Storuman (Southern Sami: Luspie, Ume Sami: Lusspie) is a locality and the seat of Storuman Municipality in Västerbotten County, province of Lapland, Sweden with 2,207 inhabitants in 2010.[1] It is situated by the Ume River, at the southeastern end of Lake Storuman.

The municipal building
The municipal building
Storuman is located in Västerbotten
Storuman is located in Sweden
Coordinates: 65°06′N 17°06′E / 65.100°N 17.100°E / 65.100; 17.100Coordinates: 65°06′N 17°06′E / 65.100°N 17.100°E / 65.100; 17.100
CountyVästerbotten County
MunicipalityStoruman Municipality
 • Total3.12 km2 (1.20 sq mi)
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total2,207
 • Density708/km2 (1,830/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)


Statue of the Vildmannen (Wild man) in Storuman

It is believed that the first Swedish people who came to the area, were from Vilhelmina to the south and settled here around 1741. The place became known as 'Luspen', derived from a local river of the same name. Until 1912, the population of the village was about 40 inhabitants living in eight farms, but that changed when a railway station was built (Inland Line) around 1924. The village quickly grew and became known as an important centre for hydroelectric power and the timber industry. It later became a popular tourist spot as well.

The heraldic shield (the weapon of the town) is a Wild man, based on the name of the village[citation needed] and the symbols of the strength and determination of the people of Lapland.


  1. ^ a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 27 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.

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