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Luleň (, ) is a city and municipality in Norrbotten County, in northern Sweden. It serves as the county seat of Norrbotten County. The population of the town is 45,000. The municipality covers an area of 1,807.3 km². Of the total population of 72,237, 36,201 are male, and 35,451 are female. The population density of the community is 34 inhabitants per km².
- Total (2003)
The harbour of Luleň is of particular significance for iron ore from LKAB's mining in Kiruna and Gńllivare/Malmberget. Due to sea ice situation in the Gulf of Bothnia, the harbour is typically closed each year December–May. The river Lule ńlv empties into the Baltic Sea at Luleň.
Luleň was founded in 1621 by king Gustav II Adolph of Sweden. It was situated where Gammelstad (Old Town) is situated today. The town had to be moved in 1649 to the current site, due to the constant elevation of the land.
- Luleň University of Technology
- Norrbotten County Administrative Board
- List of Norrbotten Governors
- Luleň Lower Court District
- Swedish iron ore during World War II
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