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Umeå and the Umeåregion. Umeå in the world and in Sweden. Brazil. City of Umeå – biggest in Northern Sweden. A population of 110 000 An average age of 3 7 Highly qualified workers 10 000 companies 2 8 000 students 98 % - quality of life (according to measurements performed).

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city of ume biggest in northern sweden
City of Umeå – biggest in Northern Sweden
  • A population of 110 000
  • An average age of 37
  • Highly qualified workers
  • 10 000 companies
  • 28 000 students
  • 98 % - quality of life (according to measurements performed).
growth in ume regionen
Growth in Umeåregionen
  • One of Sweden’s fastest growing regions
  • Population: 140 000
  • The population of Umeå doubled in 40 years
  • 3 000 new jobs in the last five years
  • A high level of housing construction: 3 500 new flats before 2010

Six municipalities, 140,000 inhabitants

sweden s fifth largest university city
Sweden’s fifth largest university city
  • Two universities:
    • Umeå University
    • Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)
  • 40 % of those employed in Umeå have received higher education
  • Advanced research also at:
    • Norrland’s University Hospital
    • Swedish Defence Research Agency
    • The National Institute for Working Life
goal oriented environmental work
Goal-oriented environmental work
  • Umeå a centre for research and education in this field.
  • Sludge dehydration
  • Dåva Power Plant
  • Green Zone

Green Zone and Dåva Power plant

dynamic industry and commerce
Dynamic industry and commerce
  • Low unemployment
  • Skilled workers
  • Centre for IT and biotechnology
  • Shopping
  • More than 400 new companies per year
  • Major investments
  • Major players in the engineering

and process industries

  • Northern Sweden’s largest

arranger of trade fairs - Nolia

958 new apartments were built in 2004

cutting edge biotechnology
Cutting edge biotechnology
  • Research since the 1960s
  • Internationally recognised research at more than 20 departments
  • Many spin-offs
  • The biotechnology industry in Umeåprovides employment for around 1 800 people
a city with one of the world s highest broadband subscriber levels
A city with one of the world’s highest broadband subscriber levels
  • More than 50 % of population have broadband
  • 95 % will soon get access to broadband
  • 94 % among young students have access to Internet at home
  • A greater proportion of Internet banking users in Umeå than in Stockholm

Uminova Science Park

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IT-City

180 companies specializing in IT, including:

Daydream Software Teleca Software

Enlight Teststation Tieto Enator

Fält Communications Teligent

Interactive Institute UDK

Konftel Umetrics

Martinsson Informations- Vitec

system AB VM-data

Omicron

Oryx Simulations

Sogeti

culture for everyone
Culture for everyone
  • NorrlandsOperan (The Opera House)
  • Symphony Orchestra at NorrlandsOperan
  • Västerbotten Regional and Open-Air Museum
  • Bildmuseet (Museum of Contemporary Art and Culture)
  • Profilteatern (The Profile Theatre)
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City of Festivals

  • Umeå International Jazz Festival
  • Umeå International Film Festival
  • Umeå International Chamber Music Festival
  • Umeå Folk Music Festival
  • Holmön Ballad Festival
  • Umeå Open – rock and pop festival
all types of sports
All types of Sports
  • Women´s soccer team
  • Per Elofsson and Jörgen Brink
  • Bowling, men’s team in premier league
  • Women’s basketball in premier league
  • Women’s floor ball team in premier league
  • Floor ball
  • Ice hockey
  • Soccer
  • Badminton

And… Marta from Brazil

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200 sports and leisure facilities

  • Sweden’s largest equestrian centre
  • The largest sports centre in the Nordic region
  • Culture Spa
  • Bowling centre
  • 3 golf courses including Sweden’s fourth best course
  • Nolia Sports and trade fair centre under construction
  • Nydala sports grounds
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Recreation all the year round

  • Active club activities - 600 associations
  • Artificial snow tracks
  • Heated outdoor swimming-pool
  • Seaside resort
  • ”Umeleden” a cultural-historical trail
  • 180 km of bike paths
  • 160 km of jogging tracks
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Horseback riding
  • Dog sledding
  • Snowmobile safari
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Amusement and shopping downtown

  • Around 200 shops
  • 5 galleries
  • 20 restaurants
  • 12 pubs
  • 15 places of entertainment
  • 15 cafés
  • 4 cinemas
a city with all the seasons
A City with all the Seasons
  • Average temperature Jan-Feb: -5,3
  • Average temperature Jun-Aug : +14,0
  • Hours of sunshine per year: 1782
  • Sunrise 21 June: 02.21
  • Sunset 21 June: 22.59
  • Average annual precipitation: 668 mm
  • Average depth of snow: 69 cm

Light summer evenings – Real winter