Kurravaara

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Kurravaara
Kurravaara in March 2008
Kurravaara in March 2008
Kurravaara is located in Sweden
Kurravaara
Kurravaara
Coordinates: 67°57′N 20°21′E / 67.950°N 20.350°E / 67.950; 20.350Coordinates: 67°57′N 20°21′E / 67.950°N 20.350°E / 67.950; 20.350
Country Sweden
Province Lapland
County Norrbotten County
Municipality Kiruna Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 0.15 km2 (0.06 sq mi)
Elevation 340 m (1,120 ft)
Population (2005-12-31)[1]
 • Total 57
 • Density 393/km2 (1,020/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.kurravaara.com

Kurravaara (Northern Sami: Gurravárri) is village 12km north of Kiruna in Kiruna Municipality, Norrbotten County, Sweden with 57 inhabitants in 2005.[1]

It is the first (highest upstream) village at the Torne River at Kallojärvi at 322 meter and is also close to the Rautas River.

Near the end of the 17th century, copper was found in Shangeli and a foundry was placed at what was to become Kurravaara. It is now a popular place for people who want to live close to nature but also close to Kiruna.[2]

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