Åkersberga is a locality and the seat of Österåker Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden with 28,033 inhabitants in 2010.
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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 World War II 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.
Notable people from Åkersberga include Loreen, Jesper Parnevik, Alexander Östlund and Richard S. Johnson. The punk rock band Coca Carola is from Åkersberga, as are the bands Lustans Lakejer and Eskobar, of which the former have released an album named Åkersberga.
Åkerberga is served by the narrow-gauge urban railway Roslagsbanan, which has four stops in the town, Österskär, Tunagård, Åkersberga Station and Åkers Runö.