VäSTMANLAND ( Listen (help ·info )) is a historical Swedish
province , or landskap, in middle
The name comes from "West men", referring to the people west of
* 1 Administration * 2 Heraldry * 3 Geography
* 4 History
* 4.1 Dukes of
* 5 Culture * 6 Notable residents * 7 Sports * 8 Subdivisions * 9 References * 10 External links
The traditional provinces of
The coat of arms was granted in 1560. At the time it featured one
fire mountain, to represent the mine of Sala Municipality . Soon,
their numbers were increased to three, to also symbolize the
Lindesberg and Norberg/
Skinnskatteberg mines and the present blazon
was ratified in 1943.
The terrain is to the north and north-west rocky. In these parts the highest mountains are located: Älvhöjden with 422 meters, and Gillersklack with 408 meters.
In the other parts it consists mostly of plains.
The largest lake is
* National parks: Färnebofjärden
In 2014, the area around Ramnas saw the largest forest fire in Sweden in modern times.
The oldest city of
DUKES OF VäSTMANLAND
Since 1772, Swedish Princes have been created Dukes of various provinces. This is solely a nominal title.
* Prince Erik (1889–1918)
Johan Wilhelm Dalman
Football in the province is administered by Västmanlands
Fotbollförbund . Bandy is also popular, with
* Grythytte and Hällefors Mountain District * Lindes and Ramsberg Mountain District * New Kopparberg Mountain District * Nora and Hjulsjö Mountain District * Old Norberg Mountain District * Skinnskatteberg Mountain District
* ^ Statistics Sweden * ^ Neveus, de Wærn: Ny svensk vapenbok, 1992 * ^ "King Carl Gustaf visits Ramna.". Scandinavian Royalty.