There is no high mountains (highest is under 1700m) but very rich in water resources. There are
a great number
of lakes. In fact Sweden has more than 100,000 lakes.
The most famous people from the province are gold
medalist Anja Pärson, famous for skiing. She
has obtained many medals in the Olympics and she is
still giving ski lessons to children.
soccer UIK, Umeå team is also well-known. The
world-renowned women's professional team, including many
Other famous people are the pop star Lisa Miskovsky who has fans in
outside Sweden, and the writers Torgny Lindgren and Per
Olov Enqvist were also born in the province.
The capital city of the county, Umeå, where many
parts of the city were
burnt down in the great fire 1888. Therefore, many white
silver birch trees
were planted in the city to protect from further fires,
and since then the birch trees have become a symbol of the
is often called "the City of the birches".