Lycksele Municipality

Lycksele Municipality
Lycksele kommun

Coat of arms
Country Sweden
County Västerbotten County
Seat Lycksele
  Total 5,888.93 km2 (2,273.73 sq mi)
  Land 5,518.49 km2 (2,130.70 sq mi)
  Water 370.44 km2 (143.03 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (June 30, 2016)[2]
  Total 12,226
  Density 2.1/km2 (5.4/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Lapland
Municipal code 2481
Monument of the first settlers coming to the Lycksele area.

Lycksele Municipality (Swedish: Lycksele kommun) 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, Tärnaby and Mo i Rana. 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

Lycksele Municipality has three sister cities:


  1. "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  2. "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 30 juni 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. August 17, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  3. Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005
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