Umeå Municipality (Swedish: Umeå kommun, Northern Sami: Ubmi gielda) is a municipality in Västerbotten County in northern Sweden. Its seat is Umeå, which is also the county seat of Västerbotten County.

Umeå Municipality
Umeå kommun
Umeå City Hall
Umeå City Hall
Coat of arms of Umeå Municipality
Coordinates: 63°50′N 20°15′E / 63.833°N 20.250°E / 63.833; 20.250
CountyVästerbotten County
 • Total5,214.16 km2 (2,013.20 sq mi)
 • Land2,316.61 km2 (894.45 sq mi)
 • Water2,897.55 km2 (1,118.75 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
 (31 December 2021)[2]
 • Total130,997
 • Density25/km2 (65/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceVästerbotten and Ångermanland
Municipal code2480

Administration Edit

Umeå Town Hall

The municipality is an administrative entity defined by geographical borders, consisting of Umeå and a large area around it. The present municipality consists of many former local government units joined together in a series of municipal reforms carried out between 1952 and 1974.

A 65-member municipal assembly (kommunfullmäktige) is elected by proportional representation for a four-year term. The assembly appoints the 9-member executive committee (kommunstyrelsen) and the 7 governing commissioners. The executive committee and the commissioners are headed by the chairman (kommunstyrelsens ordförande), since 1996 Social Democrat Lennart Holmlund (b. 1946). Since the 2010 municipal election the municipality is headed by a Social Democratic-Left Party coalition a single seat short of absolute majority. Of the eight parties represented in the Riksdag since 2010, all but the Sweden Democrats are found in the assembly, as well as the breakaway Socialist Justice Party headed by former Social Democrat Jan Hägglund (holding its only seat), renamed the Workers' Party in 2011.

Localities Edit

There are 20 localities (or urban areas) in Umeå Municipality:[3]

# Locality Population
1 Umeå 75,645
2 Holmsund 5,482
3 Sävar 2,672
4 Hörnefors 2,573
5 Röbäck 2,300
6 Obbola 2,175
7 Ersmark 1,486
8 Täfteå 1,029
9 Tomtebo 633
10 Innertavle 549
11 Stöcke 477
12 Hissjön 447
13 Sörfors 397
14 Bullmark 343
15 Flurkmark 302
16 Tavelsjö 247
17 Sörmjöle 231
18 Västibyn 219
19 Botsmark 209
20 Stöcksjö 205

The municipal seat in bold

Other villages:

International relations Edit

Twin towns — Sister cities Edit

Umeå Municipality is twinned with:

Vänortsparken in Umeå.

In Twin Towns' Park (Vänortsparken) is the artwork Tellus: it is a map of the world, with each sister city's location. Each sister city also has a designated themed area in the park.[4]

See also Edit

  • Blue Highway, tourist route (Norway - Sweden - Finland - Russia)

References Edit

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 2014-01-01. Archived from the original (Microsoft Excel) on 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2021" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 22, 2022. Retrieved February 22, 2022.
  3. ^ Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005
  4. ^ Facts about Vänortsparken (Swedish) Archived 2014-05-03 at the Wayback Machine, retrieved 27 July 2014

External links Edit