IN PICTURES: The Swedish mining town that's being moved 3km
The demolition of housing areas in Kiruna, a Swedish mining area was scheduled to get underway on Wednesday April 22nd 2015. The town is moving 3km east to stop the country's most northerly town being chomped up by the world's biggest iron-pre mine. Last year, The Local spoke to residents about the relocation that has made global headlines.
Back to Kiruna residents talk life in a town on the move»
"My shop's from 1925, it's one of the oldest around. The move is rather exciting - it's a big event for this town - but I also have negative feelings because this building will be torn down in a few years.
I'm 64 and I'll hand the business to my daughter. She'll take over the shop in the new place. As for the town move, you have to be realistic. LKAB is the reason we're here - think what would happen if they couldn't expand. But it sure is unusual to have to move for a mine."