Haninge Municipality

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Haninge Municipality (Haninge kommun) is a municipality in Stockholm County in east central Sweden. Its seat is located in Handen.

Haninge Municipality was formed in 1971 when Västerhaninge and Österhaninge were united.

The municipal coat of arms depicts a rooster from which the name Haninge is believed to have been derived (the Swedish word hane means rooster), while the anchor symbolizes the naval base in the municipality.

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Geography

Haninge cherishes its nature, housing the southern parts of the scenic Stockholm archipelago. There are over 3,600 islands, islets and skerries belonging to the municipality, with the three largest islands being Utö, Ornö and Muskö. A car tunnel, the longest of Sweden, connects Muskö to the mainland. The other two of the islands are reached with passenger and car ferries.

Localities

Districts

Dalarö was the location of an internationally notable Volvo commercial.

Notability

The scenic Stockholm Sweden Temple was built in Västerhaninge in 1985. It is the only temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sweden. This temple is also the center of the LDS church in northern Europe.

There is a comparatively large Sweden-Finn community in Haninge which is estimated to be about 5% of the population.

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