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Västmanland
Västmanlands län
—  County of Sweden  —

Coat of arms

 
Country Sweden
Capital Västerås
Government
 - Governor Mats Svegfors
 - Council Landstinget Västmanland
Area
 - Total 6,302 km2 (2,433.2 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 - Total 256,901
 - Density 40.8/km2 (105.6/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
GDP/ Nominal SEK 60,287 million (2004)
GDP per capita SEK 233,000
NUTS Region SE125

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

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Province

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

Administration

The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfil the goals set in national politics by the Parliament 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

The County Council of Västmanland or Landstinget Västmanland.

Municipalities

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

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Heraldry

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.

External links

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

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