Värmland County

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 Viken and Innlandet to the west. Prince Carl Philip is Duke of Värmland.

Värmland County
Värmlands län
Tiskaretjärn 1.jpg
Flag of Värmland County
Coat of arms of Värmland County
Värmland County in Sweden
Värmland County in Sweden
Location map of Värmland County in Sweden
Location map of Värmland County in Sweden
Country Sweden
Founded1779
CapitalKarlstad
Municipalities
Government
 • GovernorGeorg Andrén
 • CouncilRegion Värmland
Area
 • Total17,591.0 km2 (6,791.9 sq mi)
Population
 (30 September 2017)[1]
 • Total279,999
 • Density16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE-S
GDP/ NominalSEK 59,497 million (2004)
GDP per capitaSEK 217,000
NUTS RegionSE311
Websitewww.s.lst.se

ProvinceEdit

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.

AdministrationEdit

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.

PoliticsEdit

The County Council of Värmland is called Region Värmland.

MunicipalitiesEdit

In Värmland Province:

DemographicsEdit

Foreign backgroundEdit

SCB have collected statistics on backgrounds of residents since 2002. These tables consist of all who have two foreign-born parents or are born abroad themselves.[2] The chart lists election years and the last year on record alone.

Location 2002 2006 2010 2014 2018 2019
Arvika 8.8 10.4 11.8 13.0 14.9 15.1
Eda 20.7 23.8 26.1 27.7 31.1 31.7
Filipstad 8.6 10.1 12.1 16.4 22.8 22.5
Forshaga 6.0 7.0 7.3 8.8 11.0 10.8
Grums 8.1 8.8 9.8 11.0 13.0 13.5
Hagfors 6.2 7.8 9.7 12.2 15.6 16.1
Hammarö 7.0 7.0 7.4 7.6 9.1 8.9
Karlstad 9.5 11.0 12.8 14.0 16.8 17.6
Kil 6.4 6.9 7.3 8.2 9.0 9.5
Kristinehamn 8.3 9.6 11.1 14.2 17.1 17.5
Munkfors 5.3 6.9 8.3 10.5 16.5 16.3
Storfors 14.7 16.7 18.6 22.1 22.6 20.8
Sunne 4.8 5.5 6.6 8.4 11.5 11.6
Säffle 5.7 7.2 8.5 11.9 17.1 17.1
Torsby 6.7 8.3 10.3 12.2 14.1 14.7
Årjäng 15.0 17.4 19.4 21.7 24.8 25.5
Total 8.6 10.0 11.5 13.3 16.1 16.5
Source: SCB [2]


ClimateEdit

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.

