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Akamella Cemetery in Sweden

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Akamella Cemetery is located in northern Sweden in the municipality of Pajala on the river Muonionjoki embankment, about 6 kilometers north of Muodoslompolo. The first cemetery in Muonionniska is located in Akamella. The cemetery was founded in 1663 under the influence of Markkina's Church.

Why you should visit it

Before Akamella, the deceased were transported to Matarenki. Sámi and new builders were buried in Akamella. After the end of the Finnish War (1808–1809), a new frontier of the kingdom was formed. Akamella and his deceased remained on the Swedish side. After Muonio became its own parish in 1812, a cemetery was established next to the church.

Special tip

Akamella Cemetery began to be forgotten. The last body in Akamella was buried around 1902. Remember to be respectful while visiting.

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