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Skellefteå Municipality

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Country  Sweden
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Municipal code  2482
Province  Västerbotten County
Seat  Skellefteå
ISO 3166 code  SE
Website  www.skelleftea.se
Skellefteå Municipality wwwskellefteaseAdminWebbgrafiktoppbilderKomm
Points of interest  Museum Anna Nordlander, Bonnstan, Stackgrönnans båtmuseum, Bjuröklubb, Visit Skellefteå
Clubs and Teams  Skellefteå AIK, Sunnanå SK, SK Lejon, Skellefteå FF

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


Map of Skellefte%C3%A5, Sweden


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.


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.


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

The municipal seat in bold


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:

  • Rana, Norway
  • Løgstør, Denmark
  • Raahe, Finland
  • Tallinn, Estonia
  • Pardubice, Czech Republic
  • Tongling, China
  • Notable natives

  • Jan Erixon, ice hockey player
  • Andreas Hedlund, musician
  • Stieg Larsson, journalist and author of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Joakim Nyström, tennis player
  • Victoria Silvstedt, model
  • Margot Wallström, politician
  • The Wannadies, pop group
  • Regular Ordinary Swedish Meal Time, YouTube stars
  • References

    Skellefteå Municipality Wikipedia