Värmland County

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Värmland
Värmlands län
County of Sweden
Coat of arms of Värmland
Coat of arms
Official logo of Värmland
 
Country Sweden
Founded 1779
Capital Karlstad
Government
 • Governor Kenneth Johansson
 • Council Landstinget i Värmland
Area
 • Total 17,591.0 km2 (6,791.9 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2011)[1]
 • Total 272,773
 • Density 16/km2 (40/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE-S
GDP/ Nominal SEK 59,497 million (2004)
GDP per capita SEK 217,000
NUTS Region SE311
Website www.s.lst.se

Värmland County (Värmlands län) is a county or län in west central Sweden. It borders the Swedish counties of Dalarna, Örebro and Västra Götaland, as well as the Norwegian counties of Østfold, Akershus and Hedmark to the west.

Province[edit]

Main article: Värmland

The county has more or less the same boundaries as Värmland Province, except that the municipalities of Karlskoga and Degerfors are part of Örebro County.

Administration[edit]

Värmland County was formed in 1779, when it was separated from Närke and Värmland County.

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 Värmland Governors.

Politics[edit]

The County Council of Värmland is called Landstinget i Värmland.

Municipalities[edit]

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Climate[edit]

Värmland being a landlocked county results in greater temperature differences than at the nearby west coast of Sweden and south coast of Norway. As a result the southern areas of the county has a humid continental climate with strong oceanic influences. The latter climate type is prevalent in a small area at the shores of Lake Vänern due to recent warming. More northerly areas see a subarctic climate with relatively mild winters for the climate type. The subarctic classification of areas such as Hagfors and Torsby is more due to the cool summer nights that renders September below 10 °C (50 °F) in mean temperatures.

Heraldry[edit]

The county of Värmland inherited its coat of arms from the province of the same name. When it is shown with a royal crown it represents the County Administrative Board. Blazon: "Argent, an Eagle displayed Azure beaked, langued and membered Gules."

See also[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Kvartal 1 2011". Statistics Sweden. 
  2. ^ "Average Monthly & Yearly Data 2002-2014". SMHI. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Precipitation Normals 1961-1990". SMHI. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Monthly & Yearly Statistics". SMHI. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  5. ^ "Precipitation normals 1961-1990 (Arvika code 9240)". SMHI. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "Average Precipitation for Stations (Swedish)". Swedish Metereological and Hydrological Institute (Blomskog code 9213). Retrieved 14 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "Annual and Monthly Statistics". SMHI. 14 May 2016. 
  8. ^ "Average Precipitation for Stations" (in Swedish). Swedish Metereological and Hydrological Institute (Gustavsfors code 10 309). Retrieved 16 March 2016. 
  9. ^ "Annual & Monthly Statistics 2002-2015". SMHI. 16 March 2016. 

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Coordinates: 59°25′32″N 13°16′17″E / 59.425522°N 13.271484°E / 59.425522; 13.271484