Kiruna

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Kiruna - Giron
Clockwise from top: Kiruna skyline by night, Kiruna Church, the Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, rocket launch at Esrange, bell tower at Kiruna Church.
Kiruna is located in Sweden
Kiruna - Giron
Coordinates: 67°51′N 020°13′E / 67.85°N 20.217°E / 67.85; 20.217Coordinates: 67°51′N 020°13′E / 67.85°N 20.217°E / 67.85; 20.217
Country Sweden
Province Lapland
County Norrbotten County
Municipality Kiruna Municipality
Charter 1948
Area[1]
 • Total 16.53 km2 (6.38 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 18,148
 • Density 1,098/km2 (2,840/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Kiruna photograpy taken from Luossavaara

Kiruna is a town in the county of Norrbotten in Sweden. It is the seat of Kiruna Municipality.

Kiruna was founded in 1900 as a mining community.

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