Västmanland County

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Västmanland
Västmanlands län
County of Sweden
Coat of arms of Västmanland
Coat of arms
Official logo of Västmanland
 
Country Sweden
Founded 1634
Capital Västerås
Government
 • Governor Ingemar Skogö
 • Council Landstinget Västmanland
Area
 • Total 5,145.8 km2 (1,986.8 sq mi)
Population (March 31 2011)[1]
 • Total 252,819
 • Density 49/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE-U
GDP/ Nominal SEK 60,287 million (2004)
GDP per capita SEK 233,000
NUTS Region SE125
Website www.u.lst.se

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

Province[edit]

For History, Geography and Culture see: Västmanland (Westmannia)

Administration[edit]

The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfil the goals set in national politics by the Riksdag 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 a Government Agency headed by a Governor. See List of Västmanland Governors.

Politics[edit]

The County Council of Västmanland or Landstinget Västmanland.

Municipalities[edit]

Lake at the lower right is Mälaren; at the lower left is Hjälmaren.

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Heraldry[edit]

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

References and notes[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 59°38′44″N 16°25′28″E / 59.64554°N 16.424561°E / 59.64554; 16.424561