Umeå Municipality

Umeå Municipality
Umeå kommun

Coat of arms
Country Sweden
County Västerbotten County
Seat Umeå
  Total 5,214.16 km2 (2,013.20 sq mi)
  Land 2,316.61 km2 (894.45 sq mi)
  Water 2,897.55 km2 (1,118.75 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (June 30, 2016)[2]
  Total 121,032
  Density 23/km2 (60/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västerbotten and Ångermanland
Municipal code 2480

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.


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.


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

Twin towns — Sister cities

Umeå Municipality is twinned with:

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

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Coordinates: 63°50′N 20°15′E / 63.833°N 20.250°E / 63.833; 20.250

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