World’s largest “stad” and “sted” suffix cities

Zaanstad, Netherlands’ unique City Hall – Source: pinterest.com

“Stad” and “sted” have similar meanings of city, town, or place. “Sted” is only found in use in Denmark, while “stad” can be found in the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, South Africa, Aruba, and Curacao. Aruba, Curacao, and South Africa are/were all Dutch colonies or territories.

  1. Kroonstad (Crown City), South Africa = 168,762 (2011)
  2. Zaanstad (Zaan City),Netherlands = 155,855 (2019)
  3. Willemstad (William’s City), Curacao = 150,000 (2013 estimate)
  4. Fredrikstad (Frederick’s City), Norway = 82,301 (2019)
  5. Lelystad (Lely City), Netherlands = 77,892 (2019)
  6. Halmstad (Straw City), Sweden = 70,480 (2019)
  7. Karlstad (Karl’s City), Sweden = 60,492 (2015)
  8. Kokstad (Kok’s City), South Africa = 51,561 (2011)
  9. Kristianstad (Christian’s City), Sweden = 40,145 (2016)
  10. Oranjestad (Orange City), Aruba = 34,980 (2015)
  11. Ystad, Sweden = 28,985 (2015)
  12. Mathibestad, South Africa = 25,945 (2011)
  13. Pampierstad, South Africa = 21,707 (2011)
  14. Hoopstad, South Africa = 16,033 (2011)
  15. Mariestad (Marie’s City), Sweden = 15,591 (2010)
  16. Thisted, Denmark = 13,536 (2020)
  17. Grimstad, Norway = 12,622 (2016)
  18. Filipstad (Phillip’s City), Sweden = 10,644 (2019)
  19. Grindsted, Denmark = 9,782 (2020)
  20. Hundested, Denmark = 8,616 (2020)
  21. Stromstad, Sweden = 6,288 (2010)
  22. Ramokokastad, South Africa = 5,141 (2011)
  23. Leeudoringstad (Lion Thorn City), South Africa = 5,-54 (2011)
  24. Venterstad (Hawker City), South Africa = 4,989 (2011)
  25. Graested, Denmark = 3,674 (2020)
  26. Wolmaransstad (Wolmaran’s City), South Africa = 3,633 (2011)
  27. Willemstad (William’s City), Netherlands = 3,125 (?)

SOURCES:

  • en.wikipedia.org for each country and city listed above
  • maps.google.com
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