Lycksele (Swedish: [ˈlʏ̌kːsɛlɛ];[2] Southern Sami: Liksjoe; Ume Sami: Likssjuo) is a locality and the seat of Lycksele Municipality in Västerbotten County, province of Lapland, Sweden with 8,513 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Lycksele
Late 1970s in Lycksele
Late 1970s in Lycksele
Lycksele is located in Västerbotten
Lycksele
Lycksele
Lycksele is located in Sweden
Lycksele
Lycksele
Coordinates: 64°36′N 18°40′E / 64.600°N 18.667°E / 64.600; 18.667Coordinates: 64°36′N 18°40′E / 64.600°N 18.667°E / 64.600; 18.667
CountrySweden
ProvinceLapland
CountyVästerbotten County
MunicipalityLycksele Municipality
Area
 • Total8.53 km2 (3.29 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total8,513
 • Density998/km2 (2,580/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

HistoryEdit

Lycksele is the oldest lasting Sami settlement in Swedish Lappland. The first Swedish Sami school, Skytteanska skolan, was built here in 1634.

Lycksele was the first place in Swedish Lappland to be designated a city in 1946, hence its nickname "Lapp-Stockholm". Lycksele is, despite its small population, for historical reasons normally still called a city (stad).

SportsEdit

The following sports clubs are based in Lycksele:

Notable peopleEdit

ClimateEdit

Lycksele has a subarctic climate (Dfc) with short mild summers and long cold and snowy winters. Despite its extremely northern latitude, the climate is relatively mild compared to other places at similar latitude because of the Gulf Stream.[3]

Climate data for Lycksele (2002–2020 averages; extremes since 1945)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 9.5
(49.1)
9.9
(49.8)
14.7
(58.5)
20.4
(68.7)
29.0
(84.2)
31.9
(89.4)
33.2
(91.8)
30.9
(87.6)
26.2
(79.2)
21.6
(70.9)
13.0
(55.4)
9.2
(48.6)
33.2
(91.8)
Mean maximum °C (°F) 3.9
(39.0)
5.1
(41.2)
8.9
(48.0)
15.2
(59.4)
23.9
(75.0)
26.8
(80.2)
28.4
(83.1)
26.4
(79.5)
20.5
(68.9)
13.1
(55.6)
7.2
(45.0)
4.9
(40.8)
29.5
(85.1)
Average high °C (°F) −5.7
(21.7)
−4.0
(24.8)
1.2
(34.2)
7.2
(45.0)
14.0
(57.2)
18.8
(65.8)
21.6
(70.9)
19.4
(66.9)
13.7
(56.7)
5.7
(42.3)
−0.4
(31.3)
−3.1
(26.4)
7.4
(45.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −10.7
(12.7)
−9.5
(14.9)
−4.6
(23.7)
1.7
(35.1)
7.6
(45.7)
12.6
(54.7)
15.5
(59.9)
14.6
(58.3)
8.7
(47.7)
1.9
(35.4)
−3.9
(25.0)
−7.6
(18.3)
2.2
(35.9)
Average low °C (°F) −15.7
(3.7)
−15.0
(5.0)
−10.4
(13.3)
−3.9
(25.0)
1.1
(34.0)
6.4
(43.5)
9.4
(48.9)
7.7
(45.9)
3.6
(38.5)
−1.9
(28.6)
−7.4
(18.7)
−12.0
(10.4)
−3.2
(26.3)
Mean minimum °C (°F) −31.5
(−24.7)
−30.7
(−23.3)
−25.7
(−14.3)
−13.3
(8.1)
−5.7
(21.7)
−1.0
(30.2)
1.9
(35.4)
−0.2
(31.6)
−3.8
(25.2)
−13.2
(8.2)
−20.1
(−4.2)
−26.7
(−16.1)
−34.5
(−30.1)
Record low °C (°F) −43.0
(−45.4)
−41.0
(−41.8)
−37.2
(−35.0)
−25.6
(−14.1)
−12.3
(9.9)
−4.2
(24.4)
−1.1
(30.0)
−4.6
(23.7)
−8.9
(16.0)
−25.0
(−13.0)
−33.2
(−27.8)
−39.1
(−38.4)
−43.0
(−45.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 29.3
(1.15)
21.8
(0.86)
19.4
(0.76)
23.3
(0.92)
39.1
(1.54)
53.3
(2.10)
76.6
(3.02)
71.2
(2.80)
53.6
(2.11)
43.5
(1.71)
32.7
(1.29)
38.9
(1.53)
502.7
(19.79)
Source 1: SMHI Open Data[4]
Source 2: SMHI climate data 2002–2020[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 27 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  2. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 16.
  3. ^ [1] weather.msn.com[dead link]
  4. ^ "SMHI Open Data" (in Swedish). Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute.
  5. ^ "SMHI climate data 2002–2018" (in Swedish). SMHI. 12 March 2021.