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OTHER FORMS: Ume (dialectal form), Huum (14th century), Vma (14th century), Ubmeje (Ume Sami), Upmeje (Southern Sami)
Meaning & History
Possibly derived from Old Norse úma
"roaring" and the place name element -eå
"river". Another theory is that the name is derived from Finnish uoma
"riverbed". Umeå is the largest city in Norrland
and the 12th largest city in Sweden. Umeå is located in Västerbotten