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This page covers both the municipality and the city of LuleŚ
LuleŚ Municipality (Kommun)
LuleŚ municipality and seat
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See also:Municipalities of Sweden
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Seat LuleŚ
County Norrbotten County
Province Norrland
Area
     Rank
2,110 km²
40th of 290
Population
     Rank
75,565 (2005)
25th of 290
Density 34/km²


LuleŚ Municipality (Template:Audio, ) is a Swedish municipality in northern Sweden where the city LuleŚ is seat with a population of about 45,000. LuleŚ serves as the county seat of Norrbotten County. In an earlier census, 36,201 of the then total population of 71,652 was male, and 35,451 was female.

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Iron ore is extracted in Kiruna and Malmberget, and brought by rail to the harbours of LuleŚ and Narvik. The railroad and harbours were significant for the course of WWII in Scandinavia.
(Borders as of 1920–1940. In WWII, the Petsamo area was won by the Soviet Union.)

The harbour of LuleŚ is of particular significance for iron ore from LKAB's mining in Kiruna and Gšllivare/Malmberget. Due to sea ice situation in the Gulf of Bothnia, the harbour is typically closed each year December–May. The river Lule šlv empties into the Baltic Sea at LuleŚ.

The Church Village of Gammelstad, outside LuleŚ is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

LuleŚ was founded in 1621 by king Gustav II Adolph of Sweden. It was situated where Gammelstad (Old Town) is situated today. The town had to be moved in 1649 to the current site, due to the constant elevation of the land.

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External links

  • LuleŚ (http://www.lulea.se) - Official site
  • LuleŚ Student Portal (http://www.lulea.org)
  • Map from Eniro (http://kartor.eniro.se/query?what=map&mop=l4&streetname=&streetnumber=&city=Lule%E5&zipcode=&mapstate=5%3B1792235%3B7290378%3B0%3B1789856%3B7292262%3B1794616%3B7288495%3B&mapcomp=%3B%3B%3BLule%E5%3B%3B%3B%3BLule%E5+kommun%3B%3B%3B%3B%3B1792235.0%3B7290378.0%3B0%3B0&search_word=&where=&heading_exact=&heading=&heading_group=&company_name=&dir_area=&geo_area=&district_code=&ns=&stq=0&symbols=&ax=&pis=)de:LuleŚ

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