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Haninge

Haninge kommun
Municipality

Coat of arms
Country Sweden
County Stockholm County
Seat Handen
Area[1]
 • Total 2,173.66 km2 (839.25 sq mi)
 • Land 457.5 km2 (176.6 sq mi)
 • Water 1,716.16 km2 (662.61 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2010.
Population (June 30, 2012)[2]
 • Total 76,569
 • Density 35/km2 (91/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Södermanland
Municipal code 0136
Website www.haninge.se
Density is calculated using land area only.


Haninge Municipality (Haninge kommun) is a municipality in Stockholm County in east central Sweden. Its seat is located in Handen, a part of the Stockholm urban area.

Haninge Municipality was formed in 1971 when Västerhaninge and Österhaninge were united.

The municipal coat of arms depicts a rooster from which the name Haninge is believed to have been derived (the German word hahn means rooster), while the anchor symbolizes the naval base in the municipality. The German word usage is supposedly from the old German Hansa traders who operated in the area.

Geography

Haninge cherishes its nature, housing the southern parts of the scenic Stockholm archipelago. There are over 3,600 islands, islets and skerries belonging to the municipality, with the three largest islands being Utö, Ornö and Muskö. A car tunnel, the longest in Sweden, connects Muskö to the mainland. The other two of the islands are reached with passenger and car ferries.

Localities

Districts

Notability

The scenic Stockholm Sweden Temple was built in Västerhaninge in 1985. It is the only temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Sweden. This temple is also the center of the LDS church in northern Europe.

There is a comparatively large Sweden-Finn community in Haninge which is estimated to be about 5% of the population.

The International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) was held in Haninge in 1994.

Born in Haninge Municipality

Sports

The following sports clubs are located in Haninge Municipality:

  • IFK Haninge/Brandbergen
  • Haga Haninge Basket
  • Vendelsö IK
  • Haninge Anchors
  • Haninge FBC

International relations

The municipality is twinned with:[3]

References

External links

  • Haninge Municipality - Official site

Coordinates: 59°10′N 18°08′E / 59.167°N 18.133°E / 59.167; 18.133

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