Skellefteå Municipality

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Skellefteå Municipality

Skellefteå kommun
Coat of arms of Skellefteå Municipality
Coat of arms
Skellefteå Municipality in Västerbotten County.png
CountrySweden
CountyVästerbotten County
SeatSkellefteå
Area
 • Total9,955.58 km2 (3,843.87 sq mi)
 • Land6,802.85 km2 (2,626.60 sq mi)
 • Water3,152.73 km2 (1,217.28 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total72,467
 • Density7.3/km2 (19/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceVästerbotten
Municipal code2482
Websitewww.skelleftea.se

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

History[edit]

Most of the amalgamations leading to the present municipality took place in 1967 when the then "City of Skellefteå" was merged with the rural municipality by the same name and also with the municipalities Jörn, Bureå and Byske. The enlarged city became a municipality of unitary type with the new local government act in 1971, and in 1974 the municipalities Burträsk and Lövånger were added.

Geography[edit]

The municipality borders in the south to Robertsfors Municipality, and clockwise to Umeå, Vindeln, Norsjö, Arvidsjaur and Piteå municipalities. Skellefteå is the largest coastline municipality by area, being roughly 15 percent larger than the second largest, Örnsköldsvik Municipality.

Skellefteå is situated around Skellefte River, a river that runs through the city. There is also a very central mountain, Vitberget, which is popular for skiing in the wintertime, and hiking in the summer.

Localities[edit]

There are 20 localities (or urban areas) in Skellefteå Municipality:[3]

# Locality Population
1 Skellefteå 32,425
2 Ursviken 4,054
3 Skelleftehamn 3,120
4 Bureå 2,345
5 Kåge 2,205
6 Bergsbyn 1,818
7 Byske 1,731
8 Burträsk 1,632
9 Boliden 1,515
10 Jörn 877
11 Ersmark 865
12 Lövånger 779
13 Medle 558
14 Kusmark 437
15 Örviken 411
16 Södra Bergsbyn och Stackgrönnan 406
17 Ostvik 392
18 Bygdsiljum 370
19 Drängsmark 353
20 Myckle 343

The municipal seat in bold

Elections[edit]

Riksdag[edit]

These are the results of the elections to the Riksdag for Kiruna Municipality since the 1972 municipal reform. SCB did not publish the party's results for the Sweden Democrats between 1988 and 1998 because of the party's small size nationally.

Year Turnout Votes V S MP C L KD M SD ND
1973[4] 89.9 45,977 3.8 49.4 0.0 24.8 9.1 3.7 8.6 0.0 0.0
1976[5] 90.7 49,133 3.4 49.8 0.0 24.8 9.7 3.1 8.8 0.0 0.0
1979[6] 90.8 49,788 4.1 51.3 0.0 20.6 10.0 3.3 10.1 0.0 0.0
1982[7] 90.9 50,472 4.1 54.5 0.9 18.6 6.8 3.6 11.3 0.0 0.0
1985[8] 89.8 50,354 4.9 53.1 0.8 17.4 13.7 0.0 9.6 0.0 0.0
1988[9] 86.5 48,522 5.4 52.9 3.5 14.3 10.9 5.0 7.2 0.0 0.0
1991[10] 87.2 49,170 4.8 50.6 2.3 13.1 9.0 8.3 8.9 0.0 2.8
1994[11] 88.0 50,073 7.4 57.1 4.7 9.6 6.9 4.6 8.9 0.0 0.3
1998[12] 83.0 46,467 15.5 48.5 4.0 6.2 4.8 10.2 9.1 0.0 0.0
2002[13] 81.4 44,967 11.4 50.6 3.5 10.2 9.4 8.4 5.0 0.4 0.0
2006[14] 83.3 45,981 8.9 50.3 4.3 10.1 6.0 6.3 11.0 1.4 0.0
2010[15] 85.6 48,020 9.5 49.6 5.8 6.0 5.7 5.4 14.3 2.9 0.0
2014[16] 86.7 48,779 9.3 50.2 5.3 5.8 3.8 4.0 10.7 7.8 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 89.9 45,977 53.2 42.5 0.0 4.3 95.7
1976 90.7 49,133 53.2 43.3 0.0 3.5 96.5
1979 90.8 49,788 55.4 40.7 0.0 3.9 96.1
1982 90.9 50,472 58.6 36.7 0.0 4.7 95.3
1985 89.8 50,354 58.0 39.7 0.0 2.1 97.7
1988 86.5 48,522 61.8 32.4 0.0 5.8 94.2
1991 87.2 49,170 55.4 39.3 0.0 5.3 97.5
1994 88.0 50,073 69.2 30.0 0.0 0.8 99.2
1998 83.0 46,467 68.0 30.3 0.0 1.7 98.3
2002 81.4 44,967 65.5 33.0 0.0 3.5 96.5
2006 83.3 45,981 63.5 33.4 0.0 3.1 96.9
2010 85.6 48,020 64.9 31.4 2.9 0.8 99.2
2014 86.7 48,779 64.8 24.3 7.8 3.1 96.9

Industry[edit]

The largest employer in Skellefteå Municipality is the mining company Boliden AB, with about 1,200 employees.

Industry[edit]

The largest employer in Skellefteå Municipality is the mining company Boliden AB, with about 1,200 employees.

Sister cities[edit]

Skellefteå Municipality has six sister cities:[17]

Notable natives[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 1 January 2014. Archived from the original (Microsoft Excel) on 27 September 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2018" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 21 February 2019. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  3. ^ Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005
  4. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1973 (page 168)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  5. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1976 (page 163)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1979 (page 187)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1982 (page 188)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  8. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1985 (page 189)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1988 (page 169)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1991 (page 31)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  11. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1994 (page 45)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  12. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1998 (page 43)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  13. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Skellefteå kommun 2002" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  14. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Skellefteå kommun 2006" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  15. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Skellefteå kommun 2010" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  16. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag Skellefteå kommun 2014" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
  17. ^ Official site (in Swedish)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 64°45′N 20°59′E / 64.750°N 20.983°E / 64.750; 20.983