jan-Olov Sundström Gun Blomberg Christina Naess Torbjörn Rosdahl Douglas Lithborn Anna Lena Johansson 2015-09-17- Henrik Thunes Sollentuna is served by the Stockholm public transport system. Stockholm commuter rail have five stations within the municipality. There is an extensive SL bus network. Since 1995 the bulk of the built-up area of the municipality is statistically counted to the multimunicipal city of Stockholm.
A few houses on the eastern border are in Täby urban area. Sjöberg is constituting a locality of its own; the municipality is subdivided into the following districts with population as of 31 December 2011: Tureberg, 15,650 inhabitants Rotebro, 8 802 Helenelund, 11,100 Edsberg, 9,208 Viby, 5,794 Sjöberg, 4,627 Häggvik, 4,717 Norrviken, 3,335 Vaxmora, 2,517 Järvafältet, 37 Rest, 104 Central to the landscape of Sollentuna are the rather big lakes Norrviken and Edsviken—the latter a bay of the Baltic Sea. Edsviken and Norrviken are popular lakes for ice tour skating during the winter; the municipality plows a 15 km long skating track on Norrviken. Note that Norrviken is the name of a district at the western shore of the Norrviken lake. Other lakes: Fjäturen Ravalen Rösjön Väsjön Översjön SnugganDjupan The municipality is twinned with: Hvidovre in Denmark Saue in Estonia Tuusula in Finland Oppegård in Norway Edsbacka krog, located by Edsbacka lake and founded in 1634, was the only Swedish restaurant with two stars in the Michelin Guide until it closed in February 2010.
Now the site have a less fancy restaurant called Edsbacka Wärdshus. Edsbergs slott was built in rococo 1760, its 400 km² can be rented. Probable burial mound of King Agne from the 5th century. Sollentunavallen is the biggest playing field, it consists of two fields. The main arena is for football and athletics. Alongside it there's a field with artificial grass, used for bandy during the winter season; the following sports clubs are located in Sollentuna Municipality: Sollentuna Volleybollklubb Rotebro IS FF Sollentuna FK Konståkningsklubben Sollentuna Turebergs FK Helenelunds IK Sollentuna HC SKIFTAs of June 2013 there were 57 sports clubs in Sollentuna. The full list is maintained on the municipality web site. Jonas Bane, actor Kajsa Bergqvist, high jumping world champion Thomas Bodström, football player, former minister of justice Ted Gärdestad, pop musician Maia Hirasawa, musician Patric Hörnqvist, NHL hockey player playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins Jonatan Johansson, snowboarder Ulrika Jonsson, television presenter Christer Pettersson, Olof
Vallentuna is a Municipality in Stockholm County, Sweden with 33,219 inhabitants in 2018. Vallentuna's cultural landscape is well preserved, human habitation in the area has been traced back as far as the stone age. Archeological excavations in southern Vallentuna near Lilla Gävsjö uncovered remains of a stone age settlement. During the bronze age, population settlements increased in Vallentuna and the surrounding Roslagen area, when the landmass rose as a result of the retreating ice glaciers. Greater Stockholm Demoex Swedish localities divided by municipality border