Vännäs Municipality

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Vännäs Municipality
Vännäs kommun
Coat of arms of Vännäs Municipality
Coat of arms
Vännäs Municipality in Västerbotten County.png
Country Sweden
County Västerbotten County
Seat Vännäs
 • Total 553.7 km2 (213.8 sq mi)
 • Land 529.49 km2 (204.44 sq mi)
 • Water 24.21 km2 (9.35 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (March 31, 2016)[2]
 • Total 8,604
 • Density 16/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västerbotten
Municipal code 2460
Website www.vannas.se

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


In 1928 the locality Vännäs was detached from the rural municipality with the same name, forming the market town (köping) of Vännäs. The two entities were reunited in 1971. In 1974 Bjurholm Municipality was added. A split took place in 1980 when Bjurholm Municipality was re-established.


The municipality is located just west of Umeå Municipality, where Umeå is the seat, with about 110,000 inhabitants, and it is part of the Umeå region. This is evident considering that the municipality has 1,500 people commuting to Umeå Municipality and about 400 commuters from Umeå Municipality. Its neighbouring municipalities Vindeln Municipality, Bjurholm Municipality and Nordmaling Municipality only receive a total of about 100 commuters from Vännäs Municipality and Vännäs Municipality receives a total of 200 commuters from them.[3]


There are two localities (or urban areas) in Vännäs Municipality:[4]

# Locality Population
1 Vännäs 4,100
2 Vännäsby 1,522

The municipal seat in bold


  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 mars 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. May 12, 2016. Retrieved May 14, 2016. 
  3. ^ Fact sheet at official site, 2005
  4. ^ Statistics Sweden as of December 31, 2005

See also[edit]

  • Blue Highway, tourist route (Norway - Sweden - Finland - Russia)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 63°55′N 19°45′E / 63.917°N 19.750°E / 63.917; 19.750