Upplands Väsby


Upplands Väsby

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Upplands Väsby



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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = Sweden
subdivision_type1 = Municipality
subdivision_name1 = Upplands Väsby Municipality and
Sollentuna Municipalitycite web |title=Tätorter 2005 |publisher=Statistics Sweden |url=http://w41.scb.se/templates/Publikation____186288.asp |language=Swedish |accessdate=2008-05-15]
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Stockholm County
subdivision_type3 = Province
subdivision_name3 = Uppland
area_footnotes = cite web |title=Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2000 och 2005 |publisher=Statistics Sweden |url=http://www.scb.se/statistik/MI/MI0810/2005A01B/T%E4torternami0810tab1.xls |format=xls |language=Swedish |accessdate=2008-05-15]
area_total_km2 = 14.02
population_as_of = 2005-12-31
population_footnotes =
population_total = 35,977
population_density_km2 = 2566
timezone = CET
utc_offset = +1
timezone_DST = CEST
utc_offset_DST = +2
latd=59 |latm=31 |lats= |latNS=N
longd=17 |longm=55 |longs= |longEW=E
website =

Upplands Väsby is a town in Uppland, Sweden and the seat of Upplands Väsby Municipality, Stockholm County.

When the Stockholm-Uppsala railway was opened in the 1860's a railway station was built near the mansion "Väsby". Some industries were attracted to the spot and a settlement grew up.

The name of the town became "Upplands Väsby"; that name was taken from the post office who got the name in 1919 in order to distinguish it from other places named Väsby around the country. The railway station, however, was called just Väsby until 1939.

After the municipal reform of 1952 it became the seat of a municipality which got its name.

With its nearly 44,000 inhabitants it is now the 21th largest locality ("tätort") in Sweden and has a favourable location between Stockholm and Arlanda Airport.

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