Lycksele

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Lycksele
late 1970's in Lycksele
late 1970's in Lycksele
Lycksele is located in Sweden
Lycksele
Lycksele
Coordinates: 64°36′N 18°40′E / 64.600°N 18.667°E / 64.600; 18.667Coordinates: 64°36′N 18°40′E / 64.600°N 18.667°E / 64.600; 18.667
Country Sweden
Province Lapland
County Västerbotten County
Municipality Lycksele Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 8.53 km2 (3.29 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 12,513
 • Density 998/km2 (2,580/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Lycksele (Southern Sami: Liksjoe, Ume Sami: Likssjuo) is a locality and the seat of Lycksele Municipality in Västerbotten County, province of Lapland, Sweden with 8,513 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

History[edit]

Lycksele is the oldest lasting Sami settlement in Swedish Lappland. The first Swedish Sami school, Skytteanska skolan, was built here in 1634.

Lycksele was the first place in Swedish Lappland to be designated a city in 1946, hence its nickname "Lapp-Stockholm". Lycksele is, despite its small population, for historical reasons normally still called a city (stad). Statistics Sweden, however, only counts localities with more than 10,000 inhabitants as cities.[citation needed]

Sports[edit]

The following sports clubs are in Lycksele:

Climate[edit]

Lycksele has subarctic climate with short cool summers and long cold and snowy winters. Despite its extremely northern latitude, the climate is relatively mild compared to other places at similar latitude because of the Gulf Stream.[2]

Climate data for Lycksele
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −8
(17)
−6
(22)
−1
(31)
5
(41)
12
(53)
17
(62)
19
(67)
17
(62)
12
(53)
4
(40)
−3
(27)
−7
(19)
5
(41)
Average low °C (°F) −16
(4)
−15
(5)
−11
(13)
−4
(24)
1
(34)
7
(44)
9
(49)
8
(46)
3
(38)
−2
(29)
−8
(17)
−13
(8)
−3.4
(25.9)
Precipitation mm (inches) 30.6
(1.205)
24.3
(0.957)
23.3
(0.917)
21.8
(0.858)
28.5
(1.122)
49.2
(1.937)
70.9
(2.791)
61
(2.4)
34.3
(1.35)
33.8
(1.331)
31.9
(1.256)
25.3
(0.996)
434.9
(17.122)
Source: World Weather Information Service[3]

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. ^ [1] weather.msn.com
  3. ^ "Weather Information for Lycksele". World Weather Information Service. Retrieved 9 February 2009.