Vittangi

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Vittangi
Vittangi welcome sign in July 2015
Vittangi welcome sign in July 2015
Vittangi is located in Norrbotten
Vittangi
Vittangi
Vittangi is located in Sweden
Vittangi
Vittangi
Coordinates: 67°40′N 21°38′E / 67.667°N 21.633°E / 67.667; 21.633Coordinates: 67°40′N 21°38′E / 67.667°N 21.633°E / 67.667; 21.633
Country Sweden
Province Lapland
County Norrbotten County
Municipality Kiruna Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 2.27 km2 (0.88 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 784
 • Density 346/km2 (900/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)

Vittangi is a locality situated in Kiruna Municipality, Norrbotten County, Sweden with 784 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

The locality is very notable because it houses a cluster of people exhibiting congenital insensitivity to pain. In February 1985, Vittangi recorded the coldest month ever in Scandinavia, with a mean of −27.2 °C.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Vittangi, mean 1961-1990, extremes 1961-2011
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 7.8
(46)
8.4
(47.1)
12.2
(54)
17.6
(63.7)
27.7
(81.9)
30.8
(87.4)
31.0
(87.8)
29.0
(84.2)
23.6
(74.5)
15.7
(60.3)
10.2
(50.4)
7.2
(45)
31.0
(87.8)
Average high °C (°F) −11.4
(11.5)
−9.4
(15.1)
−2.9
(26.8)
2.8
(37)
9.9
(49.8)
16.6
(61.9)
18.9
(66)
16.0
(60.8)
10.1
(50.2)
2.5
(36.5)
−5.2
(22.6)
−9.5
(14.9)
3.2
(37.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −17.3
(0.9)
−15.2
(4.6)
−9.4
(15.1)
−2.3
(27.9)
5.0
(41)
11.3
(52.3)
13.4
(56.1)
10.9
(51.6)
5.3
(41.5)
−1.2
(29.8)
−9.6
(14.7)
−15.1
(4.8)
−2
(28.4)
Average low °C (°F) −23.7
(−10.7)
−22.1
(−7.8)
−17.0
(1.4)
−8.5
(16.7)
−0.9
(30.4)
5.3
(41.5)
7.3
(45.1)
5.3
(41.5)
0.5
(32.9)
−5.4
(22.3)
−14.7
(5.5)
−21.3
(−6.3)
−7.9
(17.7)
Record low °C (°F) −47.0
(−52.6)
−48.7
(−55.7)
−42.4
(−44.3)
−33.0
(−27.4)
−16.3
(2.7)
−5.2
(22.6)
−3.1
(26.4)
−5.6
(21.9)
−14.9
(5.2)
−29.2
(−20.6)
−37.1
(−34.8)
−42.6
(−44.7)
−48.7
(−55.7)
Source: [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 2012-01-10. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Climate Explorer, KNMI".