Umea is the largest city in northern Sweden, with over 110,000 inhabitants, 30,000 of which are students. Due to the construction of the University, the population has doubled in the past 40 years, though Umea hopes to have 150,000 people by 2050. This population boom is also due in part to the fact that the average age of residents is 37, much lower than a lot of places around the world. With cheap car rental locations all over Umea and a large fleet of discount rental cars, there is no better way to tour Umea than by car!
Umea is a hub for cultural activities, with annual film, jazz and chamber music festivals, and is home of the world's northernmost opera house, the Norrlands Operan. It is also one of 134 towns in Sweden with the historical City status. In 1888 a fire devastated the eastern parts of Umea. In the restoration following the fire, silver birch trees where planted along wide avenues to prevent future fires from spreading. For this reason Umea is sometimes known as the 'City of Silver Birches'. If you have any questions about driving in Umea, visit Kemwel's Sweden driving information page for the answers.
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