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Husum, Sweden

Situated close to the northern entrance to the High Coast, Husum is located about 25 km north of Örnsköldsvik (about 600 km north of Stockholm), on the coast of middle ("northern") Sweden. A small but thriving community with about 2,000 inhabitants, it has an active sports club in Husums IF (ice hockey, soccer, wrestling, ski jumping, cross-country skiing, orienteering, etc.), and a very active entrepreneurial spirit with many small local businesses, including a famous bakery. The Husum Big Band, a wind instrument orchestra that dates back to the early 1900:s, is still active - playing in concerts both locally and regionally. The Grundsunda Framtidsgrupp is an association formed in 1995 to promote the interests of the local inhabitants.

The Husum Sulfate Paper Mill and pulp mill is the main employer in the area, and has been a significant influence on the municipality since it was founded in 1919 by Mo och Domsjö AB ("MoDo" for short, see also MODO Hockey). M-Real Corporation of Finland (then known as Metsä-Serla) acquired the mill in 2000.

Situated close to both the ocean and the mountains, Husum has two rivers (Husån and Gideälven) flowing into the municipality. It was a perfect location for a sawmill, bringing timber to the mill by floating them downstream. This sawmill was the origin of the current paper and pulp mill. Husum is very close to the regional airport at Gideå, and a station for the new rail line Botniabanan has just been built close to the center of municipality.

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