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Stockholm County

Stockholm County
Stockholms län
Flag of Stockholm County
Coat of arms of Stockholm County
Stockholm County in Sweden
Stockholm County in Sweden
Location map of Stockholm County in Sweden
Location map of Stockholm County in Sweden
Coordinates: 59°20?0?N 18°10?0?E / 59.33333°N 18.16667°E / 59.33333; 18.16667Coordinates: 59°20?0?N 18°10?0?E / 59.33333°N 18.16667°E / 59.33333; 18.16667
CountrySweden
Formed1714
CapitalStockholm
Municipalities
Government
 o GovernorSven-Erik Österberg (S)
 o CouncilStockholm County Council
Area
 o Total6,519.3 km2 (2,517.1 sq mi)
Population
(31 December 2019)[1]
 o Total2,377,081
 o Density360/km2 (940/sq mi)
Demonyms
  • Stockholmer
  • Stockholmite
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE-AB
Nominal GDP (2016)[2]US$170 billion
Nominal GDP per capita (2016)US$75,000
- HDI (2018)0. 962[3]
very high
NUTS RegionSE110
Websitewww.lansstyrelsen.se

Stockholm County (Swedish: Stockholms län, [²st?k(h)?lms 'l?:n]) is a county or län (in Swedish) on the Baltic Sea coast of Sweden. It borders Uppsala County and Södermanland County. It also borders Mälaren and the Baltic Sea. The city of Stockholm is the capital of Sweden. Stockholm County is divided by the historic provinces of Uppland (Roslagen) and Södermanland (Södertörn). More than one fifth of the Swedish population lives in the county. Stockholm County is also one of the statistical riksområden (national areas) according to NUTS:SE, Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics within the EU. With more than two million inhabitants, Stockholm is the most densely populated county of Sweden.

History

Stockholm County was established in 1714. The City of Stockholm then constituted its own administrative entity under the Governor of Stockholm and was not part of Stockholm County. Though outside Stockholm County, the City of Stockholm was its seat.

On 1 January 1968, Stockholm County was united with the City of Stockholm. At the same time, the borders were redrawn in other directions too; Upplands-Bro Municipality was transferred from Uppsala County and a large part of the modern day Östhammar Municipality was transferred to Uppsala County.

Economy

The Gross domestic product (GDP) of the region was 145.6 billion EUR in 2018, accounting for 30.9% of Swedish economic output. GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power was 49,500 EUR or 164% of the EU27 average in the same year. The GDP per employee was 132% of the EU average.[4]

Heraldry

Arms granted in 1968. The arms for the County of Stockholm is a combination of the arms of Uppland, Södermanland and the City of Stockholm. When it is shown with a royal crown it represents the County Administrative Board.

Municipalities

Municipalities of Stockholm.png

The county of Stockholm comprises 26 political municipalities (kommuner):

municipality pop. (2018)[5] area/km2[6]
Botkyrka 93,106 194
Danderyd 33,187 26
Ekerö 28,308 217
Haninge 89,989 458
Huddinge 111,722 131
Järfälla 78,480 54
Lidingö 47,818 31
Nacka 103,656 95
Norrtälje 61,769 2015
Nykvarn 10,923 153
Nynäshamn 28,290 359
Salem 16,786 54
Sigtuna 48,130 328
Sollentuna 72,528 53
Solna 80,950 19
Stockholm 962,154 187
Sundbyberg 50,564 9
Södertälje 97,381 525
Tyresö 48,004 69
Täby 71,397 61
Upplands-Bro 28,756 235
Upplands Väsby 45,543 75
Vallentuna 33,432 358
Vaxholm 12,023 58
Värmdö 44,397 448
Österåker 44,831 312

Localities by population (2017)

All 132 built-up places (tätorter) in the county are shown below.[7] These refer to contiguous settlements and may straddle municipal (and occasionally county) boundaries.

