Skellefteå Municipality

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Not to be confused with Sollefteå Municipality. ‹See Tfd›
Skellefteå Municipality
Skellefteå kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Skellefteå Municipality
Coat of arms
Skelleftea Municipality in Västerbotten County.png
Country Sweden
County Västerbotten County
Seat Skellefteå
Area[1]
 • Total 9,955.58 km2 (3,843.87 sq mi)
 • Land 6,802.85 km2 (2,626.60 sq mi)
 • Water 3,152.73 km2 (1,217.28 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 71,988
 • Density 7.2/km2 (19/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västerbotten
Municipal code 2482
Website www.skelleftea.se

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

History[edit]

Most of the amalgamations leading to the present municipality took place in 1967 when the then "City of Skellefteå" was merged with the rural municipality by the same name and also with the municipalities Jörn, Bureå and Byske. The enlarged city became a municipality of unitary type with the new local government act in 1971, and in 1974 the municipalities Burträsk and Lövånger were added.

Geography[edit]

The municipality borders in the south to Robertsfors Municipality, and clockwise to Umeå, Vindeln, Norsjö, Arvidsjaur and Piteå municipalities.

Skellefteå is situated around Skellefte River, a river that runs through the city. There is also a very central mountain, Vitberget, which is popular for skiing in the wintertime, and hiking in the summer.

Localities[edit]

There are 20 localities (or urban areas) in Skellefteå Municipality:[3]

# Locality Population
1 Skellefteå 32,425
2 Ursviken 4,054
3 Skelleftehamn 3,120
4 Bureå 2,345
5 Kåge 2,205
6 Bergsbyn 1,818
7 Byske 1,731
8 Burträsk 1,632
9 Boliden 1,515
10 Jörn 877
11 Ersmark 865
12 Lövånger 779
13 Medle 558
14 Kusmark 437
15 Örviken 411
16 Södra Bergsbyn och Stackgrönnan 406
17 Ostvik 392
18 Bygdsiljum 370
19 Drängsmark 353
20 Myckle 343

The municipal seat in bold

Industry[edit]

The largest employer in Skellefteå Municipality is the mining company Boliden AB, with about 1,200 employees.

Sister cities[edit]

Skellefteå Municipality has six sister cities:[4]

Notable natives[edit]

See also[edit]

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. ^ Official site (Swedish)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 64°45′N 20°59′E / 64.750°N 20.983°E / 64.750; 20.983