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Stora Sjöfallet National Park

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Stora Sjöfallet is a national park in Norrbotten County in northern Sweden, in Gällivare Municipality and Jokkmokk Municipality. The national park is 1,278 km2 and the third-largest in Sweden. It is about 20 km above the Arctic Circle by the Norwegian border and lies north and south of the lake system of the Lule River.
The area was declared a national park in 1909. The national park is part of the Laponian area, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stora sjöfallet is also a part of Natura 2000, which is a network for protected areas in the European Union.

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