Upplands Väsby

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Upplands Väsby in October 2007
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Upplands Väsby
Coordinates: 59°31′N17°55′E / 59.517°N 17.917°E / 59.517; 17.917 Coordinates: 59°31′N17°55′E / 59.517°N 17.917°E / 59.517; 17.917
Country Sweden
Province Uppland
County Stockholm County
Municipality Upplands Väsby Municipality
  Total14.17 km2 (5.47 sq mi)
 (31 December 2010) [1]
  Total41 449
  Density2,653/km2 (6,870/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)

Upplands Väsby ( Loudspeaker.svg pronunciation ) is a locality and the seat of Upplands Väsby Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden with 37,594 inhabitants in 2010. [1]

An urban area or tätort in Sweden has a minimum of 200 inhabitants and may be a city, town or larger village. It is a purely statistical concept, not defined by any municipal or county boundaries. Larger urban areas synonymous with cities or towns for statistical purposes have a minimum of 10,000 inhabitants. The same statistical definition is also used for urban areas in the other Nordic countries.

Upplands Väsby Municipality Municipality in Stockholm County, Sweden

Upplands Väsby Municipality is a municipality in Stockholm County in east central Sweden, with a population of 38,963 (2010). Its seat is located in the town of Upplands Väsby.

Stockholm County County (län) of Sweden

Stockholm County is a county or län on the Baltic Sea coast of Sweden. It borders Uppsala County and Södermanland County. It also borders Mälaren and the Baltic Sea. The city of Stockholm is the capital of Sweden. Stockholm County is divided by the historic provinces of Uppland (Roslagen) and Södermanland (Södertörn). More than one fifth of the Swedish population lives in the county. Stockholm County is also one of the statistical riksområden according to NUTS:SE, Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics within the EU. With more than two million inhabitants, Stockholm is the most densely populated county of Sweden.



The municipality has a long history with clear traces of settlements from the pre-Christian times in several places. The first traces of human culture have been found during excavations of Hammarby ridge, about 400 meters south of the current Glädjen junction, where the excavation of the burial ground Ekebo found a bronze axe from around 600 to 700 BC. Upplands Väsby low because the sea and the people lived by fishing, seal and waterfowl hunting.[ clarification needed ] Several finds of foreign coins testify to the extensive trade with foreign countries. They include Arabic coins found at Great Wäsby castle grounds.

At Runsa and Skavsta's prehistoric fortifications, known as hill forts . Traces of aboriginal burial grounds are found in many places in the form of mounds, stone circles, standing stones or minor bumps. The graves are sometimes the shape of a ship, as at Runsa, one of Sweden's most famous stone circles . It is 56 meters from the bow and stern and are from 400 - or 500's. Other cemeteries in the form of large burial mounds near Löwenströmska Hospital and Runby, called Zamores hill after the timpanist Antonin Zamore, a North African who came to Sweden in the late 1700s and who lived on the Runby Lower farm, now the homestead. The largest cemetery is the Great Wäsby Castle ättebacke with around 200 beautifully shaped burial mounds.

In the early 1900s, Upplands Väsby a small station community.[ clarification needed ] The railway between Stockholm and Uppsala, built 1863-1866; station house in Väsby was completed in 1865. Around the station, then grew up a society. Anton Tamm had bought up all the land that the present society is built on. 1903 established Tamm, who at the time was CEO of Optimus, the first major industry, Väsby Werkstäder . The company manufactured brass and copper, including the Optimus products. Väsby Werkstäder was bought in 1917 by Finspongs Metallverk AB. Over the years, the company changed its name many times, but was popularly constantly being called Messingen. They were later Swedish Metal Works and Granges-Weda with die casting and plastic manufacturing.

