Storuman

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Storuman
Storuman Town Hall
Storuman is located in Sweden
Storuman
Storuman
Coordinates: 65°06′N 17°06′E / 65.100°N 17.100°E / 65.100; 17.100Coordinates: 65°06′N 17°06′E / 65.100°N 17.100°E / 65.100; 17.100
Country Sweden
Province Lapland
County Västerbotten County
Municipality Storuman Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 3.12 km2 (1.20 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 2,207
 • Density 708/km2 (1,830/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Storuman (Southern Sami: Luspie, Ume Sami: Lusspie) is a locality and the seat of Storuman Municipality in Västerbotten County, province of Lapland, Sweden with 2,207 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

History[edit]

It's believed that the first people who came to the area, were from Vilhelmina to the south and settled here around 1741. The place became known as 'Luspen', derived from a local river of the same name. Until 1912, the population of the village was about 40 inhabitants living in 8 farms, but that changed when a railway station was built (Inland Line) around 1924. The village quickly grew and became known as an important centre for hydroelectric power and the timber industry. It later became a popular tourist spot as well.

The heraldic shield (the weapon of the town) is a Wild man, based on the name of the village and the symbols of the strength and determination of the people of Lapland. A legend says that the first person who came here was a wild man or his name was Storuman.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 

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