Gällivare Municipality (Swedish: Gällivare kommun, Finnish: Jällivaaran kunta, Northern Sami: Jiellevárri gielda or Váhčira gielda) is a municipality in Norrbotten County in northern Sweden. Its seat is Gällivare. The municipality is the third biggest in Sweden.
Gällivare Municipality also hosts an airport, Gällivare Airport. It is the nearest airport to the national parks Sarek and Padjelanta, making it popular for hikers.
Gällivare is also the central place for The Firstborn Laestadianism.
Gällivare Municipality is a multilingual municipality, as a sizeable share of the population is made up of Finnish and Sami speakers.
Nearly 40 cases of the rare genetic disorder CIPA have been reported in Gällivare.
There are six localities (or urban areas) in Gällivare Municipality:
The municipal seat in bold
Government and politics
Distribution of the 41 seats in the municipal council after the 2010 election:
Results of the Swedish general election, 2010 in Gällivare:
Gällivare Municipality has four sister cities:
- ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån den 1 januari 2010" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
- ^ "SCB, Befolkningsstatistik 30 juni 2012" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2010-08-19.
- ^ Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005
Coordinates: 67°07′N 20°45′E / 67.117°N 20.750°E