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Swedish Lapland

historical province in Sweden

Swedish Lapland (Swedish: Svenska Lappland) is a historical province in northern Sweden. Once covering all of Lapland, the eastern half was lost in 1809, becoming Finnish Lapland.

Swedish Lappland
Coat of arms of Swedish Lappland
Coat of arms
Sverigekarta-Landskap Lappland.svg
CountrySweden
LandNorrland
CountiesVästerbotten County
Norrbotten County
Jämtland County
Area
 • Total109,702 km2 (42,356 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)[1]
 • Total94,350
 • Density0.86/km2 (2.2/sq mi)
Ethnicity
 • LanguageSwedish, Saami
Culture
 • FlowerMountain avens
 • AnimalArctic fox
 • BirdBluethroat
 • FishSalvelinus
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

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