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Åkersberga
Åkers kanal
Åkersberga is located in Sweden
Åkersberga
Coordinates: 59°29′N 18°18′E / 59.483°N 18.3°E / 59.483; 18.3Coordinates: 59°29′N 18°18′E / 59.483°N 18.3°E / 59.483; 18.3
Country Sweden
Province Uppland
County Stockholm County
Municipality Österåker Municipality
Area [1]
 - Total 16.17 km2 (6.2 sq mi)
Population (2005-12-31)[1]
 - Total 26,727
 - Density 1,653/km2 (4,281.3/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Åkersberga is a locality and the seat of Österåker Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden with 26,727 inhabitants in 2005.[1]

History

In 1901 a railway station named Berga was opened on this rural spot some 30 km from Stockholm. Some shops and a post office followed. The name Berga was changed to Åkers Berga to avoid confusion with other Berga in Sweden and later the present name Åkersberga evolved. After WWII the small village grew and blocks of flats were built. Åkersberga gradually evolved into a suburb with many of its inhabitants commuting to their work-places in Stockholm. In the last decades Åkersberga has adopted a more urban character. Between 1974 and 1982 Åkersberga was the seat of Vaxholm Municipality. When the municipality was split in 1983 Åkersberga became seat of the reinstituted Österåker Municipality.

Some notable people from Åkersberga include Jesper Parnevik, Alexander Östlund and Richard S. Johnson. The nationally famous punk rock band Coca Carola is also from Åkersberga. Another two nationally famous Åkersberga bands is Lustans Lakejer and Eskobar, Lustans Lakejer have also released an album named Åkersberga.

Åkerberga is served by the narrow-gauge urban railway Roslagsbanan, which has three stops in the town, Åkersberga, Tunagård and Österskär.

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