Västmanland County (Swedish: 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).
Västmanland County in Sweden
Location map of Västmanland County in Sweden
|• Governor||Minoo Akhtarzand|
|• Council||Landstinget Västmanland|
|• Total||5,145.8 km2 (1,986.8 sq mi)|
(September 30, 2017)
|• Density||53/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE-U|
|GDP/ Nominal||SEK 60,287 million (2004)|
|GDP per capita||SEK 233,000|
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.
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.
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 notesEdit
- "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.