Gällivare Municipality

Gällivare Municipality
Gällivare Municipality
Gällivare kommun
—  Municipality  —

Coat of arms
Country Sweden
County Norrbotten County
Seat Gällivare
 – Total 16,950.53 km2 (6,544.6 sq mi)
 – Land 15,825.22 km2 (6,110.2 sq mi)
 – Water 1,125.31 km2 (434.5 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2010.
Population (June 30, 2010)[2]
 – Total 18,484
 – Density 1.1/km2 (2.8/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 – Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Lapland
Municipal code 2523
Website www.gellivare.se
The Sami Church in Gällivare.

Gällivare Municipality (Swedish: Gällivare kommun, Finnish: Jällivaaran kunta, Northern Sami: Jiellevárri and Váhčir) is a municipality in Norrbotten County in northern Sweden. Its seat is located in Gällivare.

The municipality is the third largest in Sweden, but it has not been amalgamated with other entities.

Gällivare Municipality also hosts an airport, Gällivare Airport, the closest one to the national parks Sarek and Padjelanta, making it popular for hikers.

Gällivare is also the central place for The Firstborn Laestadianism.

Gällivare Municipality is a multilingual municipality, as a sizeable portion of the population is made up of Finnish and Sami speakers.

Nearly 40 cases of the rare genetic disorder CIPA have been reported in Gällivare.



There are six localities (or urban areas) in Gällivare Municipality:[3]

# Locality Population
1 Gällivare 8,480
2 Malmberget 6,017
3 Koskullskulle 899
4 Hakkas 383
5 Ullatti 230
6 Tjautjas/Čavččas 216

The municipal seat in bold

Government and politics

Distribution of the 41 seats in the municipal council after the 2010 election:

Results of the Swedish general election, 2010 in Gällivare:

Sister cities

Gällivare Municipality has four sister cities:


  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån den 1 januari 2010" (in Swedish) (Microsoft Excel). Statistics Sweden. http://www.scb.se/Statistik/MI/MI0802/2010A01/mi0802tab3_2010.xls. Retrieved 2010-08-21. 
  2. ^ "SCB, Befolkningsstatistik 30 juni 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. http://www.scb.se/Pages/TableAndChart____244147.aspx. Retrieved 2010-08-19. 
  3. ^ Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005

External links

Coordinates: 67°07′N 20°45′E / 67.117°N 20.75°E / 67.117; 20.75

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