Arjeplog

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Arjeplog
Arjeplog Church
Arjeplog is located in Sweden
Arjeplog
Arjeplog
Coordinates: 66°03′N 17°53′E / 66.050°N 17.883°E / 66.050; 17.883Coordinates: 66°03′N 17°53′E / 66.050°N 17.883°E / 66.050; 17.883
Country Sweden
Province Lapland
County Norrbotten County
Municipality Arjeplog Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 2.29 km2 (0.88 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 1,977
 • Density 863/km2 (2,240/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Arjeplog (Pite Sami: Árjepluovve) is a locality and the seat of Arjeplog Municipality in Norrbotten County, province of Lapland, Sweden with 1,977 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

It is a popular winter test site for the Asian and European car industries.

Arjeplog has in the past offered families 100,000 kronor, or individuals 25,000 kronor to move to the town. [2][3]

Climate[edit]

Arjeplog has a subarctic climate typical of northern Sweden. Its winters are somewhat moderated by the mild maritime North Atlantic air to the west, although they are still very cold, long and snowy. Summers are short but can occasionally be warm and they also very bright due to Arjeplog's position close to the Arctic circle.

Climate data for Arjeplog
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8.0
(46.4)
7.2
(45)
11.2
(52.2)
16.3
(61.3)
25.7
(78.3)
31.5
(88.7)
29.7
(85.5)
27.8
(82)
23.8
(74.8)
13.8
(56.8)
9.6
(49.3)
8.2
(46.8)
31.5
(88.7)
Average high °C (°F) −6.9
(19.6)
−6.4
(20.5)
−1.5
(29.3)
4.3
(39.7)
10.4
(50.7)
15.7
(60.3)
19.1
(66.4)
16.9
(62.4)
11.0
(51.8)
3.2
(37.8)
−2.4
(27.7)
−5.5
(22.1)
4.8
(40.6)
Average low °C (°F) −16.2
(2.8)
−15.4
(4.3)
−11.2
(11.8)
−4.5
(23.9)
1.0
(33.8)
6.5
(43.7)
9.9
(49.8)
8.4
(47.1)
3.9
(39)
−2.0
(28.4)
−8.6
(16.5)
−13.2
(8.2)
−3.4
(25.9)
Record low °C (°F) −41.8
(−43.2)
−41.5
(−42.7)
−37.1
(−34.8)
−27.8
(−18)
−14.5
(5.9)
−3.0
(26.6)
0.0
(32)
−2.0
(28.4)
−7.2
(19)
−22.9
(−9.2)
−34.0
(−29.2)
−42.2
(−44)
−42.2
(−44)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 34.4
(1.354)
27.5
(1.083)
28.9
(1.138)
26.0
(1.024)
38.8
(1.528)
51.8
(2.039)
91.5
(3.602)
68.4
(2.693)
59.5
(2.343)
45.4
(1.787)
45.0
(1.772)
36.7
(1.445)
553.9
(21.807)
Source #1: SMHI precipitation average 1961-1990[4]
Source #2: SMHI climate data 2002-2015[5]

See also[edit]

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. ^ "Swedish town: 'Go north and claim your reward'". Thelocal.se. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Foreigners tempted by Swedish town's cash incentive". Thelocal.se. Retrieved 29 December 2014. 
  4. ^ "Precipitation normals 1961-1990 (Swedish)". Swedish Metereological and Hydrological Institute (Arjeplog code 16 771 ). 
  5. ^ "Yearly & Monthly statistics (Swedish)". SMHI. February 27, 2015.