Lulea Sweden map
Map of Lulea Sweden. Lulea Sweden map (Northern Europe - Europe) to print. Lulea Sweden map (Northern Europe - Europe) to download. Luleå, city and seaport, seat of Norrbotten län (county), northern Sweden. The city lies at the mouth of the Lule River, where it enters the Gulf of Bothnia. Gustavus II Adolphus founded the town in 1621, 7 miles (11 km) farther up the river; it was moved to its present site in 1649 as its shown in Lulea Sweden map. In 1887 it was almost entirely destroyed by fire. Luleå is the seat of a Lutheran bishopric. It is also an educational centre, with more than 10 schools offering various kinds of professional training. The Gammelstad Church (built c. 1400) is now the provincial museum. Industries include iron smelting, shipbuilding, engineering, and lumbering. The city port, Svartöstaden, handles iron-ore exports during the ice-free months and is one of Sweden largest export harbours. The city is home to Luleå University of Technology. Pop. (2005 est.) mun., 72,751.
Lulea is a city in the north of Sweden, very close to the Arctic Circle. Although far away, it is a destination worth visiting. Just a short drive from Lulea, you can visit a UNESCO World Heritage site: the church town of Gammelstad as its mentioned in Lulea Sweden map. It is a historic church town that has over 400 houses made of wood and a stone church that was built in the 15th century. There are overnight trains from Stockholm to Lulea and they take around 13 hours. You can take a sleeper cabin (mine had 3 bunk beds) and enjoy the ride although there will be light almost all the time during the summertime.