- Sollentuna Municipality
footnotes=Area & population from SCB as of December 31, 2006
Sollentuna Municipality ("Sollentuna kommun") is a municipality in
Stockholm Countyin east central Sweden. Its seat is located in Sollentuna.
Sollentuna evolved around the
railwaybetween Uppsalaand Stockholmwhich is also obvious when looking at the 8 different districts that make up Sollentuna. 5 of those corresponds to railway stations now operated by commuter trains. From south to north: Helenelund, Tureberg (railway station is named Sollentuna), Häggvik, Norrviken and Rotebro. Viby is an extension of Norrviken and the 2 remaining districts - Edsberg and Sjöberg - are to be found along the road to Danderyd. Other roads into Sollentuna includes the road from Kallhällto Rotebro and the motorway(E4) that approximates the same route as the railway.
Sollentuna received rights as a merchant town ("
köping") in 1944. It never got a charter, but was made a municipality with the reform of 1971.
Politics and government
Sollentuna Municipality has a
Municipal councilwith 61 members elected by proportional representationthrough municipal elections, held in conjunction with the national parliamentary elections every four years. The Council elects an executive committee, which is the municipality's main governing body, chaired by the Mayor(sw. "kommunstyrelsens ordförande"). The current mayor is Torbjörn Rosdahl, of the Moderate Party.
2006 election results
In the 2006 municipal elections, the seats in the Council are divided in the following way:
2002 election results
In the 2002 municipal elections, the seats in the Council are divided in the following way:
List of mayors since 1971
*(1971-1974) Urban Gibson (fp)
*(1974-1977) Carl-Erik Nilsson (c)
*(1977-1980) Sven Olle Isidor Persson (s)
*(1980-1987) Jan-Olov Sundström (m)
*(1987-1998) Gun Blomberg (m)
*(1998-2000) Christina Naess (m)
*(since 2000) Torbjörn Rosdahl (m)
Localities and districts
1995the bulk of the built-up area of the municipality is statistically counted to the mulitimunicipal Stockholm urban area. A few houses on the eastern border (with about 10 inh.) is in Täby urban area. Sjöbergis constituting a locality of its own.
The municipality is subdivided into the following districts:
Tureberg, 13 380 inh.
Rotebro, 8 632
Vaxmora, 2 234
Central to the landscape of Sollentuna are the rather big lakes
Norrvikenand Edsviken-- the latter a bay of the Baltic Sea.
Norrviken is a popular lake for
ice skatingduring the winter. Note that Norrviken is also the name of a district at the western shore of the Norrviken lake.
Sollentuna has four
Edsbacka krog, located by Edsbacka lake and founded already in 1634, is the only Swedish restaurant with two stars in the Michelin Guide.
Edsbergs slottwas built in rococo1760. Its 400 km² can be rented.
*Probable burial mound of King
Agnefrom the 5th century.
Notable natives and residents
Kajsa Bergqvist, high jumping world champion
Thomas Bodström, football player, politician, former minister of justice
Ted Gärdestad, pop musician
*Jonatan Johansson, snowboarder
Ulrika Jonsson, television presenter
Britta Leijon, politician
Christer Pettersson, Olof Palmemurder suspect and local hobo
Rednex, country group
Farhad Shakely, poet
Sonic Dream Collective, pop group
Linda Skugge, writer, and husband Johan Skugge, musician
Mats Sundin, hockey player
Yngwie Malmsteen, guitarist, composer and bandleader
Johan Munck, Chief Justice of Sweden
Caroline Winberg, Supermodel
Linda Ireblad, Co founder of Skolastic
* [http://www.sollentuna.se/ Sollentuna Municipality] - Official site
*Much material translated from corresponding articles on Swedish wikipedia.
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