Västmanland County

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Västmanland County

Västmanlands län
Flag of Västmanland County
Flag
Coat of arms of Västmanland County
Coat of arms
Västmanland County in Sweden
Västmanland County in Sweden
Location map of Västmanland County in Sweden
Location map of Västmanland County in Sweden
Country Sweden
Founded1634
CapitalVästerås
Municipalities
Government
 • GovernorIngemar Skogö
 • CouncilLandstinget Västmanland
Area
 • Total5,145.8 km2 (1,986.8 sq mi)
Population
(September 30, 2017)[1]
 • Total270,535
 • Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE-U
GDP/ NominalSEK 60,287 million (2004)
GDP per capitaSEK 233,000
NUTS RegionSE125
Websitewww.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.

Sports[edit]

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.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 30 september 2017 och befolkningsförändringar 1 juli–30 september 2017. Totalt". Statistics Sweden. 2017-11-08. Retrieved 2017-11-19.

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