Norrbotten County

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Norrbotten County
Coat of arms of Norrbotten County
Skåne län Blekinge län Gotlands län Hallands län Kronobergs län Västra Götalands län Jönköpings län Kalmar län Östergötlands län Värmlands län Örebro län Västmanlands län Södermanlands län Stockholms län Uppsala län Dalarnas län Gävleborgs län Västernorrlands län Jämtlands län Västerbottens län Norrbottens län Finnland Estland Litauen Russland Dänemark NorwegenLocation of Norrbotten County
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Basic data
Historical provinces ( landskap ) : Norrbotten , Lapland
Residence town (residensstad) : Luleå
Administrative structure: 14 municipalities
District President ( landshövding ) : Sven-Erik Österberg
Letter (länsbokstav) : BD
SCB code: 25th
Residents : 250,093 (December 31, 2019)
Area : 105,208.8 km²
Population density : 2.4 inhabitants / km²
Establishment (year): 1810

Coordinates: 67 ° 0 ′  N , 20 ° 0 ′  E Norrbottens län is a province ( län ) in northern Sweden .


Norrbotten County is made up of the historical province of Norrbotten and part of Lapland .

The territory of Norrbotten County makes up 23.5% of the area of ​​the Swedish national territory and is about the same size as Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria combined.

Here you will find the Kebnekaise, the highest mountain (2,111 m) and the Hornavan, the deepest lake (232 m) in Sweden.


It accounts for 2.8% of the total population of Sweden. With 2.36 inhabitants per km² , Norrbottens län has the lowest population density of all provinces after Jämtlands län (2.34).


Nine percent of the Swedish road network is in Norrbotten County.

The railway crosses Norrbotten County in a north-south direction. The inland railway (Inlandsbanan) from Gällivare to Östersund ( Jämtlands län ) and Mora ( Dalarnas län ) is of growing importance for tourism . The iron ore railway ( Malmbanan ) between Narvik in Norway and Luleå in Sweden is one of the most important connections for Swedish freight transport by rail.

With the airports in Luleå, Kiruna, Gällivare, Arvidsjaur and Pajala , Norrbotten County has five commercial airports. From Luleå Airport there are national connections to Finland and Russia .

The port of Luleå is Sweden's most important transshipment point in the Baltic Sea region. Thanks to the use of ice breakers , Luleå and Piteå can be reached by ship all year round.

Tourist routes

The Silberweg and Inlandstraße are popular travel routes. Of the long-distance hiking trails, the Kungsleden and Nordkalottleden are the longest and best known.
See also: List of tourist routes in Sweden

Parishes and places


Structure of the municipality of Norrbotten County

Norrbotten County consists of 14 municipalities (Swedish: kommuner ).

local community Residents
Älvsbyn 08,066
Arjeplog 02,785
Arvidsjaur 06.220
ground 28,080
Gällivare 17,529
Haparanda 09,685
Jokkmokk 04,923
Kalix 15,886
Kiruna 22,867
Luleå 78.105
Överkalix 03,315
Övertorneå 04,299
Pajala 06,052
Piteå 42,281

(As of December 31, 2019)

Biggest places

place local community Residents
Luleå Luleå 46,607
Piteå Piteå 22,913
ground ground 18,277
Kiruna Kiruna 18,148
Gällivare Gällivare 08,449
Kalix Kalix 07,299
Malmberget Gällivare 05,590
Älvsbyn Älvsbyn 04,967
Gammelstaden Luleå 04,960
Haparanda Haparanda 04,856
Arvidsjaur Arvidsjaur 04,635
Bergnäset Luleå 03,648
Sävast ground 03,148

(As of December 31, 2010)

Web links

Commons : Norrbottens län  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. a b Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner December 31, 2019 at Statistiska centralbyrån
  2. Kommunarealer January 1, 2016 at Statistiska centralbyrån (including all inland waters)