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Norsjö Municipality

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Norsjö Municipality (Norsjö kommun) is a municipality in Västerbotten County in northern Sweden. Its seat is located in Norsjö. In 1974 Norsjö and Malå municipalities were amalgamated, forming the new Norsjö Municipality. In 1983 Malå Municipality was re-established within the pre-1974 borders. History The first settlements in the area were probably first established during the 15th century. During the first centuries the settlers lived on fishing, hunting and agriculture. Localities There are two localities (or urban areas) in Norsjö Municipality: The municipal seat in bold Economy Norsjö has traditionally been a major industrial municipality. The vast forests in the area have been the basis for many wood-based industrial sectors, including forest management, forest harvesting and replanting, timber transport, saw mills, manufactured products from wood, and wood as a renewable fuel for electrical and heat energy production. A significant amount of re
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