Norsjö Municipality

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Norsjö Municipality
Norsjö kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Norsjö Municipality
Coat of arms
Norsjö Municipality in Västerbotten County.png
Country Sweden
County Västerbotten County
Seat Norsjö
Area[1]
 • Total 1,923.58 km2 (742.70 sq mi)
 • Land 1,739.45 km2 (671.61 sq mi)
 • Water 184.13 km2 (71.09 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (March 31, 2015)[2]
 • Total 4,179
 • Density 2.2/km2 (5.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västerbotten
Municipal code 2417
Website www.norsjo.se

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

In 1974 Norsjö and Malå municipalities were amalgamated, forming the new Norsjö Municipality. In 1983 Malå Municipality was re-established within the pre-1974 borders.

History[edit]

The first settlements in the area were probably first established during the 15th century. During the first centuries the settlers lived on fishing, hunting and agriculture.

Localities[edit]

There are two localities (or urban areas) in Norsjö Municipality:[3]

# Locality Population
1 Norsjö 2,102
2 Bastuträsk 357

The municipal seat in bold

Industry[edit]

Norsjö has traditionally been a major industrial municipality. The vast forests in the area have been the basis for many wood-based industrial sectors, including forest management, forest harvesting and replanting, timber transport, saw mills, manufactured products from wood, and wood as a renewable fuel for electrical and heat energy production.

A significant amount of renewable energy is produced in Norsjö Municipality, including electrical energy from hydropower stations and wood-based heat energy for industrial and household heating applications.

Metallic ore mining has also been a very prominent industrial factor over the years, with a number of mines operating in and around Norsjö Municipality which is in the Skellefteå Field mining district. Norsjö Municipality is only 50km from the large regional mineral processing plant in nearby Boliden.

Notable natives[edit]

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 31 mars 2015" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. May 11, 2015. Retrieved May 11, 2015. 
  3. ^ Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 64°55′N 19°29′E / 64.917°N 19.483°E / 64.917; 19.483