Jokkmokk Municipality

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

The main town of the municipality of Jokkmokk is. Other towns are Kvikkjokk Kåbdalis Murjek, Porjus, Vuollerim. Through the community, the European Route 45, the so-called Inlandsväg leads from Gothenburg to Karesuando.

Jokkmokk is at the heart land of the Sami, the indigenous people of northern Scandinavia. According to estimates of seeds Council of Sweden, the municipality has a population of around 20% for the largest share of members of this ethnic group in Sweden.

Geography

The community, which is one with almost 18,000 km ² of the largest in Sweden and is only slightly smaller than Saxony, extends from the Norwegian border some 200 kilometers along the two rivers Lilla Luleälven and Stora Luleälven that unite älv at Vuollerim to Lule, after southeast.

In the Scandinavian Mountains, occupying slightly more than one-third of the municipal area, there are the hard to reach national parks Stora Sjöfallet, Padjelanta and Sarek, in which, among other bears and golden eagles can be observed. In Skandenvorland about 20 kilometers northeast of Jokkmokk National Park Muddus lies with vast wetlands and coniferous forest.

Economy

Forestry, hydroelectric power plants ( about 1 /6 of the electricity production in Sweden ) and tourism are the dominant economic activities in the community.

Attractions

Apart from the main town of Jokkmokk Kvikkjokk is a well- visited place, the result of several hiking trails in the national parks. At Stora Luleälven 10 km South of Porjus is located in Sweden 's largest hydroelectric plant Harsprånget with a height of 107 meters, which can be visited daily during the summer. In Vuollerim a 6,000 year-old Stone Age settlement was discovered in 1983. The excavations can be visited and the finds are on display in a museum.

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