Lycksele Municipality

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Lycksele Municipality
Lycksele kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Lycksele Municipality
Coat of arms
Lycksele Municipality in Västerbotten County.png
Country Sweden
County Västerbotten County
Seat Lycksele
Area[1]
 • Total 5,888.93 km2 (2,273.73 sq mi)
 • Land 5,518.49 km2 (2,130.70 sq mi)
 • Water 370.44 km2 (143.03 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 12,270
 • Density 2.1/km2 (5.4/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Lapland
Municipal code 2481
Website www.lycksele.se
Monument of the first settlers coming to the Lycksele area.

Lycksele Municipality (Swedish: Lycksele kommun) is a municipality in Västerbotten County in northern Sweden. Its seat is located in Lycksele.

The municipality traces its history to Lycksele parish, which was in effect during the 19th century with very similar borders and size (5,000-5,500 km²). The whole rural municipality Lycksele became a market town (köping) in 1929 and city in 1946. In 1971 it was amalgamated with Örträsk Municipality.

Generally the northern municipalities, already sparsely populated, have population decreases, but various supporting projects also exist. For instance, a campus of Umeå University is situated here.

Localities[edit]

There are two localities (or urban areas) in Lycksele Municipality:[3]

# Locality Population
1 Lycksele 8,597
2 Kristineberg 331

The municipal seat in bold

Transportation[edit]

There is an airport just south of Lycksele, from which one can reach Stockholm in about 80 minutes.

Previously, the railroad between Umeå and Storuman was the main means of transportation, but its significance has diminished and passenger traffic has been discontinued. There are now daily buses to towns like Umeå, Storuman, Tärnaby and Mo i Rana in Norway. As of August 2011, a new daily railroad route has been opened between Lycksele and Umeå.[4]

The European route E12, also known as Blå vägen ("The Blue Road") winds along the Ume River and passes through Lycksele.

Sister cities[edit]

Lycksele Municipality has three sister cities:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  2. ^ "SCB, Befolkningsstatistik 31 December 2013" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved April 2014. 
  3. ^ Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005
  4. ^ http://www.lycksele.se/templates/Page.aspx?id=14521

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 64°36′N 18°40′E / 64.600°N 18.667°E / 64.600; 18.667