List of cities in Sweden

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This is a list of towns in modern Sweden that once enjoyed town privileges, thus were entitled to call themselves town (Swedish: stad, plural städer). The year indicates the year they were established or when they were granted a royal charter. The list does not include towns in Finland established during Swedish rule.

Legally and administratively, the term stad is not used in Sweden since the municipal reform of 1971, when the municipality (kommun) became only existing form of local government. Before the reform there were 132 urban centres that had the title of stad.

The urban centres of these municipalities are still called stad in daily speech and 14 of the municipalities have chosen to continue to call themselves stad in marketing situation, although several of them now encompass large rural areas following the merger of Swedish municipalities in the 1970s and 1980s. These 14 are: Borås Municipality, Gothenburg Municipality, Haparanda Municipality, Helsingborg Municipality, Landskrona Municipality, Lidingö Municipality, Malmö Municipality, Mölndal Municipality, Solna Municipality, Stockholm Municipality, Sundbyberg Municipality, Trollhättan Municipality, Vaxholm Municipality and Västerås Municipality.

The decision to call themselves stad has been taken purely for image/marketing reasons. In legal situations the word kommun (municipality) must be included in the municipality's name and governmental authorities will only refer to them by their legal names.

TownPopulationCharter
Alingsås37,8251619
Arboga10,3691200
Arvika14,1841911
Askersund3,9371643
Avesta14,7381641–1686, 1919
Boden18,6801919
Bollnäs26,4551942
Borgholm3,0931816
Borlänge49,2001944
Borås63,4411622
Djursholm8,8191914
Eksjö9,6761400
Enköping20,2041300
Eskilstuna60,1851659
Eslöv16,5511911
Fagersta10,8901944
Falkenberg18,9721558
Falköping15,8211200
Falsterbo[1]6,937[2]1200
Falun36,4471651
Filipstad6,1771611
Flen6,1141949
Gothenburg516,5321619
Gränna2,5781652
Gävle71,0331446 (before)
Hagfors5,4031950
Halmstad55,6881200
Haparanda4,7781848
Hedemora15,1641446 (before)
Helsingborg97,1221085
Hjo6,0751400
Hudiksvall14,8501582
Huskvarna21,5001911
Härnösand18,0031585
Hässleholm17,7301914
Höganäs13,5501936
Jönköping89,3961284
Kalmar35,1701100
Karlshamn18,7681664
Karlskoga27,5001940
Karlskrona35,2121680
Karlstad61,6851584
Katrineholm21,3861917
Kiruna18,1541948
Kramfors6,2351947
Kristianstad35,7111622
Kristinehamn17,8361582–1584, 1642
Kumla20,4561942
Kungsbacka17,7841400
Kungälv21,1391100
Köping17,3581474
Laholm5,8351200
Landskrona28,6701413
Lidingö44,0001926
Lidköping27,9411446
Lindesberg8,7521643
Linköping97,4281287
Ljungby14,8101936
Ludvika14,0181919
Luleå45,4671621
Lund82,8000990
Lycksele8,5971946
Lysekil7,5681903
Malmö293,9091250
Mariefred3,8131605
Mariestad25,0001583
Marstrand1,4321200
Mjölby11,9271922
Motala29,7981881
Nacka33 0571949
Nora6,4961643
Norrköping83,5611384
Norrtälje16,2631622
Nybro12,5981932
Nyköping32,4271187
Nynäshamn13,0791946
Nässjö16,4631914
Oskarshamn17,2581856
Oxelösund10,8431950
Piteå22,6501621
Ronneby11,7671387–1680, 1882
Sala12,0591624
Sandviken22,5741943
Sigtuna7,2040980
Simrishamn6,5461300
Skanör med Falsterbo[3]6,9371754
Skanör[4]6,937[5]1200
Skara18,5950988
Skellefteå32,4251845
Skänninge3,2421200
Skövde34,4461400
Sollefteå8,5301917
Solna67,1151943
Stockholm851,1551250
Strängnäs32,4001336
Strömstad6,1101672
Sundbyberg38,1801927
Sundsvall49,3391624
Säffle6,1561951
Säter4,4381642
Sävsjö5,0681947
Söderhamn12,0561620
Söderköping6,9511200
Södertälje64,6191000
Sölvesborg7,8831445
Tidaholm7,9201910
Torshälla7,6141317
Tranås14,0171919
Trelleborg25,6431200
Trollhättan44,4981916
Trosa11,4171300
Uddevalla30,5131498
Ulricehamn6,7871400
Umeå75,6451622
Uppsala140,4541286
Vadstena5,6121400
Varberg26,0411100
Vaxholm4,8571652
Vetlanda12,6911920
Vimmerby7,8271400
Visby22,2361000
Vänersborg21,6721644
Värnamo18,6961920
Västervik20,6941200
Västerås110,8770990
Växjö65,0001342
Ystad17,2861200
Åmål9,3801643
Ängelholm38,2221516
Örebro107,0381200
Öregrund1,5551491
Örnsköldsvik28,6171894
Östersund43,7961786
Östhammar4,5341300

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Skanör and Falsterbo were joined together in 1754 by the name Skanör med Falsterbo and has been considered as 'one town ever since.
  2. ^ Population as of both Skanör and Falsterbo

Today[edit]

Most of the former towns are today urban centres (tätorter) and seats of their municipalities.

A number of suburban towns have grown together with neighbours and are nowadays seldom considered as separate towns:

The following are not seats of their municipalities:

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