Rural change - Vasternorrland, Northern Sweden

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Where is Vasternorrland located?
Northern Sweden
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How sparse is the population?
11 people per square km
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What fraction of the population live in urban areas (name)
3/4 such as Sundsvall
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Why is the physical environment hash? % of land cultivated?
Temperatures can reach as low as -30c due to high altitude, whilst soil is of poor quality (3% of land cultivated)
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What are the socio-economic issues?
Outmigration of young people, over-reliance on timbre
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What are the areas economic functions?
Forestry, farming, HEP products and mining
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How many HEP plants are there? % of Sweden's electricity?
22 HEP plants provide 8% of Sweden's electricity.
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What oppurtunitites does forestry pose?
Recreational activities, Timbre (Sweden is the 3rd largest exporter of softwood), sustainable conservation
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Why is tourism on the rise in the area?
Unspoilt natural environment e.g. Skuleskog park which contains ancient bronze age artefacts.
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How much did visitors spend in 2005?
£250 million
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What is the issue with tourism in the area?
Only 6% of visitors are from outside Scandinavia
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Why is transport and communication an important asset?
Allows for inward investment, therefore the area will become less peripheral and less isolated
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Examples of transport and communications...
3 small airports, 95% internet coverage, E4 rail link to Stockholm
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