Average age: 38
Number of households: 53,776
Umeå is about 600 km north of Stockholm and about 400 km south of the Arctic Circle.
12, 000 companies based in Umeå. Around 600 new businesses established every year.
The main campus of the Umeå University has over 33,000 students and 4,000 employees. Over 40 nationalities are represented among students and staff.
Almost a million passengers travel each year through Umeå Airport, Sweden’s seventh largest airport and just 4 kilometres from the city centre.
First Swede in space. Umeå University’s honorary doctor, Christer Fuglesang. He took a poster of Umeå University’s students and employees with him on his first space adventure.
Umeå airport opens
Umeå University is inaugurated
The Norrland Opera starts
Folkets hus is inaugurated
Population of Umeå passes 100,000
Umeå is nominated Sweden’s quality municipality, Sweden’s best student city and Sweden’s City of art
Umeå is nominated Sweden’s best city of ICT
Umeå is nominated to Young People’s Municipality of the Year and Growth Municipality of the Year, City of economic growth in Sweden, The golden link and received United Nations Public Service Awards
Umeå is designated European Capital of Culture 2014
The Bothnia Line is inaugurated
Eurostat reveals that Umeå is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe
Kulturhuset Väven rapidly takes form in Umeå’s quayside area