Solna Municipality

Solna is a municipality (Swedish kommun ) in the Swedish Stockholm County and the historic province of Uppland.


Solna Stockholm and is adjacent to the communities Sundbyberg, Sollentuna and Danderyd. The whole community is part of the " Tätort " Stockholm. Within Solnas there are parts of the lakes Brunnsviken and Edsviken.

Traditionally divided the urban dominated community in the districts Bergshamra, Haga, Hagalund, Huvudsta, Järva, Råsunda, Skytteholm and Ulriksdal. However, the subdivision has no management -related function.


  • In the municipality of Solna are the locks Ulriksdal and Karlberg and the Haga Castle in the Haga Park.
  • In Råsunda district is home to the former film studios, film Staden.
  • The Friends Arena, the new Swedish national football stadium located in Solna. It replaced the Råsundastadion.
  • Begravningsplatsen on the Norra, one of Sweden's largest cemetery, resting many prominent Sweden.


Solna is industrial in character. Among the largest employers in the community include the Karolinska Sjukhuset ( hospital), Siemens, and SAS. In addition, many other Swedish companies have their headquarters in Solna, including ICA, Billerud and Axfood, and the two largest Swedish construction company Skanska and NCC AB. Likewise, many international companies such as BMW, Ferag and Lidl its headquarters in Sweden in Solna. The Stockholm University (Stockholms universitet ) maintains a campus in Solna for international exchange students (including Erasmus program).


The most famous sports club is the AIK Solna, a section of which is the AIK Handboll. The Player of the AIK played until the end of 2012 Råsundastadion, located in the district Solnaer Råsunda and also served as Swedish National Stadium. The German national football team celebrated here on July 1, 1912 their highest victory with a 16-0 against the Russian team. In October 2012, the new national stadium Friends Arena was inaugurated. In him the final of the European Football Championship Women 2013 took place on July 28, 2013, the 1-0, the German women 's national soccer team against Norway.

Twin Cities

Official Sister City Solnas is Burbank, California, USA. Solna also has four sister cities:

  • Gladsaxe Denmark (Denmark)
  • Pirkkala Finland (Finland )
  • Norway Ski (Norway )
  • Latvia Valmiera (Latvia )

With two other cities, the municipality officially working together:


Sons and daughters of the town

  • Göran Åberg Christer, football player and coach
  • Therese Alshammar, swimmer
  • Arne Domnérus, jazz musician
  • Mikael Engström, writer
  • Tina Hedstrom, Actress
  • Hilma af Klint, painter
  • Marika Lagercrantz, Actress
  • Anders Limpar, football player
  • Sara Lumhold, pop singer
  • Joakim Pirinen, illustrator, author, playwright and cartoonist
  • Keke Rosberg, Finnish Formula 1 World Champion
  • Marcus Schenkenberg, Supermodel
  • Max von Schlebrügge, football player
  • Victoria of Sweden, Crown Princess of Sweden
  • Estelle of Sweden, Crown Princess of Sweden
  • Björn Waldegård, rally driver
  • Robert Wells, composer, pianist and entertainer

Persons who act or have acted locally

  • Jean de la Vallée (ca. 1620-1696 ), French architect, created the Karlberg Castle
  • Simon Katzenstein (* 1868 in Gießen), German politician, died on March 28, 1945 in Solna
  • Leif GW Persson ( born 1945 in Stockholm), crime writer, lives in Solna
  • Christer Pettersson (1949-2004), one of the main suspects in the murder of Olof Palme, died at the Karolinska Sjukhuset
  • Lars Leijonborg (* 1949 in Täby ), Swedish minister, grew up in Solna
  • Nils Carl Gustaf heels Gyldenstolpe (1886-1961), Swedish zoologist, died in Solna