Stockholm Municipality or the City of Stockholm is a municipality in Stockholm County in east central Sweden. It has the largest population of the 290 municipalities of the country, but one of the smallest areas, making it the most densely populated. It is also the most populous municipality in the Nordic countries. Although legally a municipality with the official proper name Stockholms kommun, the municipal assembly has decided to use the name Stockholms stad whenever possible. This is purely nominal and has no effect on the legal status of the municipality. Geographically, the municipality comprises the Stockholm City Centre and two suburban areas, Söderort and Västerort . Administratively, it is subdivided into 14 districts , which are administered by district councils .