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Västmanland County or Västmanlands län, is a County or län in central Sweden. It borders to the counties of Södermanland, Örebro, Dalarna and Uppsala. The county also has a stretch of shoreline towards Mälaren (Sweden's third largest lake).

Västmanlands län
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County SE-U, SE025
Residence City Västerås
Governor Mats Svegfors
County Council Landstinget Västmanland
Province Westmannia
Created 1634
Area
 - Total
 - Percent
Ranked 17th
6,302 km²
1.5 %
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Percent
 - Density
Ranked 16th
256,901
2.9 %
40.8/km²
GRP
 - Total (2004)
 - Percent
 - GRP/capita
Ranked 12th
60,287 Million SEK
2.57 %
233,000 SEK
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Map highlighting the location of Västmanland County in Sweden


Contents

Province

For History, Geography and Culture see: Westmannia

Västmanland County consists of the eastern half of Westmannia, the northwestern part of Uplandia and small parts of Sudermannia and Nericia.

Administration

Main article: Västmanland County Administrative Board

The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfil the goals set in national politics by the Parliament and the Government, to coordinate the interests of the county, to promote the development of the county, to establish regional goals and safeguard the due process of law in the handling of each case. The County Administrative Board is nominally a Government Agency headed by a Governor. See List of Västmanland Governors.

Politics

Main article: Västmanland County Council

The County Council of Västmanland or Landstinget Västmanland.


Municipalities

Main article: Municipalities of Västmanland

Heraldry

Main article: Heraldry of Westmannia

The County of Västmanland inherited its coat of arms from the province of Westmannia. When it is shown with a royal crown it represents the County Administrative Board.

Miscellaneous topics

External links

fr:Comté de Västmanland hu:Västmanland megye no:Västmanlands län sv:Västmanlands län

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