Umeň is a university town in northern Sweden. It is the seat of Umeň Municipality and the capital of Vńster botten County. The city is located at the Ume River.
Umeň is the biggest city in Norrland and the twelfth biggest in Sweden, with 79,594 inhabitants in 2010. The municipality has 115,229 inhabitants as of 2010. When the university was established in 1965, growth sped up, and the number of housing has doubled in the last 30 years. As of 2011, 700 to 800 new apartments are constructed each year.
Umeň is a center of education, technical and medical research in Sweden, with two universities and over 37,000 students. The city is elected European Capital of Culture of 2014