Kiruna is the northernmost, and largest, of Sweden's municipality, covering an area larger than that of New Jersey. The local seat of government is Kiruna Town. The entire municipality is north of the Pole Circle, and so enjoys midnight sun in the summer months. The space station Esrange, used for research on the atmosphere and on the aurora borealis, is located here.
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Swedish Institute of Space Physics
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Kiruna: How to move a town two miles east
The BBC reports on moving a large town, as the mine—the main employer—keeps growing. (March 06, 2014)
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