Skellefteå Municipality

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

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History

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

The municipality borders in the south to Robertsfors Municipality, and clockwise to Umeå, Vindeln, Norsjö, Arvidsjaur and Piteå municipalities.

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

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

The municipal seat in bold

Industry

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

Sister cities

Skellefteå Municipality has six sister cities:[4]

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