Överkalix Municipality

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Överkalix Municipality
Överkalix kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Överkalix Municipality
Coat of arms
Överkalix Municipality in Norrbotten County.png
Country Sweden
County Norrbotten County
Seat Överkalix
Area[1]
 • Total 2,919.47 km2 (1,127.21 sq mi)
 • Land 2,764.53 km2 (1,067.39 sq mi)
 • Water 154.94 km2 (59.82 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (June 30, 2017)[2]
 • Total 3,402
 • Density 1.2/km2 (3.0/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Norrbotten
Municipal code 2513
Website www.overkalix.se

Överkalix Municipality (Swedish: Överkalix kommun, Finnish: Ylikainuun kunta) is a municipality in Norrbotten County in northern Sweden. Its seat is located in Överkalix.

In 1870 a part of old Överkalix Municipality was detached from it, forming a municipality called Korpilombolo (now in Pajala Municipality). The municipality was not affected by the two subdivision reforms of the 20th century.

The coat of arms was designed in 1944 and based on the arms of the parish. Its exact meaning is not known, but many northern arms feature bears, reindeer or other animals.

Geography[edit]

Överkalix Municipality is situated along the south-going Kalix River. The unmodified scenic nature along the river attracts tourists and fishers every year. Within the municipality one also finds two of the river's most powerful waterfalls, Jockfall (9 metres fall) and Linafall (16 metres fall).

Continuing north along the Kalix River one finds the iron ore mines. Travelling south towards the coast one finds larger towns, with Luleå being the closest, located some 100 kilometres south. Transportation is reliable thanks to the E10 highway.

The area otherwise contains much coniferous forests.

Language[edit]

Due to its proximity to Finland, Finnish is an official minority language in the municipality and most names have a Finn counterpart.

The local Swedish dialect is known as Överkalixmål, the Överkalix language.[3]

Localities[edit]

There are four localities (or urban areas) in Överkalix Municipality:[4]

# Locality Population
1 Överkalix 946
2 Tallvik 444
3 Svartbyn 281
4 Vännäsberget 207

The municipal seat in bold

Elections[edit]

Riksdag[edit]

These are the results of the elections to the Riksdag since the 1972 municipal reform. Norrbotten Party also contested the 1994 election but due to the party's small size at a nationwide level SCB did not publish the party's results at a municipal level. The same applies to the Sweden Democrats between 1988 and 1998. "Turnout" denotes the percentage of eligible voters casting any ballots, whereas "Votes" denotes the number of actual valid ballots cast.

Year Turnout Votes V S MP C L KD M SD ND NP/SP
1973[5] 90.0 3,671 15.0 56.8 0.0 20.9 2.2 0.7 3.8 0.0 0.0 0.0
1976[6] 89.2 3,712 13.3 58.5 0.0 21.0 2.4 0.5 3.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
1979[7] 89.0 3,620 10.4 58.2 0.0 19.0 3.1 0.6 5.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
1982[8] 88.8 3,543 9.3 63.0 0.9 16.9 2.1 0.6 5.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
1985[9] 88.1 3,431 9.8 65.3 0.5 13.2 5.2 0.0 5.9 0.0 0.0 0.0
1988[10] 84.4 3,142 9.6 63.9 2.5 14.2 3.6 0.5 4.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991[11] 84.4 3,111 10.0 61.7 1.5 12.6 4.5 2.1 6.0 0.0 1.5 0.0
1994[12] 86.1 3,166 11.8 65.0 1.9 11.2 3.1 0.9 5.1 0.0 0.4 0.0
1998[13] 80.6 2,775 21.0 53.2 2.5 9.3 2.2 3.9 7.3 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002[14] 80.7 2,616 13.0 53.6 3.2 9.3 3.2 3.4 3.5 0.2 0.0 10.0
2006[15] 78.5 2,440 12.6 58.5 2.1 11.4 2.5 2.6 7.1 0.8 0.0 0.8
2010[16] 83.3 2,487 10.8 61.0 2.4 9.1 3.0 1.4 8.1 3.7 0.0 0.0
2014[17] 85.4 2,382 10.5 52.5 2.2 8.9 1.8 1.1 8.1 13.0 0.0 0.0

Blocs

This lists the relative strength of the socialist and centre-right blocs since 1973, but parties not elected to the Riksdag are inserted as "other", including the Sweden Democrats results from 1988 to 2006, but also the Christian Democrats pre-1991 and the Greens in 1982, 1985 and 1991. The sources are identical to the table above. The coalition or government mandate marked in bold formed the government after the election. New Democracy got elected in 1991 but are still listed as "other" due to the short lifespan of the party.

Year Turnout Votes Left Right SD Other Elected
1973 90.0 3,671 71.8 26.9 0.0 1.3 98.7
1976 89.2 3,712 71.8 27.1 0.0 1.1 98.9
1979 89.0 3,620 68.6 27.6 0.0 3.8 96.2
1982 88.8 3,543 72.3 24.4 0.0 3.3 96.7
1985 88.1 3,431 75.1 24.3 0.0 0.6 99.4
1988 84.4 3,142 76.0 22.3 0.0 1.7 98.3
1991 84.4 3,111 71.7 25.2 0.0 3.1 96.9
1994 86.1 3,166 78.7 20.3 0.0 1.0 99.0
1998 80.6 2,775 76.7 22.7 0.0 0.6 99.4
2002 80.7 2,616 69.8 19.4 0.0 10.8 89.2
2006 78.5 2,440 73.2 23.6 0.0 3.2 96.8
2010 83.3 2,487 74.2 21.6 3.7 0.5 99.5
2014 85.4 2,382 65.2 19.9 13.0 1.9 98.1

Industry[edit]

The municipality itself is the largest employer with around 430 employees. Thereafter follows Isolamin AB, a company making wall, ceiling and floor elements, with 110 employees. Other sectors:

Traditionally the industry was dominated by forest industries, but this has decreased since the 1960s. It is estimated that the service sector will continue to expand and be the dominating sector some day. Many of those companies are in the field of computers and telecommunication.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 30 juni 2017" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. August 18, 2017. Retrieved August 21, 2017. 
  3. ^ Ullahansson.com (in Swedish)
  4. ^ Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005
  5. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1973 (page 168)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  6. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1976 (page 163)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  7. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1979 (page 188)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  8. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1982 (page 189)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  9. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1985 (page 190)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  10. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1988 (page 169)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  11. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1991 (page 32)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  12. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1994 (page 46)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  13. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1998 (page 43)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  14. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Överkalix kommun 2002" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  15. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Överkalix kommun 2006" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  16. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Överkalix kommun 2010" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 
  17. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Överkalix kommun 2014" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 5 September 2017. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 66°21′N 22°53′E / 66.350°N 22.883°E / 66.350; 22.883

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