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Dalecarlia, or Dalarna, is a historical province or landskap in the east of middle Sweden. It borders to Herdalia, Helsingia, Gestricia, Westmannia and Wermelandia. It is also bounded by Norway in the east. There is furthermore a County of Dalarna.

County Dalarna
Area29,086 km²
Provincial flower
- Swedish
- Latin
Campanula patula
Provincial animalHorned owl
Provincial fishMinnow

Table of contents
1 County
2 History
3 Geography
4 Culture
5 Heraldry
6 External links


For current affairs see: Dalarna

The province of Dalecarlia has virtually the same boundaries as the County of Dalarna. The main exception is a smaller part to the north which belongs to the County of Gävleborg.


Main article: History of Dalecarlia

Chartered cities before 1971:


Main article: Geography of Dalecarlia

The southern part consists of plains, with several mines, most notably copper, traditionally forming part of Bergslagen. The northern part is mountainous.


Main article: Culture of Dalecarlia

A famous symbol of the province is the Dala horse or Dalahästen, a painted and decorated wooden horse. The Vasa race, a cross country skiing race over 85 km, is held annually, on the first Sunday of March, between Sälen and Mora, in commemoration of King Gustav I of Sweden of the House of Vasa.


Main article: Heraldry of Dalecarlia

Arms granted in 1560, the use of two crossed arrows as a symbol precedes this. The province is also a duchy and the arms is represented with a dukal coronet. Blazon: "Azure, two Dalecarlian Arrows Or in saltire point upwards pointed Argent and in chief a Crown of the first."

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