Överkalix

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Överkalix
Överkalix
Överkalix
Överkalix is located in Sweden
Överkalix
Överkalix
Coordinates: 66°21′N 22°53′E / 66.350°N 22.883°E / 66.350; 22.883Coordinates: 66°21′N 22°53′E / 66.350°N 22.883°E / 66.350; 22.883
Country Sweden
Province Norrbotten
County Norrbotten County
Municipality Överkalix Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 1.06 km2 (0.41 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 975
 • Density 919/km2 (2,380/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Överkalix (Finnish: Ylikainuu) is a locality and the seat of Överkalix Municipality in Norrbotten County, Sweden with 975 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Climate[edit]

Överkalix has a subarctic climate with significant temperature differences between the warm short summers and the long and cold winters. Its inland position close to sea level ensures Överkalix is more prone to heatwaves than other areas of Norrbotten. Its July temperatures are also due to the perpetual daylight due to its position just below the arctic circle. This results in July being warmer than other European cities as far south as Manchester and Dublin in the British Isles. However, temperatures fall quickly once daylight diminishes, but winters are still warmer than other parts of the world at similar parallels due to mild North Atlantic air. The climate is quite dry for Scandinavia, with average rainfall being at 450 millimetres (18 in).[2]

Climate data for Överkalix 2002-2014; extremes since 1962
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 9.8
(49.6)
9.5
(49.1)
11.8
(53.2)
17.7
(63.9)
30.6
(87.1)
33.8
(92.8)
32.6
(90.7)
29.0
(84.2)
22.8
(73)
16.0
(60.8)
12.5
(54.5)
8.2
(46.8)
33.8
(92.8)
Average high °C (°F) −7.2
(19)
−6.6
(20.1)
−0.5
(31.1)
5.9
(42.6)
13.4
(56.1)
18.5
(65.3)
21.9
(71.4)
19.2
(66.6)
13.0
(55.4)
4.4
(39.9)
−1.7
(28.9)
−4.7
(23.5)
6.3
(43.3)
Average low °C (°F) −16.0
(3.2)
−15.8
(3.6)
−10.9
(12.4)
−3.7
(25.3)
2.0
(35.6)
7.7
(45.9)
10.9
(51.6)
8.9
(48)
4.0
(39.2)
−2.0
(28.4)
−8.4
(16.9)
−12.6
(9.3)
−2.9
(26.8)
Record low °C (°F) −46.0
(−50.8)
−40.3
(−40.5)
−37.9
(−36.2)
−23.6
(−10.5)
−9.7
(14.5)
−5.2
(22.6)
1.3
(34.3)
−2.2
(28)
−12.3
(9.9)
−23.3
(−9.9)
−34.4
(−29.9)
−38.7
(−37.7)
−46.0
(−50.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 31.3
(1.232)
25.5
(1.004)
26.1
(1.028)
24.3
(0.957)
27.4
(1.079)
35.3
(1.39)
50.6
(1.992)
56.4
(2.22)
49.3
(1.941)
45.7
(1.799)
44.1
(1.736)
33.9
(1.335)
450.0
(17.717)
Source #1: SMHI precipitation average 1961-1990[3]
Source #2: SMHI climate data 2002-2014[4]

Buildings and structures[edit]

  • 330 metres tall guyed mast for FM-/TV-broadcasting at 66°18'5" N, 22°51'13" E

In Film[edit]

Överkalix was used as location for the Swedish films Frostbite and False Trail.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Precipitation averages 1961-1990 (code 17 277)". SMHI. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "SMHI precipitation average 1961-1990". Swedish Metereological and Hydrological Institute (Överkalix code 17 277). 
  4. ^ "SMHI climate data 2002-2014". SMHI. May 1, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Överkalix at Wikimedia Commons