Storuman Municipality

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Storuman Municipality
Storumans kommun
Coat of arms of Storuman Municipality
Coat of arms
Storuman Municipality in Västerbotten County.png
Country Sweden
County Västerbotten County
Seat Storuman
 • Total 8,234.1 km2 (3,179.2 sq mi)
 • Land 7,303.53 km2 (2,819.91 sq mi)
 • Water 930.57 km2 (359.30 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2016)[2]
 • Total 5,899
 • Density 0.72/km2 (1.9/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Lapland
Municipal code 2421

Storuman Municipality (Swedish: Storumans kommun) is a municipality in Västerbotten County in northern Sweden. Its seat is located in Storuman.

The parish Stensele was created as late as 1822. It was, together with the parish Tärna, made into a municipality in 1863. In 1903 Tärna was detached to form a municipality of its own. The local government reform of 1971 saw the reunification of Stensele and Tärnaby municipalities, thus forming Storuman Municipality with the name taken from its largest town.

The municipality has Sweden's ninth largest area (8,286 km2), but is sparsely populated with a population density of less than 1 inhabitant per km2.

Tärnaby, a small village in the municipality, has fostered the internationally famous alpine skiers Ingemar Stenmark, Stig Strand and Anja Pärson.


There are four localities (or urban areas) in Storuman Municipality:[3]

# Locality Population
1 Storuman 2,255
2 Stensele 578
3 Tärnaby 533
4 Hemavan/Bierke 216

The municipal seat in bold


Storuman Municipality has two major roads, E12 and E45, crossing in Storuman. An international tourist route Blue Highway (Norway - Sweden - Finland - Russia) goes through Storuman.

There are two railways, Inlandsbanan and the Storuman-Hällnäs Line in Storuman. The former is used for tourist trains in the summer, and both for freight trains.

The nearest airport for the eastern part of Storuman Municipality is Vilhelmina Airport. For the western part, Hemavan Airport is situated near the village centre of Hemavan.

Sister cities[edit]

The following cities are twinned with Storuman:[4]


  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  3. ^ Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005
  4. ^ "Ystävyyskunnat" (in Norwegian). City of Viitasaari. Retrieved 2012-06-01. 

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Coordinates: 65°06′N 17°06′E / 65.100°N 17.100°E / 65.100; 17.100