Say What?!: Swedish Town Being Moved Two Miles Down the Road

Swedish-town-being-moved-two-miles-down-the-roadKIRUNA, Sweden – A Swedish state-owned mining company has started the process of moving the center of an arctic town two miles down the road.

Kiruna, the northernmost municipality in Sweden, began Wednesday the process of moving the center of the city two miles to allow the LKAB iron ore mine to expand to under the current city center.

LKAB said the process of moving 3,000 apartments — which house about 6,000 of the city’s estimated 23,000 residents — and other buildings is estimated to cost $1.4 billion and the entire process will take about 10 years.

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