List of Swedish Towns

The following list of Swedish Towns is ordered by population, largest to smallest. The population is shown, along with the year of Royal Charter.

Towns (Swedish: stad, plural städer) are a traditional governmental structure in Sweden. Since the administrative reform of 1971, the term stad is no longer used in Sweden for Legal or administrative purposes. In 1971,  municipality (kommun) became only legal form of local government. Prior to this, 132 urban centers had the title of stad.

The urban centers of the kommuns are still commonly called stad by the people. Fourteen of these municipalities still refer to themselves as stad in marketing, though the term has no legal meaning or status in modern Sweden. They are:  Borås MunicipalityGothenburg MunicipalityHaparanda MunicipalityHelsingborg MunicipalityLandskrona MunicipalityLidingö MunicipalityMalmö MunicipalityMölndal MunicipalitySolna MunicipalityStockholm MunicipalitySundbyberg Municipality,Trollhättan MunicipalityVaxholm Municipality and Västerås Municipality. Clicking on one of the previous municipality names will open a Wikipedia atricle on the community. Clicking on a town name in the following table, will take you to the Wikipedia article on that town.

Town Population Charter
Stockholm 851,155 1250
Gothenburg 516,532 1619
Malmö 293,909 1250
Uppsala 140,454 1286
Västerås 110,877 990
Örebro 107,038 1200
Linköping 97,428 1287
Helsingborg 97,122 1085
Jönköping 89,396 1284
Norrköping 83,561 1384
Lund 82,800 990
Umeå 75,645 1622
Gävle 71,033 1446 (before)
Solna 67,115 1943
Växjö 65,000 1342
Södertälje 64,619 1000
Borås 63,441 1622
Karlstad 61,685 1584
Eskilstuna 60,185 1659
Halmstad 55,688 1200
Sundsvall 49,339 1624
Borlänge 49,200 1944
Luleå 45,467 1621
Trollhättan 44,498 1916
Lidingö 44,000 1926
Östersund 43,796 1786
Ängelholm 38,222 1516
Sundbyberg 38,180 1927
Alingsås 37,825 1619
Falun 36,447 1651
Kristianstad 35,711 1622
Karlskrona 35,212 1680
Kalmar 35,170 1100
Skövde 34,446 1400
Nacka 33 057 1949
Nyköping 32,427 1187
Skellefteå 32,425 1845
Strängnäs 32,400 1336
Uddevalla 30,513 1498
Motala 29,798 1881
Landskrona 28,670 1413
Örnsköldsvik 28,617 1894
Lidköping 27,941 1446
Karlskoga 27,500 1940
Bollnäs 26,455 1942
Varberg 26,041 1100
Trelleborg 25,643 1200
Mariestad 25,000 1583
Piteå 22,650 1621
Sandviken 22,574 1943
Visby 22,236 1000
Vänersborg 21,672 1644
Huskvarna 21,500 1911
Katrineholm 21,386 1917
Kungälv 21,139 1100
Västervik 20,694 1200
Kumla 20,456 1942
Enköping 20,204 1300
Falkenberg 18,972 1558
Karlshamn 18,768 1664
Värnamo 18,696 1920
Boden 18,680 1919
Skara 18,595 988
Kiruna 18,154 1948
Härnösand 18,003 1585
Kristinehamn 17,836 1582–1584, 1642
Kungsbacka 17,784 1400
Hässleholm 17,730 1914
Köping 17,358 1474
Ystad 17,286 1200
Oskarshamn 17,258 1856
Eslöv 16,551 1911
Nässjö 16,463 1914
Norrtälje 16,263 1622
Falköping 15,821 1200
Hedemora 15,164 1446 (before)
Hudiksvall 14,850 1582
Ljungby 14,810 1936
Avesta 14,738 1641–1686, 1919
Arvika 14,184 1911
Ludvika 14,018 1919
Tranås 14,017 1919
Höganäs 13,550 1936
Nynäshamn 13,079 1946
Vetlanda 12,691 1920
Nybro 12,598 1932
Sala 12,059 1624
Söderhamn 12,056 1620
Mjölby 11,927 1922
Ronneby 11,767 1387–1680, 1882
Trosa 11,417 1300
Fagersta 10,890 1944
Oxelösund 10,843 1950
Arboga 10,369 1200
Eksjö 9,676 1400
Åmål 9,380 1643
Djursholm 8,819 1914
Lindesberg 8,752 1643
Lycksele 8,597 1946
Sollefteå 8,530 1917
Tidaholm 7,920 1910
Sölvesborg 7,883 1445
Vimmerby 7,827 1400
Torshälla 7,614 1317
Lysekil 7,568 1903
Sigtuna 7,204 980
Söderköping 6,951 1200
Falsterbo[1] 6,937[2] 1200
Skanör med Falsterbo[3] 6,937 1754
Skanör[4] 6,937[5] 1200
Ulricehamn 6,787 1400
Simrishamn 6,546 1300
Nora 6,496 1643
Kramfors 6,235 1947
Filipstad 6,177 1611
Säffle 6,156 1951
Flen 6,114 1949
Strömstad 6,110 1672
Hjo 6,075 1400
Laholm 5,835 1200
Vadstena 5,612 1400
Hagfors 5,403 1950
Sävsjö 5,068 1947
Vaxholm 4,857 1652
Haparanda 4,778 1848
Östhammar 4,534 1300
Säter 4,438 1642
Askersund 3,937 1643
Mariefred 3,813 1605
Skänninge 3,242 1200
Borgholm 3,093 1816
Gränna 2,578 1652
Öregrund 1,555 1491
Marstrand 1,432 1200

This table is from the Wikipedia atricle “List of Cities in Sweden”

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