Pos Locality Population
1 Stockholm 1,562,136
2 Upplands Väsby 143,582
3 Södertälje 72,704
4 Lidingö 43,318
5 Tumba 41,599
6 Åkersberga 33,944
7 Vallentuna 32,394
8 Märsta 28,445
9 Gustavsberg 22,513
10 Norrtälje 20,322
11 Västerhaninge 17,429
12 Nynäshamn 14,792
13 Ekerö 11,524
14 Jordbro 10,923
15 Kungsängen 10,801
16 Saltsjöbaden 9,521
17 Sigtuna 9,312
18 Bro 8,635
19 Fisksätra 8,255
20 Järna 6,219
21 Vaxholm 5,023
22 Hallstavik 4,645
23 Brunna 3,953
24 Ösmo 3,947
25 Stenhamra 3,624
26 Resarö 3,300
27 Sticklinge udde 3,050
28 Vårsta 2,502
29 Norra Riksten 2,472
30 Svinninge 2,384
31 Fågelvikshöjden 2,323
32 Kopparmora 2,313
33 Pershagen 2,201
34 Stavsnäs 1,871
35 Rosersberg 1,826
36 Dalarö 1,812
37 Djurö 1,441
38 Älmsta 1,361
39 Sorunda 1,292
40 Brunn 1,273
41 Steningehöjden [sv] 1,273
42 Långvik 1,231
43 Lindholmen 1,180
44 Rindö [sv] 1,154
45 Mölnbo 1,075
46 Älgö [sv] 968
47 Kil 979
48 Parksidan 974
49 Ekeby 970
50 Kullö 906
51 Viksäter 898
52 Ingaröstrand 805
53 Älvnäs 801
54 Vidja 771
55 Lugnet and Skälsmara 753
56 Segersäng 753
57 Stora Vika 741
58 Kungsberga 731
59 Hästängen [sv] 694
60 Håbo-Tibble kyrkby 664
61 Gladö Kvarn 660
62 Ölsta 656
63 Bammarboda 648
64 Löwenströmska Lasarettet 633
65 Nyhagen and Översättra [sv] 627
66 Älvsala [sv] 610
67 Ekerö Sommarstad 598
68 Bergshamra 597
69 Arninge [sv] 589
70 Gräddö [sv] 579
71 Rydbo 578
72 Edsbro 573
73 Grödby 558
74 Kallfors [sv] 558
75 Hästhagen 531
76 Väländan 529
77 Svanberga 525
78 Kårsta 512
79 Östra Kallfors 491
80 Spånlöt [sv] 482
81 Spillersboda 479
82 Ängsvik 460
83 Solberga 454
84 Täljö 439
85 Årsta Havsbad [sv] 437
86 Sandviken 421
87 Rånäs 420
88 Grisslehamn 415
89 Tranholmen 405
90 Tuna 403
91 Sundby 400
92 Vattubrinken 399
93 Herräng 398
94 Stava 383
95 Lidatorp and Klövsta 378
96 Sibble 367
97 Tynningö 365
98 Drottningholm 364
99 Nolsjö [sv] 361
100 Norra Lagnö 357
101 Söderby [sv] 357
102 Södersvik 351
103 Ekskogen Älgeby and Långsjötorp [sv] 343
104 Riala 342
105 Rättarboda 339
106 Sättra [sv] 327
107 Koviksudde and Skeviksstrand [sv] 316
108 Betsede [sv] 314
109 Oxnö and Svärdsö [sv] 302
110 Laggarsvik and Linanäs [sv] 301
111 Söderby 297
112 Ekskogen [sv] 291
113 Granby [sv] 290
114 Johannesudd 290
115 Skarpö [sv] 289
116 Nysättra [sv] 274
117 Baldersnäs [sv] 269
118 Finsta 269
119 Muskö 268
120 Norra Vindö [sv] 268
121 Söderby-Karl 265
122 Östorp and Ådran 265
123 Landfjärden 263
124 Nibble 252
125 Brottby 251
126 Stensättra Tomtområde [sv] 250
127 Blidö 242
128 Skebobruk 236
129 Lurudden 226
130 Northern Muskö 226
131 Hilleshög 222
132 Lurudden 226

Demographics

Foreign background

SCB have collected statistics on backgrounds of residents since 2002. These tables consist of all who have two foreign-born parents or are born abroad themselves.[8] The chart lists election years and the last year on record alone.

Location 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2010 2014 2018 2019
Botkyrka 47.0 47.7 48.2 48.9 49.7 53.2 56.4 59.3 61.6
Danderyd 15.2 15.4 15.6 16.0 15.7 16.6 18.0 20.3 20.5
Ekerö 10.3 10.3 10.5 10.5 11.2 11.9 13.4 16.4 17.2
Haninge 24.4 24.7 25.1 25.4 26.2 29.3 32.3 36.2 37.3
Huddinge 28.1 28.8 29.1 29.8 30.9 34.0 37.2 40.7 41.3
Järfälla 25.4 25.6 26.4 27.0 27.9 32.1 36.4 42.5 44.0
Lidingö 15.6 15.8 15.9 16.0 16.3 17.9 19.4 21.9 22.3
Nacka 21.2 21.2 21.3 21.3 21.6 22.7 23.7 25.9 25.9
Norrtälje 10.4 10.5 10.7 10.8 11.0 12.1 13.3 15.9 16.4
Nykvarn 15.2 15.1 15.2 14.9 15.0 15.1 16.0 17.5 17.9
Nynäshamn 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.2 13.7 16.3 18.8 22.5 23.4
Salem 17.8 18.0 18.2 18.4 18.8 20.8 23.9 28.7 29.7
Sigtuna 26.4 26.7 26.9 27.0 27.6 31.8 37.9 44.9 46.2
Sollentuna 21.3 21.7 22.2 22.4 23.0 25.9 29.3 33.5 34.7
Solna 26.0 26.2 26.7 27.4 27.8 31.8 35.0 39.5 40.4
Stockholm 25.1 25.4 25.8 26.2 27.0 29.2 31.1 33.4 33.8
Sundbyberg 25.2 26.3 27.2 28.2 29.7 34.4 37.9 41.8 42.9
Södertälje 34.8 35.5 36.1 36.8 38.3 44.0 49.6 54.3 55.6
Tyresö 17.9 18.0 18.0 18.2 18.1 19.3 20.2 22.5 23.0
Täby 16.2 16.5 16.6 16.7 17.0 18.2 19.9 22.8 23.3
Upplands-Bro 23.6 24.1 24.3 26.7 25.1 28.3 31.1 37.1 39.0
Upplands Väsby 27.1 27.6 28.0 28.5 28.8 31.4 35.0 40.8 42.5
Vallentuna 13.3 13.6 13.5 13.8 13.9 14.7 16.1 18.6 19.7
Vaxholm 10.8 10.9 10.9 10.6 10.8 11.5 12.7 13.9 13.9
Värmdö 13.8 13.6 13.5 13.2 13.0 14.2 15.2 17.5 17.8
Österåker 14.3 14.2 14.2 14.3 14.3 15.5 17.5 20.7 21.1
Total 24.0 24.3 24.6 25.0 25.6 28.2 30.7 33.8 34.5
Source: SCB [8]

