Norberg Municipality

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Norberg Municipality
Norbergs kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Norberg Municipality
Coat of arms
Norberg Municipality in Västmanland County2.png
Country Sweden
County Västmanland County
Seat Norberg
Area[1]
 • Total 447.67 km2 (172.85 sq mi)
 • Land 417.8 km2 (161.3 sq mi)
 • Water 29.87 km2 (11.53 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 5,608
 • Density 13/km2 (32/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västmanland
Municipal code 1962
Website www.norberg.se

Norberg Municipality (Norbergs kommun) is a municipality in Västmanland County in central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Norberg.

History[edit]

The area, located within Bergslagen, the mining district of central Sweden, has historically been a mining area directed at iron. In the 1970s, archeological finds traced the Blast furnace in Lapphyttan to the 12th century, predating the earlier known with 300 years.

In the 1390s, Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson was born on a farm outside the town Norberg. He was later to lead notable freedom-rebellions in 1434 against the King.

The coat of arms was created in 1948, and was formally granted and registered as a municipal arms with the municipal reform of 1971. The lower half corresponds to the arms of Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson: Three half lilies in a triangle; the upper half is the sign of iron.

Geography[edit]

Geographically the town is situated by the small rivulet Norbergsån, around which its oldest part, including the 14th century Norberg Church and the Mill, are situated. Several houses are from the 18th century.

Twin towns – sister cities[edit]

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Coordinates: 60°05′N 15°57′E / 60.083°N 15.950°E / 60.083; 15.950