Piteå (municipality)

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Piteå municipality
Coat of arms of the municipality of Piteå Location of the municipality of Piteå
coat of arms Location in Norrbotten County
State : Sweden
Province (län): Norrbotten County
Historical Province (landskap): Norrbotten
Main place: Piteå
SCB code: 2581
Residents : 42,281 (December 31, 2019)
Area : 3,235.1 km² (January 1, 2016)
Population density : 13.1 inhabitants / km²
Website : www.pitea.se
List of municipalities in Sweden

Coordinates: 65 ° 19 ′  N , 21 ° 29 ′  E

Piteå is a municipality ( Swedish kommun ) in the northern Swedish province of Norrbotten County and the historic province of Norrbotten .

The main town of the municipality is the city of Piteå . Other notable towns are Bergsviken , Blåsmark , Böle , Hemmingsmark , Hortlax , Jävre , Lillpite , Norrfjärden , Roknäs , Rosvik , Sikfors , Sjulsmark , Svensbyn and Öjebyn . The European road E4 runs through the municipality .


Piteå is a coastal municipality on the Gulf of Bothnia . The municipal area rises from the coastal plain to a wooded hill country.


In addition to larger industrial companies such as Smurfit-Kappa and SCA (manufacture of Kraftliner = paper for cardboard manufacture) with two factories, there are also some medium-sized companies. The service sector and tourism are also important industries.

Currently (June 2018), the Markbygden wind farm, Europe's largest wind farm, is being installed near the town of Piteå . With around 1100 individual wind turbines , it should have an output of around 4000 megawatts after completion .


Öjebyn 1897

Apart from the town of Piteå, Öjebyn, 5 kilometers north-west of Piteå, deserves a special mention. Öjebyn was actually the old Piteå before the city was moved to its current location due to the Scandinavian uplift . After that, Öjebyn became a church village with around 175 church huts. The church dates from the 14th century.

There is a well-known bathing beach 6 kilometers southeast of Piteå.

Web links

Commons : Municipality of Piteå  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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