Lycksele Municipality

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Lycksele Municipality
Lycksele kommun
Coat of arms of Lycksele Municipality
Lycksele Municipality in Västerbotten County.png
CountyVästerbotten County
 • Total5,888.93 km2 (2,273.73 sq mi)
 • Land5,518.49 km2 (2,130.70 sq mi)
 • Water370.44 km2 (143.03 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
 (31 December 2019)[2]
 • Total12,245
 • Density2.1/km2 (5.4/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
Municipal code2481
Monument of the first settlers coming to the Lycksele area.

Lycksele Municipality (Swedish: Lycksele kommun; Southern Sami: Liksjoe tjïelte; Ume Sami: Liksjuon kommuvdna) 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. For instance, a campus of Umeå University is situated here.


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

# Locality Population
1 Lycksele 8,597
2 Kristineberg 331

The municipal seat in bold


There is an airport just south of Lycksele, from which one can reach Stockholm in about 80 minutes.

Previously, the railroad between Umeå and Storuman was the main means of transportation, but its significance has diminished and passenger traffic was discontinued. There are now daily buses to towns like Umeå, Storuman and Tärnaby. In August 2011, passenger train services between Lycksele and Umeå were re-established.[4]

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

Sister cities[edit]

Lycksele Municipality has three sister cities:


  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 2014-01-01. Archived from the original (Microsoft Excel) on 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2019" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 20, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  3. ^ Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2012-06-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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Coordinates: 64°36′N 18°40′E / 64.600°N 18.667°E / 64.600; 18.667