Solna Municipality (Swedish: Solna kommun or Solna stad, [²soːlna]) is a municipality in Stockholm County in south-east Sweden, located just north of the Stockholm City Centre. Its seat is located in the town of Solna, which is a part of the Stockholm urban area.
The municipality is a part of Metropolitan Stockholm. None of the area is considered rural, which is unusual for Swedish municipalities, which normally are of mixed rural/urban character. Solna is the third smallest municipality in Sweden in terms of area.
Solna borders Stockholm Municipality to the south, southeast and northwest; to Sundbyberg Municipality to the west; to Sollentuna Municipality to the north; and finally to Danderyd Municipality to the northeast. The boundary with Danderyd Municipality is delineated by the Stocksundet sea strait.
There are two parishes in Solna Municipality: Råsunda (population 29,677) and Solna (population 28,317).
Solna is divided into eight traditional parts with no administrative functions: Bergshamra, Haga, Hagalund, Huvudsta, Järva, Råsunda, Skytteholm and Ulriksdal. The largest districts are Råsunda, Hagalund and Huvudsta, with the Solna centrum in between them.
With few exceptions, Solna's built-up areas have a suburban character, but there are also several large parks and Friends Arena, Sweden's new national football stadium adjacent to the Solna station of Stockholm commuter rail.
The final matches of both the 1958 FIFA (men's) World Cup and the 1995 FIFA Women's World Cup were played at Råsunda Stadium, the national football stadium from 1937 to 2012 (demolished in 2013).
Solna has very low tax rates and has attracted a wide range of companies and authorities, making it a major place of work in Stockholm. Among the most important employers are the medical university Karolinska Institutet and the Karolinska University Hospital. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) are also located in Solna.
As with all 290 municipalities of Sweden, Solna has a municipal assembly (kommunfullmäktige), holding 61 members elected by proportional representation for a four-year term. An executive committee (kommunstyrelse) is appointed by its members.1943-1956 CA Andersson (s)1956-1967 KA Larsson (s)1968-1976 CG Eklund (fp)1977-1982 Sune Berglund (m)1983-1988 Gösta Fagerberg (s)1989-1991 Karl Gustav Svensson (s)1991-1994 Anders Gustâv (m)1994-1998 Karl Gustav Svensson (s)1998-2006 Anders Gustâv (m)2006 Anders Ekegren (fp)2006-2011 Lars-Erik Salminen (m)2011 Anders Ekegren (fp) - 8 juni-24 juli2011-2012 Lars-Erik Salminen (m)2012- Pehr Granfalk (m)(m)=Moderate Party(s)=Social Democratic Party(fp)=Liberal Party
Solna is centrally located in Stockholm and is well served by the Stockholm public transport system with two commuter train stations and six Metro stations as well as a dense bus network run by SL. It was served by trams until 1959. Trams returned after 54 years of absence when Tvärbanan was extended from Alvik to Solna centrum. A further extension will be opened in 2014.
Skanska has its head office in Solna. NextJet has its head office in Solna. Mall of Scandinavia has opened in November 2015 and is located in Solna.
The head office of Scandinavian Airlines and SAS Group is located in Solna. The airline head office was formerly located on the property of Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sigtuna Municipality, but now it is back in Solna.Haga Park, part of the Royal National City Park, was initiated by king Gustav III (1771–1792), planned and carried out in the English landscaping style.The city features three of Sweden's royal palaces.Friends Arena, the Swedish national arena of association football, and home of local football club AIK.The Solna Church was constructed in the 12th century. For defensive purposes, it was built as a round church, and is one of few of that kind in Sweden.
The following football clubs are located in Solna:AIKBlue Hill KFRåsunda ISVasalunds IF
Solna Gymnasium is the senior high school/sixth form college of Solna.
Solna is twinned with: Gladsaxe, Denmark Ski, Norway Pirkkala, Finland Valmiera, Latvia Burbank, California, USAPartnerships
In addition to this, Solna has two cooperating cities, Kalamaria, Greece Bemowo, Poland