Climate data for Karlstad, 2002-2015, extremes from 1901, precipitation 1961-1990
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 10.2
(50.4)
12.6
(54.7)
20.1
(68.2)
25.8
(78.4)
29.0
(84.2)
32.5
(90.5)
34.0
(93.2)
32.0
(89.6)
25.2
(77.4)
20.0
(68.0)
14.7
(58.5)
11.5
(52.7)
34.0
(93.2)
Average high °C (°F) −0.2
(31.6)
0.6
(33.1)
5.2
(41.4)
11.5
(52.7)
16.2
(61.2)
20.1
(68.2)
22.6
(72.7)
21.3
(70.3)
16.8
(62.2)
9.9
(49.8)
5.0
(41.0)
1.1
(34.0)
10.8
(51.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.6
(27.3)
−2.3
(27.9)
0.9
(33.6)
6.1
(43.0)
10.9
(51.6)
14.7
(58.5)
17.6
(63.7)
16.5
(61.7)
12.3
(54.1)
6.5
(43.7)
2.5
(36.5)
−1.6
(29.1)
6.7
(44.1)
Average low °C (°F) −5.1
(22.8)
−5.2
(22.6)
−3.3
(26.1)
0.8
(33.4)
5.6
(42.1)
9.4
(48.9)
12.7
(54.9)
11.7
(53.1)
7.7
(45.9)
3.1
(37.6)
0.1
(32.2)
−4.3
(24.3)
2.7
(36.9)
Record low °C (°F) −32.5
(−26.5)
−36.0
(−32.8)
−26.9
(−16.4)
−18.4
(−1.1)
−5.0
(23.0)
−1.8
(28.8)
3.5
(38.3)
1.0
(33.8)
−5.0
(23.0)
−12.0
(10.4)
−19.9
(−3.8)
−28.0
(−18.4)
−36.0
(−32.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 46.1
(1.81)
32.8
(1.29)
38.8
(1.53)
39.0
(1.54)
43.9
(1.73)
56.3
(2.22)
65.4
(2.57)
76.1
(3.00)
73.0
(2.87)
70.7
(2.78)
72.6
(2.86)
50.7
(2.00)
665.3
(26.19)
Mean monthly sunshine hours 47 70 174 220 254 287 265 223 181 103 48 44 1,916
Source 1: [3]
Source 2: [4]
Climate data for Arvika (roughly 50 km north of Karlstad) — Extremes 1945-present, precipitation 1961-1990
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 10.2
(50.4)
11.8
(53.2)
20.4
(68.7)
25.5
(77.9)
29.8
(85.6)
33.8
(92.8)
32.8
(91.0)
33.9
(93.0)
28.0
(82.4)
20.4
(68.7)
15.2
(59.4)
13.0
(55.4)
33.9
(93.0)
Average high °C (°F) −0.6
(30.9)
0.5
(32.9)
5.6
(42.1)
11.8
(53.2)
16.6
(61.9)
20.7
(69.3)
22.9
(73.2)
21.4
(70.5)
16.9
(62.4)
9.9
(49.8)
4.9
(40.8)
0.3
(32.5)
10.9
(51.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.4
(24.1)
−3.8
(25.2)
−0.2
(31.6)
5.4
(41.7)
10.2
(50.4)
14.2
(57.6)
16.9
(62.4)
15.4
(59.7)
11.0
(51.8)
5.3
(41.5)
1.6
(34.9)
−3.3
(26.1)
5.6
(42.1)
Average low °C (°F) −8.2
(17.2)
−8.2
(17.2)
−6.0
(21.2)
−0.9
(30.4)
3.8
(38.8)
7.7
(45.9)
10.8
(51.4)
9.5
(49.1)
5.1
(41.2)
0.8
(33.4)
−1.7
(28.9)
−7.0
(19.4)
0.4
(32.7)
Record low °C (°F) −35.5
(−31.9)
−38.0
(−36.4)
−30.0
(−22.0)
−16.0
(3.2)
−6.7
(19.9)
−3.4
(25.9)
1.2
(34.2)
−1.9
(28.6)
−7.0
(19.4)
−14.5
(5.9)
−24.0
(−11.2)
−31.9
(−25.4)
−38.0
(−36.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 43.5
(1.71)
30.8
(1.21)
31.5
(1.24)
37.6
(1.48)
44.6
(1.76)
62.0
(2.44)
71.6
(2.82)
80.8
(3.18)
73.5
(2.89)
71.5
(2.81)
64.3
(2.53)
44.5
(1.75)
656.0
(25.83)
Source 1: [5]
Source 2: [6]
Climate data for Blomskog (southerly near Norwegian border) (2002-2015 temp averages, 1964-1990 precipitation, extremes since 1964)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 10.0
(50.0)
12.7
(54.9)
20.0
(68.0)
26.6
(79.9)
28.6
(83.5)
31.1
(88.0)
32.7
(90.9)
32.9
(91.2)
25.6
(78.1)
20.0
(68.0)
13.8
(56.8)
10.0
(50.0)
32.9
(91.2)
Average high °C (°F) 0.0
(32.0)
0.4
(32.7)
4.7
(40.5)
10.8
(51.4)
15.3
(59.5)
19.2
(66.6)
21.5
(70.7)
20.2
(68.4)
15.9
(60.6)
9.5
(49.1)
4.8
(40.6)
0.9
(33.6)
10.2
(50.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.7
(27.1)
−2.6
(27.3)
0.4
(32.7)
5.5
(41.9)
10.0
(50.0)
13.7
(56.7)
16.5
(61.7)
15.5
(59.9)
11.9
(53.4)
6.1
(43.0)
2.2
(36.0)
−1.8
(28.8)
6.2
(43.2)
Average low °C (°F) −5.3
(22.5)
−5.7
