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Värmland County

Värmland County, or Värmlands län, is a County or län in eastern middle Sweden. It borders to the counties of Dalarna, Örebro and Västra Götaland. It is also bounded by the Norwegian counties of Østfold, Akershus and Hedmark in the east.

Värmlands län
County letter codeSE-S
Residence CityKarlstad
County CouncilLandstinget i Värmland
 - Total
 - Percent
Ranked 8th
17,583 km²
4.3 %
 - Total (1999)
 - Percent
 - Density
Ranked 9th
3.1 %

Table of contents
1 Province
2 Administration
3 Politics
4 Municipalities
5 Heraldry
6 Miscellaneous topics
7 External links


For History, Geography and Culture see: Wermelandia

Wermelandia has more or less the same boundaries as Värmland County.


Main article: Värmland County Administrative Board

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 fullfil 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 nominally a Government Agency headed by a Governor. See List of Värmland Governors.


Main article: Värmland County Council

The County Council of Värmland is called Landstinget i Värmland.


Main article: Municipalities of Värmland


Main article: Heraldry of Wermelandia

Värmland County inherited its coat of arms from the province of Wermelandia. 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."

Miscellaneous topics

External links

Counties of Sweden:
Blekinge  |  Dalarna  |  Gotland  |  Gävleborg  |  Halland  |  Jämtland
Jönköping  |  Kalmar  |  Kronoberg County  |  Norrbotten  |  Skåne  |  Stockholm
Södermanland  |  Uppsala  |  Värmland  |  Västerbotten  |  Västernorrland
Västmanland  |  Västra Götaland  |  Örebro  |  Östergötland

Provinces of Sweden  |  Sweden