Gällivare Municipality

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Gällivare Municipality
Gällivare kommun
Coat of arms of Gällivare Municipality
Coat of arms
Gällivare Municipality in Norrbotten County.png
Country Sweden
County Norrbotten County
Seat Gällivare
 • Total 16,818.22 km2 (6,493.55 sq mi)
 • Land 15,705.15 km2 (6,063.79 sq mi)
 • Water 1,113.07 km2 (429.76 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2014)[2]
 • Total 18,231
 • Density 1.1/km2 (2.8/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Lapland
Municipal code 2523
Website www.gellivare.se
The Sami Church in Gällivare.

Gällivare Municipality (Swedish: Gällivare kommun, Finnish: Jällivaaran kunta, Northern Sami: Jiellevárri gielda or Váhčira gielda) is a municipality in Norrbotten County in northern Sweden. Its seat is Gällivare. The municipality is the third biggest in Sweden.

Gällivare Municipality also hosts an airport, Gällivare Airport. It is the nearest airport to the national parks Sarek and Padjelanta, making it popular for hikers.

Gällivare is also the central place for The Firstborn Laestadianism.

Gällivare Municipality is a multilingual municipality, as a sizeable share of the population is made up of Finnish and Sami speakers.

Nearly 40 cases of the rare genetic disorder CIPA have been reported in Gällivare.


There are six localities (or urban areas) in Gällivare Municipality:[3]

# Locality Population
1 Gällivare 8,480
2 Malmberget 6,017
3 Koskullskulle 899
4 Hakkas 383
5 Ullatti 230
6 Tjautjas/Čavččas 216

The municipal seat in bold

Government and politics[edit]

Distribution of the 41 seats in the municipal council after the 2010 election:

Results of the Swedish general election, 2010 in Gällivare:

Sister cities[edit]

Gällivare Municipality has four sister cities:

Annual festivals[edit]


  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (MICROSOFT EXCEL) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2014" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved March 2015. 
  3. ^ Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 67°07′N 20°45′E / 67.117°N 20.750°E / 67.117; 20.750