Lycksele Municipality

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

The municipality traces its history to Lycksele parish, which was in effect during the 19th century with very similar borders and size (5,000-5,500 km²). The whole rural municipality Lycksele became a market town (köping) in 1929 and city in 1946. In 1971 it was amalgamated with Örträsk Municipality.

Generally the northern municipalities, already sparsely populated, have population decreases, but various supporting projects also exist. A campus of Umeå University is for instance situated here.

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Localities

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

The municipal seat in bold

Transportation

Just south of Lycksele is an airport, from where one reaches Stockholm in about 80 minutes.

Previously, the intersecting railroad between Umeå and Storuman was the main means of transportation, but its significance has diminished and passenger traffic has been discontinued. There are now daily buses to towns like Umeå, Storuman, Tärnaby and Mo i Rana in Norway.

The European route E12, also known as Blå vägen ("The Blue Road"), that windles along the Ume River passes through Lycksele.

Sister cities

Lycksele Municipality has three sister cities:

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