Sigtuna Municipality
Sigtuna kommun
Head Office of Sigtuna Municipality in Märsta
CountrySweden
CountyStockholm County
SeatMärsta
Area
 • Total349.74 km2 (135.04 sq mi)
 • Land327.4 km2 (126.4 sq mi)
 • Water22.34 km2 (8.63 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2019)[2]
 • Total48,964
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Demonyms
  • Sigtuner
  • Sigtunan
  • Sigtunian
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceUppland
Municipal code0191
Websitewww.sigtuna.se
Density is calculated using land area only.

Sigtuna Municipality (Sigtuna kommun) is a municipality in Stockholm County in east central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Märsta, approximately 37 km (23 mi) north of the Swedish capital, Stockholm.

The municipality is a part of Metropolitan Stockholm.

The municipality consists of several former local government units and was formed in 1971. It got its name from the small, but very old, City of Sigtuna, but the seat was placed in the larger modern town of Märsta.

The three towns of the municipality are Märsta (pop. 23,000), Sigtuna (pop. 8,000) and Rosersberg (pop. 1,400), of which Märsta is the municipal seat and Sigtuna with its old and important history is a popular tourist destination.

Demography

Population development

Population development in Sigtuna Municipality 1950–2019
Year Population
1950
6,516
1955
7,300
1960
9,461
1965
17,705
1970
26,062
1975
26,615
1980
28,276
1985
29,300
1990
31,485
1995
33,406
2000
35,001
2001
35,518
2002
35,771
2003
36,028
2004
36,322
2005
36,711
2006
36,976
2007
37,793
2008
38,272
2009
39,219
2010
39,990
2011
41,329
2012
42,272
2013
43,372
2014
44,085
2015
44,786
2016
46,274
2017
47,146
2018
48,130
2019
48,964

Source: SCB - Folkmängd efter region och år.

Industry

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In the municipality lies the largest workplace in Sweden, the Arlanda Airport, with 13,000 employees in 200 companies. As a result, Siguna is travelled through by 18,300,000 visitors yearly, and has the fourth most hotel stays, following to the commercial and regional centres Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.[citation needed]

Swedavia, the Swedish airport management company, has its head office on the airport property.[3] Scandinavian Airlines previously had its head office on the airport property.[4]

International relations

Main article: List of twin towns and sister cities in Sweden

Twin towns – Sister cities

The municipality is twinned[5] with:

References

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 1 January 2014. Archived from the original (Microsoft Excel) on 27 September 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2019" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 20 February 2020. Retrieved 20 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Swedavia Start Page Archived 28 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine." Swedavia. Retrieved on 7 December 2010. "Swedavia AB, 190 45 Stockholm-Arlanda, Sweden."
  4. ^ "SAS Head Office in Sweden." Scandinavian Airlines. Retrieved on 27 January 2012. "SAS Head Office Stockholm-Arlanda Kabinvägen 5 SE-195 87 Stockholm"
  5. ^ http://www.sigtuna.se/upload/Kommun%20&%20Politik/Internationellt%20arbete/p269.pdf Archived 7 November 2007 at the Wayback Machine

Coordinates: 59°37′N 17°43′E / 59.617°N 17.717°E / 59.617; 17.717