(21.7)
−3.8
(25.2)
0.2
(32.4)
4.7
(40.5)
8.3
(46.9)
11.5
(52.7)
10.8
(51.4)
6.9
(44.4)
2.7
(36.9)
−0.3
(31.5)
−4.6
(23.7)
2.1
(35.8)
Record low °C (°F) −32.4
(−26.3)
−36.5
(−33.7)
−27.0
(−16.6)
−15.3
(4.5)
−5.6
(21.9)
−2.7
(27.1)
0.9
(33.6)
−2.0
(28.4)
−6.8
(19.8)
−14.2
(6.4)
−25.4
(−13.7)
−30.3
(−22.5)
−36.5
(−33.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 52.2
(2.06)
37.1
(1.46)
41.4
(1.63)
38.1
(1.50)
42.6
(1.68)
55.9
(2.20)
59.3
(2.33)
70.1
(2.76)
76.3
(3.00)
78.8
(3.10)
72.4
(2.85)
52.1
(2.05)
676.5
(26.63)
Source 1: SMHI Precipitation normals 1961-1990[7]
Source 2: SMHI average data 2002-2015[8]
Climate data for Gustavsfors (central Värmland) (2002-2015 temp averages, 1961-1990 precipitation, extremes since 1917)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8.8
(47.8)
11.3
(52.3)
17.7
(63.9)
25.2
(77.4)
28.5
(83.3)
33.4
(92.1)
33.4
(92.1)
34.4
(93.9)
27.2
(81.0)
20.2
(68.4)
13.1
(55.6)
9.8
(49.6)
34.4
(93.9)
Average high °C (°F) −1.9
(28.6)
−0.6
(30.9)
3.4
(38.1)
10.7
(51.3)
15.4
(59.7)
19.6
(67.3)
22.0
(71.6)
20.3
(68.5)
15.6
(60.1)
8.5
(47.3)
3.4
(38.1)
−1.3
(29.7)
8.7
(47.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) −5.8
(21.6)
−5.2
(22.6)
−2.0
(28.4)
4.3
(39.7)
9.0
(48.2)
12.9
(55.2)
15.8
(60.4)
14.4
(57.9)
9.8
(49.6)
4.3
(39.7)
0.2
(32.4)
−4.9
(23.2)
4.4
(39.9)
Average low °C (°F) −9.6
(14.7)
−9.6
(14.7)
−7.4
(18.7)
−2.2
(28.0)
2.7
(36.9)
6.3
(43.3)
9.6
(49.3)
8.4
(47.1)
3.9
(39.0)
0.0
(32.0)
−3.0
(26.6)
−8.5
(16.7)
−0.7
(30.7)
Record low °C (°F) −42.0
(−43.6)
−38.0
(−36.4)
−31.7
(−25.1)
−26.6
(−15.9)
−9.4
(15.1)
−3.9
(25.0)
−0.9
(30.4)
−3.4
(25.9)
−8.2
(17.2)
−17.6
(0.3)
−27.9
(−18.2)
−35.4
(−31.7)
−42.0
(−43.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 41.7
(1.64)
29.4
(1.16)
34.6
(1.36)
39.3
(1.55)
48.2
(1.90)
68.0
(2.68)
79.9
(3.15)
80.2
(3.16)
75.6
(2.98)
65.2
(2.57)
62.3
(2.45)
47.0
(1.85)
671.3
(26.43)
Source 1: SMHI Precipitation normals 1961-1990[9]
Source 2: SMHI average data Jan 2002 - Dec 2015[10]

HeraldryEdit

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 alsoEdit

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 30 september 2017 och befolkningsförändringar 1 juli–30 september 2017. Totalt". Statistics Sweden. 8 November 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b "PxWeb - välj variabler och värden" (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Average Monthly & Yearly Data 2002-2014". SMHI. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Precipitation Normals 1961-1990". SMHI. Retrieved 23 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Monthly & Yearly Statistics". SMHI. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Precipitation normals 1961-1990 (Arvika code 9240)". SMHI. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  7. ^ "Average Precipitation for Stations (Swedish)". Swedish Metereological and Hydrological Institute (Blomskog code 9213). Retrieved 14 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Annual and Monthly Statistics". SMHI. 14 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Average Precipitation for Stations" (in Swedish). Swedish Metereological and Hydrological Institute (Gustavsfors code 10 309). Retrieved 16 March 2016.
  10. ^ "Annual & Monthly Statistics 2002-2015". SMHI. 16 March 2016.

External linksEdit

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