Place:Sollentuna, Stockholm, Sweden

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NameSollentuna
Alt namesSollentuna kommun
Sollentunasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeMunicipality
Coordinates59.433°N 17.933°E
Located inStockholm, Sweden
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Sollentuna Municipality (Sollentuna kommun) is a municipality in Stockholm County in east central Sweden, and is part of the Stockholm urban area. Its seat of local government is located in Tureberg, near Sollentuna Station.

Sollentuna borders the municipalities of Solna, Sundbyberg, Stockholm, Järfälla, Upplands Väsby, Täby and Danderyd in clockwise order starting to the south.

History

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Sollentuna municipality was founded in conjunction with the reform of local government in Sweden in 1863. However, its boundaries are almost 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. In fact, 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 (railway station is Sollentuna Station), 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 Kallhäll to Rotebro and the motorway (E4) that approximates the same route as the railway.

Sollentuna received the title of a merchant town (köping) in 1944. Köping status was made obsolete by the municipal reform of 1971.

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