Upplands Väsby today

The municipality now has the character of a modern suburban town, situated between Stockholm and Uppsala. The distance to the city centre of Stockholm is twenty-five kilometers and to the centre of Uppsala forty-five km. Travel to Stockholm Central Station takes 27 minutes (10 stations) with commuter train. Travel time to Arlanda Airport is seven minutes by local train, which also connects Upplands Väsby with Uppsala. From Upplands Väsby many renowned music artists; Europe, Therion, HEAT and Candlemass have lived there, as well as John Norum and Yngwie Malmsteen . Even the actors Shima Niavarani and Shebly Niavarani has lived and attended school in Upplands Väsby. Some famous writers who lived in Upplands Väsby Carl Jonas Love Almquist, PC Jersild, and Alexander Ahndoril .

Uppsala Place in Uppland, Sweden

Uppsala is the capital of Uppsala County and the fourth-largest city in Sweden, after Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö. It had 168,096 inhabitants in 2017.

Stockholm Central Station railway station in Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Central Station is a railway station in Stockholm, Sweden. It is situated in the district of Norrmalm at Vasagatan/Central Plan. The station opened on 18 July 1871 and it had over 200,000 visitors daily, of which about 170,000 were travellers, until 10 July 2017 when the local commuter trains started to call at the nearby Stockholm City Station.


Parts of the industry that was in the area near the railway station can now be seen south of the neighborhood Messingen where Optimus established himself in 1908. Optimus factory in Upplands Väsby was closed in 1983 when production was moved to Småland (the company still exists today under the name Optimus International AB. Now manufactures mainly camping). In the former industrial premises is now run new activities, including Upplands Väsby art gallery. Today, the original buildings demolished to make way for new housing and a new school, Väsby new gymnasium, which was completed before the start of school in August 2011. If you follow the road east from Central Station can be reached after a few hundred meters including Culture Vega, Väsby School and after another short stretch Väsby Centre including shopping mall, medical center and municipal offices.


Väsby centrum was opened in 1972. Several extensions and renovations have been made over the years and in recent years, major changes implemented. The shopping mall contains a variety of stores with a wide selection of apparel, electronics, cosmetics, health foods, books, flowers, jewelry and grocery stores and restaurants. [3] center facility owned by Väsbyhem who in 2001 sold the plant to Doughty Hanson & Co European Real Estate . From December 2004 the plant was operated center of the Franco-Dutch property company Unibail-Rodamco, until June 2011, when it was sold to the British family firm Grosvenor in a business where other plants were included.



There are more than 3,000 students spread over fourteen elementary schools and one secondary school . Half of primary schools are communal.

Secondary School


Märsta Place in Uppland, Sweden

Märsta is a suburb of Metropolitan Stockholm, a locality and the seat of Sigtuna Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden with 27,034 inhabitants in 2015. The town is situated close to Stockholm's main international airport, Arlanda. Even if its origins go back to around 500 AD, Märsta is a widespread modern residential area. Märsta has a mix of multi-storey dwellings and smaller houses. It is in a phase of expansion and new residential areas are built both in central parts of Märsta and in the surrounding areas like for instance Steningehöjden. Märsta can be reached by Stockholm commuter rail trains running at quarterly intervals during daytime and by bus from Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The central parts of Märsta has a shopping area "Märsta Centrum" with various shops, pub and restaurants. Another smaller shopping area is "Valsta Centrum". East of the central parts of Märsta there is an industrial area and a bit further east close to the airport a shopping mall "Eurostop". Most parts of Märsta and the municipality of Sigtuna can be reached with local bus services originating at the railway station and also connecting with commuter trains.

Södertälje City in Södermanland, Sweden

Södertälje is a city and the seat of Södertälje Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden. As of 2016, it has a population of 71,774 inhabitants.

Tumba, Sweden Place in Södermanland, Sweden

Tumba is a bimunicipal locality and the seat of Botkyrka Municipality in Stockholm County, Sweden with 37,852 inhabitants in 2010. A part of its statistical urban area, called Rönninge, is in Salem Municipality. The population is 35,311 (2005). The Swedish krona banknotes are printed by Crane AB at Tumba Bruk, in Tumba. Tumba is situated half-way between Stockholm and Södertälje and is considered a Stockholm suburb. In Tumba and Rönninge there are stations on the Stockholm commuter rail network.

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