Arctic Sweden

Arctic Sweden comprises mainly Norrbotten county. Norrbotten includes the large iron ore resources at Kiruna that played a role in both World Wars I and II, that is, Arctic Sweden had a main strategic position in wartimes. Forestry is the other important industry. There are no specific economic rights for the Saami. The county is a heavy net receiver of transfer income and subsidies from the Swedish state. Although Arctic Sweden has had a core position in Swedish regional policy, for many years the economic development has not been able to attain the same level as the rest of Sweden.

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