Övertorneå

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For the municipality of Finland, see Ylitornio.
Övertorneå
July 2010 photography taken from a car moving from Finland into Sweden through eastern Övertorneå.
July 2010 photography taken from a car moving from Finland into Sweden through eastern Övertorneå.
Övertorneå is located in Sweden
Övertorneå
Övertorneå
Coordinates: 66°23′N 23°40′E / 66.383°N 23.667°E / 66.383; 23.667Coordinates: 66°23′N 23°40′E / 66.383°N 23.667°E / 66.383; 23.667
Country Sweden
Province Norrbotten
County Norrbotten County
Municipality Övertorneå Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 2.69 km2 (1.04 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 1,917
 • Density 713/km2 (1,850/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Övertorneå (Meänkieli: Matarengi; Finnish: Matarenki) is a locality and the seat of Övertorneå Municipality in Norrbotten County, Sweden with 1,917 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

It is located at the shore of the Torne River, opposite to Ylitornio (Övertorneå is Swedish for Ylitornio). Övertorneå means Upper Torneå, based on a division of the Torneå parish in two parts in the 16th century. Until the border between Sweden and Finland was drawn at the Torne River in 1809, the two villages on both sides of the river were one.

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Sports[edit]

Övertorneå is home of NHL forward Linus Omark. Another well known ice-hockey player from the settlement is Daniel Henriksson.

The following sports clubs are located in Övertorneå:

Notable residents[edit]

Brita Klemetintytär lived in Övertorneå, where she followed in her father's footsteps and served as postmaster.[2]

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. ^ Pohls, Maritta. "Brita Klemetintytär (noin 1621 - 1700)". Biografiakeskus. National Library of Finland. Retrieved 31 October 2013.