Wednesday, February 6, 2013


 Received from: Sweden
Category: private swap
Date: February 2013

Luleå is a city on the coast of northern Sweden with 46,607 inhabitants (as of 2010). It is the seat of Luleå Municipality and the capital of Norrbotten County.Luleå was already an important harbour in the 13th to 15th Centuries.
The town's Royal charter was granted in 1621 by King Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden. The original town was situated where Gammelstad (Old Town) is situated today. The town had to be moved in 1649 to the current site, due to the post-glacial rebound that had made the bay too shallow for ships to enter.
The Gammelstad Church Town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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