Sorsele Municipality

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Sorsele Municipality
Sorsele kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Sorsele Municipality
Coat of arms
Sorsele Municipality in Västerbotten County.png
Country Sweden
County Västerbotten County
Seat Sorsele
Area[1]
 • Total 7,957.64 km2 (3,072.46 sq mi)
 • Land 7,368.44 km2 (2,844.97 sq mi)
 • Water 589.2 km2 (227.5 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 2,595
 • Density 0.33/km2 (0.84/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Lapland
Municipal code 2422
Website www.sorsele.se

Sorsele Municipality (Swedish: Sorsele kommun, Ume Sami: Suorssá gielda) is a municipality in Västerbotten County in northern Sweden. Its seat is located in Sorsele.

Sorsele Municipality covers an area of 8,012 km2. It is the eleventh largest municipality by size, but has the second smallest population.

The municipality has not been affected by the two local government reforms of the 20th century, but has had its large size since the municipal system was implemented in 1863.

The name appears to stem from the Sami word sourge, which means branch, and sel, which is of Swedish origin and refers to a kind of stream. This refers to the protected Vindel River (Swedish: Vindelälven), which flows through the town and municipality of Sorsele.

Geography wise, around half of the municipal area is part of the Vindelfjällen (other languages) nature reserve.

Localities[edit]

There is only one locality (or urban area) in Sorsele Municipality:[3]

# Locality Population
1 Sorsele 1,288

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

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 65°32′N 17°32′E / 65.533°N 17.533°E / 65.533; 17.533