Västmanland County


Västmanland County

Infobox Län
name=Västmanland
fullname=Västmanlands län
isocode=U
nutscode=025
capital=Västerås
province=Västmanland
governor=Mats Svegfors
council=Landstinget Västmanland
nuts=East Middle Sweden
date=1634
arearank=17th
area=6,302
areapercent=1.5
population_as_of=1999
populationrank=16th
population=256,901
populationpercent=2.9
populationdensity=40.8
GDP_as_of=2004
GDPrank=12th
GDP=60,287 Million| GDPpercapita=233,000| GDPpercent=2.57



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).

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.

*Arboga
*Fagersta
*Hallstahammar
*Kungsör
*Köping
*Norberg
*Sala
*Skinnskatteberg
*Surahammar
*Västerås

Heraldry

"Main article: Västmanland#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.

Miscellaneous topics

External links

* [http://www.u.lst.se/ Västmanland County Administrative Board]
* [http://www.ltvastmanland.se/ Västmanland County Council]
*Regional Association of Västmanland


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