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Norsjö Municipality (Swedish: Norsjö kommun) is a municipality in Västerbotten County in northern Sweden. Its seat is located in Norsjö.

Norsjö Municipality

Norsjö kommun
Coat of arms of Norsjö Municipality
Coat of arms
Norsjö Municipality in Västerbotten County.png
CountrySweden
CountyVästerbotten County
SeatNorsjö
Area
 • Total1,923.58 km2 (742.70 sq mi)
 • Land1,739.45 km2 (671.61 sq mi)
 • Water184.13 km2 (71.09 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
 • Total4,094
 • Density2.1/km2 (5.5/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceVästerbotten
Municipal code2417
Websitewww.norsjo.se

In 1974 Norsjö and Malå municipalities were amalgamated, forming the new Norsjö Municipality. In 1983 Malå Municipality was re-established within the pre-1974 borders.

HistoryEdit

The first settlements in the area were probably first established during the 15th century. During the first centuries the settlers lived on fishing, hunting and agriculture.

LocalitiesEdit

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

# Locality Population
1 Norsjö 2,102
2 Bastuträsk 357

The municipal seat in bold

IndustryEdit

Norsjö has traditionally been a major industrial municipality. The vast forests in the area have been the basis for many wood-based industrial sectors, including forest management, forest harvesting and replanting, timber transport, saw mills, manufactured products from wood, and wood as a renewable fuel for electrical and heat energy production.

A significant amount of renewable energy is produced in Norsjö Municipality, including electrical energy from hydropower stations and wood-based heat energy for industrial and household heating applications.

Metallic ore mining has also been a very prominent industrial factor over the years, with a number of mines operating in and around Norsjö Municipality which is in the Skellefteå Field mining district. Norsjö Municipality is only 50km from the large regional mineral processing plant in nearby Boliden.

Notable nativesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 1 January 2014. Archived from the original (Microsoft Excel) on 27 September 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2018" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 21 February 2019. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  3. ^ Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005

External linksEdit