Västmanland County

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Västmanland County
Västmanlands län
County of Sweden
Coat of arms of Västmanland County
Coat of arms
Västmanland County in Sweden
Västmanland County in Sweden
Country  Sweden
Founded 1634
Capital Västerås
 • Governor Ingemar Skogö
 • Council Landstinget Västmanland
 • Total 5,145.8 km2 (1,986.8 sq mi)
Population (September 30, 2017)[1]
 • Total 270,535
 • Density 53/km2 (140/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).


For history, geography and culture, see: Västmanland (Westmannia)


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.


The County Council of Västmanland or Landstinget Västmanland.


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

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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.


ABB Arena Syd, the largest permanent indoor arena for bandy in Sweden

Football in the county is administered by Västmanlands Fotbollförbund. Bandy is also popular, with the most successful Swedish team Västerås SK. Several Bandy World Championship finals have been played in Västerås.

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