|Ume River (Ume älv)|
View of the river's esturary in Umeå
|- elevation||525 m (1,722 ft)|
|- location||Umeå, Västerbotten, Sweden|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||470 km (292 mi) |
|Basin||26,814.8 km2 (10,353 sq mi) |
|- average||450 m3/s (15,892 cu ft/s) |
The Ume River (Swedish: Ume älv or Umeälven) is one of the main rivers in northern Sweden. It is around 460 km (290 mi) long, and flows in a south-eastern direction from its source, the lake Överuman by the Norwegian border within the Scandinavian mountain range. For large parts, the European route E12, also known as Blå Vägen (Blue Route), follows its path.
It passes through lake Storuman. It has been extensively cultivated for water power.
Places named after Ume River
Some of the other large rivers in northern Sweden: