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Märsta
Märsta Ceety Bi Nicht (Märstapunkten)

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Märsta is located in Sweden
Märsta
Märsta
Coordinates: 59°37′N 17°51′E / 59.617°N 17.850°E / 59.617; 17.850
Kintra Swaden
Province Uppland
Coonty Stockholm Coonty
Municipality Sigtuna Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 7.64 km2 (2.95 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 24,068
 • Density 3,150/km2 (8,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Märsta is a suburb o Metropolitan Stockholm, a locality an the seat o Sigtuna Municipality, Stockholm Coonty, Swaden wi 24,068 inhabitants in 2010.[1] The toun is situatit close tae Stockholm's main international airport, Arlanda.

Name[eedit | eedit soorce]

The oreegin o the name Märsta goes back tae aroond 500 AD. At that time maist o the glens in Märsta wur still unner watter, which explains the name. Mär- is foond in the Swadish wird "mjärde" which is a fishin tuil, an -sta means a place (aurie or somekynd o habitat) like the Swadish wird "stad". Märsta means "place tae fish" or "fishin-place".

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Märsta is situatit north o Steningevik, which is a bay o the lake Mälaren. The centre o the town is located in a glen cried Märstadal an the aurie Sätuna, which haulds the train station o the toun an aw.

The rest o the toun's biggins spread upon an belaw the hills that form the glens in Märsta. The stream that flows through the toun oot tae Steningevik is cried Märstaån. It is locatit alang the motorwa E4 aboot 37 km north o central Stockholm an aw, 33 km sooth o Uppsala an aboot 4 km frae Arlanda Airport.

Business an employment[eedit | eedit soorce]

There are some local businesses in Märsta an twa major factories producin paint an aw, Beckers Industrial Coatings AB,[2] producin industrial paint, an Becker Acroma, nou pairt o Sherwin-Williams. There are some transport an spedition companies in the aurie an aw. But maist employment opportunities for fowk livin in Märsta are at Stockholm Arlanda Airport an in Stockholm Ceety.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  2. http://www.becker.se/

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