Arvidsjaur

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Arvidsjaur
Árviesjávrrie
Arvidsjaur Church
Arvidsjaur Church
Arvidsjaur is located in Sweden
Arvidsjaur
Arvidsjaur
Coordinates: 65°35′N 19°10′E / 65.583°N 19.167°E / 65.583; 19.167Coordinates: 65°35′N 19°10′E / 65.583°N 19.167°E / 65.583; 19.167
Country Sweden
Province Lapland
County Norrbotten County
Municipality Arvidsjaur Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 4.67 km2 (1.80 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 4,635
 • Density 993/km2 (2,570/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Arvidsjaur (Northern Sami: Árviesjávrrie) is a locality and the seat of Arvidsjaur Municipality in Norrbotten County, province of Lapland, Sweden with 4,635 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Arvidsjaur is a center for the European car industry. During the winter months, major car-manufacturers perform arctic trials in the Arvidsjaur Municipality. The town also fosters tourism by offering snowmobile tours, trekking, skiing, fishing and dogsled rides. If things go to plan, Arvidsjaur will be the stead of the front legs of the world's biggest moose – Stoorn – a tourist attraction to be built from Arvidsjaur to Skellefteå in Västerbotten.

The town is also the birthplace of the video game character Mattias Nilsson from Mercenaries.

Sport[edit]

The following sports clubs are in Arvidsjaur:

Transport[edit]

Arvidsjaur has established rail and road networks, and also has an airport, with daily flights to Stockholm, and seasonal ones to destinations in Europe.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Arvidsjaur, Sweden
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −10
(14)
−7
(19)
−2
(28)
3
(37)
11
(52)
17
(63)
19
(66)
16
(61)
10
(50)
4
(39)
−4
(25)
−7
(19)
4.2
(39.4)
Average low °C (°F) −20
(−4)
−18
(0)
−13
(9)
−6
(21)
0
(32)
6
(43)
8
(46)
6
(43)
2
(36)
−3
(27)
−11
(12)
−17
(1)
−5.5
(22.2)
Precipitation mm (inches) 35
(1.38)
26
(1.02)
27
(1.06)
27
(1.06)
38
(1.5)
49
(1.93)
80
(3.15)
76
(2.99)
55
(2.17)
42
(1.65)
43
(1.69)
36
(1.42)
534
(21.02)
Avg. precipitation days 18 15 14 12 11 13 16 16 16 16 17 18 182
Source: [2]

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. ^ "Arvidsjaur Climate Guide". Retrieved 27 June 2013. 

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