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Umeå

Administration
Full nameUmeå
Official nameUmeå
CountrySweden
ProvinceVästerbotten
CountyVästerbotten County
MunicipalityUmeå Municipality
Charter17th Century
Geography
Total Area12.9 sq mi (33.46 km2)
Demography
Total Population75645 (31 December 2005)
Density (pop.)2261/km2 (5856/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)

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Umeå (-svˈʉːmɛo-sv-Umeå is a university town in northern Sweden. It is the seat of Umeå Municipality and the capital of Västerbotten County. The city is located at the Ume River.

Umeå is the biggest city in Norrland and the twelfth biggest in Sweden, with 75,645 inhabitants in 2005. The municipality has 115,229 inhabitants as of 2010. When the university was established in 1965, growth sped up, and the number of housing has doubled in the last 30 years. , 700 to 800 new apartments are constructed each year.

Umeå is a center of education, technical and medical research in Sweden, with two universities and over 30,000 students. The city is elected European Capital of Culture of 2014.


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