|— Municipality —|
|Seat||Part of Stockholm urban area|
|• Total||21.7946 km2 (8.4149 sq mi)|
|• Land||19.3846 km2 (7.4844 sq mi)|
|• Water||2.41 km2 (0.93 sq mi)|
|Area as of January 1, 2010.|
|Population (June 30, 2012)|
|• Density||3,100/km2 ( 8,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
|Density is calculated using land area only.|
The municipality is a part of Metropolitan Stockholm and is totally within the Stockholm urban area. 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.
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 Sweden's new national football stadium Friends Arena, adjacent to Solna Stockholm commuter rail station.
Solna has very low tax rates and has attracted a wide range of companies and authorities, making it a major place of work in the Stockholm urban area. 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.
Solna is centrally located in the Stockholm urban area 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, and a new route (Tvärbanan) is under construction. Tracklaying is underway from Sundbyberg to Solna centrum and the first trams are expected to run in 2013.
The head office of Scandinavian Airlines and SAS Group was previously located in Solna. The airline head office is now located on the property of Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sigtuna Municipality.
The following football clubs are located in Solna:
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