Sollentuna Municipality

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

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

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History

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

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