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Sweden, Laponian Area

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Location County of Norrbotten. Municipalities – rural districts – Gällivare, Jokkmokk and Arjeplog, Sweden
Coordinates N67 19 59.988 E17 34 59.988
Date of Inscription 1996
Property 940,000 ha

Brief Description (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/774 )

The Arctic Circle region of northern Sweden is the home of the Saami, or Lapp people. It is the largest area in the world (and one of the last) with an ancestral way of life based on the seasonal movement of livestock. Every summer, the Saami lead their huge herds of reindeer towards the mountains through a natural landscape hitherto preserved, but now threatened by the advent of motor vehicles. Historical and ongoing geological processes can be seen in the glacial moraines and changing water courses.

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