Jokkmokk

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Jokkmokk
Jåhkåmåhkke / Dálvvadis
Jokkmokk Church
Jokkmokk Church
Jokkmokk is located in Sweden
Jokkmokk
Jokkmokk
Coordinates: 66°37′N 19°50′E / 66.617°N 19.833°E / 66.617; 19.833Coordinates: 66°37′N 19°50′E / 66.617°N 19.833°E / 66.617; 19.833
Country Sweden
Province Lapland
County Norrbotten County
Municipality Jokkmokk Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 3.59 km2 (1.39 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 2,786
 • Density 776/km2 (2,010/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Jokkmokk (Lule Sámi: Jåhkåmåhkke or Dálvvadis; Northern Sámi: Dálvvadis) is a locality and the seat of Jokkmokk Municipality in Norrbotten County, province of Lapland, Sweden with 2,786 inhabitants in 2010.[1] The Sámi name of the place means "River's Curve", due to the meandering river that runs through it. It is just north of the Arctic Circle.

Jokkmokk was a transit center for Sami refugees from Norway during World War II, in addition to the center in Kjesäter.

Jokkmokk Market has a long history and has a more than 400-year unbroken tradition. The first Thursday in February every year, thousands and thousands of people gather in Jokkmokk for concerts, exhibitions and trade. Jokkmokk Market is still one of the most important social events for the Sámi people in Sápmi. Temperatures during the festival can drop as low as -40°.

Ájtte, Svenskt fjäll- och samemuseum is the main museum for Sámi culture in Sweden.

A sign with the town's Swedish name (above) and Sami names (below)
Exhibition in Ájtte Museum of the Sami people, in Jokkmokk
Alpine garden near Ájtte Museum in Jokkmokk

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Jokkmokk, 1971-2000
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 9.2
(48.6)
8.1
(46.6)
12.3
(54.1)
19.2
(66.6)
28.5
(83.3)
31.2
(88.2)
34.5
(94.1)
30.5
(86.9)
23.2
(73.8)
18.5
(65.3)
10.8
(51.4)
7.5
(45.5)
34.5
(94.1)
Average high °C (°F) −9.3
(15.3)
−7.7
(18.1)
−1.8
(28.8)
3.5
(38.3)
10.5
(50.9)
16.5
(61.7)
19.2
(66.6)
16.3
(61.3)
10.3
(50.5)
3.3
(37.9)
−4.6
(23.7)
−8.2
(17.2)
4
(39.19)
Daily mean °C (°F) −14.8
(5.4)
−12.9
(8.8)
−7.5
(18.5)
−1.2
(29.8)
5.6
(42.1)
11.8
(53.2)
14.5
(58.1)
11.9
(53.4)
6.4
(43.5)
0.2
(32.4)
−8.4
(16.9)
−13.2
(8.2)
−0.63
(30.86)
Average low °C (°F) −20.2
(−4.4)
−18.4
(−1.1)
−13.4
(7.9)
−6.3
(20.7)
0.4
(32.7)
6.9
(44.4)
9.8
(49.6)
7.8
(46)
2.8
(37)
−3.0
(26.6)
−12.6
(9.3)
−18.1
(−0.6)
−5.36
(22.34)
Record low °C (°F) −46.0
(−50.8)
−42.6
(−44.7)
−36.8
(−34.2)
−29.0
(−20.2)
−14.5
(5.9)
−5.5
(22.1)
0.4
(32.7)
−4.0
(24.8)
−12.0
(10.4)
−24.6
(−12.3)
−35.5
(−31.9)
−41.0
(−41.8)
−46
(−50.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 31.4
(1.236)
21.8
(0.858)
24.3
(0.957)
22.3
(0.878)
37.0
(1.457)
57.7
(2.272)
84.3
(3.319)
69.3
(2.728)
45.0
(1.772)
40.3
(1.587)
40.0
(1.575)
30.6
(1.205)
504
(19.844)
Source: [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. ^ "SMHI". 

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