County Administrative Board

Prior to 1968 the County of Stockholm did not include the City of Stockholm. The City was instead under the Office of the Governor of Stockholm, and the County included the surrounding countryside. The County had its separate Governor of Stockholm County.

The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfill the goals set in national politics by the Riksdag and the Government, to coordinate the interests of the county, to promote the development of the county, to establish regional goals and safeguard the due process of law in the handling of each case. The County Administrative Board is a Government Agency headed by a governor.

See List of Stockholm Governors.

County officials
Governor Chris Heister 1 February 2012
Deputy Governor Bo Hansson 1 January 2002
Commissioner of Finance Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd 12 February 2008
Region police chief Mats Löfving[9]
President of the County Council Inger Linge 7 November 2006

County council

The local administration of the county is under Stockholm County Council (Stockholms läns landsting). Its main responsibilities are for the public healthcare system and public transport.

The county council has 149 members elected by proportional representation through elections held in conjunction with the general elections every four years. The county council itself elects the county's executive committee.

The president of the committee also holds the title Commissioner of Finance. The current commissioner is Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd, of the Moderate Party. The members of the executive committee (landstingsstyrelsen) represent both the political majority and the opposition, with responsibility for implementing policies approved by the county council.

Elections

Stockholm County contains two multi-seat constituencies for county council elections. Stockholm Municipality makes up the first constituency while the second makes up the rest of the county.

Council elections 2002-2018

Year Moderate Party Christian Democrats Centre Party Liberals Green Party Social Democratic Party Left Party Sweden Democrats others
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
2002 259 597 23,8 37 75 928 6,9 11 24 161 2,2 0 180 043 16,5 26 50 469 4,6 7 374 690 34,3 54 100 306 9,2 14 8 508 0,6 0 16 464 1,7 0
2006 407 322 35,7 55 68 025 6,0 6 45 082 4,0 6 116 564 10,2 16 74 837 6,6 10 312 486 27,4 43 75 231 6,6 10 18 592 1,6 0 22 964 2,0 0
2010 460 871 36,7 57 59 273 4,7 7 47 956 3,8 6 116 858 9,3 15 121 660 9,7 15 321 268 25,6 39 77 578 6,2 10 35 496 2,8 0 13 884 1,1 0
2014 381 667 28,6 43 75 529 5,6 9 58 906 4,4 7 111 676 8,2 13 135 992 10,0 15 358 324 26,4 41 104 479 7,7 12 79 452 5,9 9 49 587 2,7 0
2018 321 783 22,3 34 111 877 7,7 12 115 78 8,0 12 115 746 8,0 12 81 404 5,6 7 379 008 26,2 40 152 784 10,6 16 140 773 9,7 15 25 627 1,8 0

Hospitals

The county council operates most of the hospitals in the county, some of the major facilities are:

Public transport

The county council is responsible for the public transport in Stockholm. The main organizers of the transportation system are two publicly owned companies. Storstockholms Lokaltrafik, SL, handles the bus, tram and train services while the boat traffic is handled by Waxholmsbolaget. The operation and maintenance of the public transport systems is delegated by the companies to several contractors.

The county is also responsible for paratransit services and Närtrafiken, a number of share taxi routes.

Culture and education

Besides the health and transportation services, the county council operates Stockholm County Museum, and two agricultural high schools at Berga and Säbyholm.

See also

References and notes

  1. ^ "Folkmängd efter region, civilstånd, ålder, kön och år". Statistics Sweden. 31 December 2019. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/documents/2995521/8700651/1-28022018-BP-EN/15f5fd90-ce8b-4927-9a3b-07dc255dc42a
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ "Regional GDP per capita ranged from 30% to 263% of the EU average in 2018". Eurostat.
  5. ^ "Kommuner i siffror - Statistiska centralbyrån". Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Land and water area 1 January by region and type of area. Year 2012 - 2015-Statistikdatabasen". Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "Localities 2015; population 2010-2017, area, overlap holiday home areas, coordinates" (XLSX). Statistics Sweden. 28 March 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  8. ^ a b "PxWeb - välj variabler och värden" (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 2020.
  9. ^ Mats Löfving ny Regionpolischef at aftonbladet.se, 1 October 2020, accessed 6 October 2020 (in Swedish)

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