The Urban areas of Sweden are a common English term of the Swedish language-term tätort. The official term in English, used by Statistics Sweden, is however locality. The places can be compared with, for example, the census-designated places in the USA.
The localities of Sweden have at least 200 people lived there. But the concept is statistical, and not defined by any municipal or county borderlines. Urban areas referred to as towns (Swedish: stad) for statistical purposes at least 10,000 inhabitants. In 2010 there was 1,956 urban areas in Sweden. They covered 85 % of the Swedish population.
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- "Localities 2010: Population, age and gender" (PDF) (in Swedish and English). Statistics Sweden. p. 21. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
- "Nationalencyklopedin - Tätort". Nationalencyklopedin. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
Translation: 'a for the Nordic countries shared statistical definition of built-up area with at least 200 residents, not more than 200 m between each other (without regard to the ward, municipal or county boundaries)'
- "Fortsatt stor ökning av befolkning i tätorter". Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 21 July 2014.
Definitionen av en tätort är i korthet att den skall bestå av sammanhängande bebyggelse med högst 200 meter mellan husen och ha minst 200 invånare. Ingen hänsyn tas till kommun- eller länsgränser
- Statistics Sweden. Be 16 SM 9601, Tätorter 1995, p. 2: "Towns (localities with more than 10,000 inhabitants)".