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The districts of Stockholm

The municipality of Stockholm consists of 14 boroughs, which in turn are divided into different districts. Historically and geographically, Stockholm’s inner city can be divided into 5 districts.

The central districts of Stockholm

  1. The old town Gamla Stan, consisting of the 4 islands Stadsholmen, Helgendsholmen, Riddarholmen and Strömsborg
  2. The island Södermalm
  3. The city district Norrmalm with the two islands Skeppsholmen and Kastellholmen
  4. The municipality of Östermalm with the island of Djurgården
  5. The island of Kungsholmen, together with the two islands Lilla Essingen and Stora Essingen

The boroughs of Stockholm

The 4 boroughs in the centre of Stockholm:

  • Kungsholmen
  • Norrmalm
  • Östermalm
  • Södermalm

The 4 boroughs in the west of Stockholm:

  • Bromma
  • Hässelby-Vällingby
  • Rinkeby-Kista
  • Spånga-Tensta

The 6 municipalities in the south of Stockholm:

  • Enskede-Årsta-Vantör
  • Farsta
  • Hägersten-Liljeholmen
  • Skarpnäck
  • Skärholmen
  • Älvsjö

The urban area of Stockholm

The urban area of Stockholm includes, in addition to the municipality of Stockholm (Stockholms municipality or Stockholm city) also the surrounding municipalities Solna and Sundbyberg as well as (partly) Botkyrka, Danderyd, Haninge, Huddinge, Järfälla, Nacka, Sollentuna, Tyresö and Upplands Väsby. The island of Lidingö is normally no longer included in the urban area of Stockholm.