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.
Clockwise from top: Kiruna skyline by night, Kiruna Church, the Icehotel in Jukkasjärvi, rocket launch at Esrange, bell tower at Kiruna Church.
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)
Website kiruna.se
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.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 

Other websites[change | change source]

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