Bjurholm Municipality

Bjurholm is a municipality (Swedish kommun ) in the Swedish province of Västerbotten County and the counties of Västerbotten and Ångermanland. The main town of the municipality is Bjurholm.

Through the community's kingdom roads lead 92 to Umeå and Dorotea and the regional road 353 to Lycksele and Nordmaling. Bjurholm is Sweden's smallest municipality in terms of population.


The municipality is located in the foothills of the Scandinavian Mountains and is characterized by a hilly landscape with deeply incised river valleys. The largest river is the Öreälven, which was also the center lies.


In 1974, the municipality was merged with the neighboring community Vännäs. 1983 both communities but were separated again.


A few kilometers west of the town Bjurholm the nature reserve Balberget. There is a natural and mineral trail. Access is via the bearing center Balsjö, from where a trail starts that provides information on hunting techniques.

20 km west of the town starts from the national highway 92 Lögdeälvens Vildmarksled. This trail is 85 kilometers long and passes through a canyon landscape up on the dragon's back ( Dakkryggen ).


Agriculture and forestry are traditional and still important industries. About 14 % of the working population is employed in the primary sector (2% in the realm section). 17% are employed in industry (mainly wood processing industry ).


In the community there is only one large town ( tätort ): Bjurholm. Three more were småorter 2005 with at least 50 but less than 200 inhabitants: Agnäs, Balsjö and Karlsbäck. All other places in the municipality, including Bastuträsk, Bredträsk, Mellana, Sunnanå and Vitvattnet, have now both less than 50 inhabitants (the total population of the municipality declined since 1970 by about 40 %).