Swedish Town of Umeå Becomes Cultural Capital of Europe
The Swedish town of Umeå, located in the Västerbotten County has officially become the European capital of culture, ITAR-TASS reported.
Umeå will share the tenure as one of two European capitals of culture together with Riga, the capital city of Latvia.
Umeå is often called the "gateway to Lapland." One of its most popular citizens is Stieg Larsson, author of the famous "Millennium Trilogy" crime novels.
Meanwhile, four Bulgarian cities of Plovdiv, Sofia, Veliko Tarnovo and Varna are taking part in the competition for European Capital of Culture 2019.