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Encyclopedia > Municipalities of Sweden

The Municipalities or Kommuner represent the local level of self government in The Kingdom of Sweden ( Swedish: Konungariket Sverige  listen?) is a Nordic country in Scandinavia, in Northern Europe. It is bordered by Norway on the west, Finland on the northeast, the Skagerrak Strait and the Kattegat Strait on the southwest, and the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia on... Sweden. Each municipality also belong to one of the 21 This article is part of the Subdivisions of Sweden series Counties Governors Administrative Boards Councils Municipalities List Cities NUTS:SE ISO 3166-2:SE A County, or Län, is an administrative and political subdivision of Sweden. Sweden is divided into 21 counties, and in each county there is a... Counties of Sweden or Län.


Municipalities can be further divided into boroughs (stadsdelsnämnder or kommundelsnämnder). The existence of such divisions are at the discretion of the municipality itself which also can decide to hold local referendum on whether a borough or part of the municipality should secede and form a separate municipality. However the question of whether a new municipality will at all be created is at the discretion of the Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a representative democracy based on a parliamentary system. The affairs of Government are decided by a Cabinet of Ministers, which is led by a Prime Minister. The Cabinet and the Prime Minister are responsible for their actions to the Parliament of Sweden. This article... Swedish Government.


In the middle of the (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999... 20th century several municipal reforms were implemented, which successively and drastically reduced their numbers, to the current 290 municipalities (2004). The last major reform in 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). Years: 1968 1969 1970 - 1971 - 1972 1973 1974 Decades: 1940s 1950s 1960s - 1970s - 1980s 1990s 2000s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1971 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music - Television Science and technology Aviation... 1971 abolished the This article is part of the Subdivisions of Sweden series Counties Governors Administrative Boards Councils Municipalities List Cities NUTS:SE ISO 3166-2:SE This is a list of cities, towns, and market towns (köpings) in Sweden, that held their town privileges (Stadsprivilegium) by Royal Charter or by being... Cities of Sweden as separate administrative entities and made them centers of the new larger municipalities. The cities, most of them with centuries old and in some cases more than 1000 year old traditions, are in spite of this still perceived as cities even if they are no longer in the formal sense, CITY (Citytv) Slogan: Everywhere! Toronto, Ontario Channel 57 / Cable 7 Owner CHUM Limited Founded 1972 Signal Radius 1740 kW (total) Citytv System CKVU (Vancouver) CITY (Toronto) CITY (often referred to as Citytv Toronto or just City) is a television station based in Toronto, Ontario. Owned by CHUM Limited, it is... cities as such. Also metropolitan areas, such as Stockholms stad Seat Stockholm County Stockholm County Area  - Total Ranked 251st 188 km² Population  - Total (2004)  - Density Ranked 1 st 761,721 4051.7/km² Stockholm [, ] is the capital and the largest City of Sweden. The City of Stockholm is administratively a municipality within Stockholm County, the... Stockholm, are formally municipalities.


The municipalities are also divided into a total of 2,512 parishes, or församlingar (2000), which have an importance for census and elections. There are also a total of 1,936 urban centres, or tätorter (2000), which have an impact on statistics.


A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. Municipalities are not necessarily the same as townships. In most countries, this is the smallest administrative subdivision... Municipal government in Sweden belong to the The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). In the council-manager form of government, an elected city council (typically between 5 and 11 people) is responsible for making policy, passing ordinances, voting appropriations, and having overall... council-manager government variety.


See also

External links

  • Swedish Association of Local Authorities (http://www.svekom.se/) - Official site
  • Swedish Government (http://www.sweden.gov.se/) - Official site

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Encyclopedia4U - Municipalities of Sweden - Encyclopedia Article (299 words)
The existence of such divisions are at the discretion of the municipality itself which also can decide to hold local referendum on whether a borough or part of the municipality should secede and form a separate municipality.
In the middle of the 20th century several municipal reforms were implemented, which successively and drastically reduced their numbers, to the current 289 municipalities.
Municipal government in Sweden belong to the council-manager government variety.
Encyclopedia: County (9106 words)
A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government.
Unlike cities, which are municipal corporations with a degree of sovereignty granted by the state, counties have no powers of their own but merely exercise powers of state government that have assigned to their jurisdiction, either by the state constitution or the state legislature.
Metropolitan municipalities are consolidated city and county governments, which simultaneously operate as administrative divisions of and subordinate to state power and as municipal corporations that exercise whatever degree of sovereignty the state government or constitution confers upon them.
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