It's the capital of Vasterbotten County in northern Sweden, and with about 110,000 citizens it is the largest city in Norrland. Umea is known for its university and many birch trees, giving it the nickname "Bjorkarnas stad", or the "Town of Silver Birches".
Being the city in Sweden with the youngest average age population, Umea has a long tradition in sporting events.
Due to the university, Umea has one of the lowest average ages in the entire country with a lively night life and creative scene. Umeå was awarded the title European Capital of Culture 2014.
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