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Skellefteå

(shĕlĕf`təō'), city (1990 pop. 31,050), Västerbotten co., NE Sweden, on the Skellefteälven River inland from its mouth on the Gulf of Bothnia. The center of a rich mining region (copper, lead, gold, silver, arsenic, and zinc), the city has hydropower, engineering, and computer and other high-technology industries. Settlement in the area dates to 6000 B.C. The city was first chartered in 1621 and was rechartered in 1845, when its modern growth began. The Nordanå area has many historic buildings.

Skellefteå

 

a city in northern Sweden, in the län (county) of Västerbotten. Population, 72,400 (1976). Port on the Skellefteâ River near its influx into the Gulf of Bothnia of the Baltic Sea. Industry includes nonferrous metallurgy (copper and lead) and pulp manufacture. A hydroelectric power plant is located in the city.

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Pettersson, 21, has been a regular with Skelleftea AIK in the Swedish Hockey League - Sweden's top pro league - the past two seasons.
NCC AB (STO:NCCA), a leading company in construction, property development and infrastructure in Northern Europe, announced on Thursday that it has been commissioned by Skelleftea Municipality to build a new water supply system under an order worth SEK463m.
Karlsson left Lycksele when he was 15 to begin his hockey career and played for teams in Skelleftea, which is where he spends his off-seasons now.
At a latitude of 64 degrees north, Skelleftea is a sleepy town in southern Swedish Lapland, not far from the Baltic Sea, characterised by clapboard houses in a palette of pastel hues.
Additions are Basel, Bordeaux, Brive, Bucharest, Comiso (Sicily), Dortmund, Lisbon, Osijek (Croatia), Podgorica (Montenegro), Prague, Rabat (Morocco) and Skelleftea (Sweden).
The 12 new routes being introduced are to Basel, Bordeaux, Brive, Bucharest, Comiso, Dortmund, Lisbon, Osijek, Podgorica, Prague, Rabat and Skelleftea.
The doors will be manufactured in Skelleftea, Sweden.
Tim Erixon was drafted by Calgary in the first round of the 2009 NHL draft and has been playing for the Swedish national team and the Swedish Elite Leagues' Skelleftea franchise.
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Over the past year, NOTE divested or closed operations in Skelleftea and Skanninge, Sweden, and Taurage, Lithuania, and plans to shut its site in Gdansk, Poland, at year-end.
Under the agreement Ryanair will base up to ten aircraft at Girona at the start of its summer 2011 schedule, with 63 routes including eight new routes to Cochstedt, Karlstad, Kristianstad, Plovdiv, Rzeszow, Szczecin, Skelleftea and Tallinn.
Curt, 60, had been known around town in Skelleftea, Sweden, for picking up tins to sell for pennies to shopkeepers anda recyclingplant.