The history of Lycksele goes way back.
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Lycksele - Foto: Ricke.se
Lycksele was granted city status in 1946 and became Lycksele city, as the first in Lapland. Lycksele markets itself as "City of Lapland" referring to the fact that the it was partly Laplands first city, but also because it early became an important meeting place. The industrial development of the area can mainly be ascribed to the birth and continuous expansion of the forestry and the mining industries as well as the exploitation of hydro-electricity. These industrial branches are still important, even if the development of new industries has somewhat changed the picture.