Malå Municipality

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Malå Municipality
Malå kommun
Coat of arms of Malå Municipality
Coat of arms
Malå Municipality in Västerbotten County.png
CountyVästerbotten County
 • Total1,727.48 km2 (666.98 sq mi)
 • Land1,598.95 km2 (617.36 sq mi)
 • Water128.53 km2 (49.63 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population (31 December 2017)[2]
 • Total3,133
 • Density1.8/km2 (4.7/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
Municipal code2418

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


Between 1974 and 1982 Malå Municipality was included in Norsjö Municipality. In 1983 it was re-established within its former boundaries.


The municipality is situated within the province of Lapland, and as such is characterized by a sparse population and wide areas of untouched nature and wildlife.

Malå Municipality is also one of the southernmost outposts of the native Sami people settlements.

The nearest towns are Arvidsjaur and Lycksele, at a distance of about 80 kilometers, taking about an hour to drive. Both towns have airports with routes to larger cities such as Stockholm.

The nearest cities are Skellefteå, Luleå and Umeå on the east coast, each about 200 kilometers away.[citation needed]


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

# Locality Population
1 Malå 2,089


  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 31 december 2017" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018.
  3. ^ Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005

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Coordinates: 65°11′N 18°45′E / 65.183°N 18.750°E / 65.183; 18.750