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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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