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Type Settlement
Usage Swedish
Pronounced Pron. /ˈlʉ̌ː.lɛ.ɔ/(Swedish) /ˈlʉ̌ː.lɛ/(local dialect)  [key·simplify]
Other Forms FormsLule (dialectal form), Luleju (Northern Sami), Julevu (Lule Sami)

Meaning & History

Derived from the name of the Lule River (see Lule Älv). A combination of Lule Sami lulij "the people living in the east" (referring to forest Sami people) and the place name element -eå denoting the city's location near the river.
Added 1/29/2017 by Beautiful Victory
Edited 7/3/2021 by Beautiful Victory