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Dalecarlia, or Dalarna, is a historical Province or landskap in the west of middle Sweden. It adjoins Herdalia, Helsingia, Gestricia, Westmannia and Wermelandia. It is also bounded by Norway in the west. The provinces or landskap were the subdivision of Sweden until 1634, when they were replaced by counties in a reform, led by Axel Oxenstierna, that still remains in force in Sweden proper. ... Herdalia, or Härjedalen, is a historical Province or landskap in the north of Sweden. ... Helsingia, or Hälsingland, is a historical Province or landskap in the north of Sweden. ... Gestricia, or Gästrikland, is a historical Province or landskap on the eastern coast of Sweden. ... Westmannia, or Västmanland, is a historical Province or landskap in middle Sweden. ... Wermelandia, or Värmland, is a historical province or landskap in the west of middle Sweden. ...

Dalarna

Map highlighting the location of Dalecarlia
Coat of Arms
Land Svealand
County Dalarna County
Area 29,086 km²
Provincial flower
- Swedish
- Latin
Harebell
Ängsklocka
Campanula patula
Provincial animal Horned owl

County

For current affairs see: Dalarna County Map Swedish Provinces, Dalarna © Mic, 2003 Released under the GNU Free Documentation License See also: Provinces of Sweden File links The following pages link to this file: Dalecarlia User:Mic/Images Categories: GFDL images ... Dalarna, coat of arms This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Sweden was historically divided into four Lands or Landsdelar: Götaland Svealand Norrland Österland Götaland and Svealand were once, in prehistoric times which only later chronicles have written about, rival kingdoms before being united under one Crown by Svealand. ... Svealand is a historical region of Sweden. ... A County, or Län, is an administrative and political subdivision of Sweden. ... Dalarna County, or Dalarnas län is a County or län in middle Sweden. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Latin is the language that was originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... Binomial name Campanula rotundifolia L. The Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia) is a short to medium, slender, hairless perennial. ... Species 17, see text The horned owls are a genus (Bubo) of 17 species of typical owls which are found in many parts of the world. ... Dalarna County, or Dalarnas län is a County or län in middle Sweden. ...


Dalecarlia has virtually the same boundaries as Dalarna County. The main exception is a smaller part to the north which belongs to Gävleborg County. Gävleborg County, or Gävleborgs län, is a County or län on the Baltic Sea coast of Sweden. ...

History

Main article: History of Dalecarlia

Geography

Main article: Geography of Dalecarlia


Dalecarlia was historically divided into chartered cities and districts. One of the districts was a hundred and the others were court districts. This is a list of cities, towns, and market towns (köpings) in Sweden, that held their town privileges (Stadsprivilegium) by Royal Charter or by being established since ancient times. ... A hundred is an administrative division which historically was used to divide a larger region into smaller geographical units. ...

Cities

Districts

National parks

  • Färnebofjärden
  • Fulufjället
  • Hamra
  • Töfsingdalen

The southern part consists of plains, with several mines, most notably copper, traditionally forming part of Bergslagen. The northern part is mountainous, with many lakes. Avesta is a Municipality in Dalarna County, in central Sweden. ... Events The Long Parliament passes a series of legislation designed to contain Charles Is absolutist tendencies. ... Events The League of Augsburg is founded. ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Borlänge is a Municipality in Dalarna County, in central Sweden. ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Falun is a Municipality in Dalarna County, in central Sweden. ... Events The Long Parliament passes a series of legislation designed to contain Charles Is absolutist tendencies. ... Hedemora is a Municipality in Dalarna County, in central Sweden. ... Events Henry IV quells baron rebellion and executes The Earls of Kent, Huntingdon and Salisbury for their attempt to have Richard II of England restored as King Jean Froissart writes the Chronicles Medici family becomes powerful in Florence, Italy Births Owen Tudor, seventh generation descedant of Rhys ap Gruffydd (approximate... Ludvika is a Municipality in Dalarna County, in central Sweden. ... 1919 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Säter is a Municipality in Dalarna County, in central Sweden. ... Events January 4 - Charles I attempts to arrest five leading members of the Long Parliament, but they escape. ... Folkare Hundred, or Folkare härad, was a district of Dalecarlia in Sweden. ... Grangärde Court District, or Grangärde tingslag, was a district of Dalecarlia in Sweden. ... Hedemora and Garpenberg Court District, or Hedemora och Garpenbergs tingslag, was a district of Dalecarlia in Sweden. ... Husby Court District, or Husby tingslag, was a district of Dalecarlia in Sweden. ... Kopparberg and Aspeboda Court District, or Kopparbergs och Aspeboda tingslag, was a district of Dalecarlia in Sweden. ... Leksand Court District, or Leksands tingslag, was a district of Dalecarlia in Sweden. ... Malung Court District, or Malungs tingslag, was a district of Dalecarlia in Sweden. ... Mora Court District, or Mora tingslag, was a district of Dalecarlia in Sweden. ... Norrbärke Court District, or Norrbärke tingslag, was a district of Dalecarlia in Sweden. ... Nås Court District, or Nås tingslag, was a district of Dalecarlia in Sweden. ... Orsa Court District, or Orsa tingslag, was a district of Dalecarlia in Sweden. ... Rättvik Court District, or Rättviks tingslag, was a district of Dalecarlia in Sweden. ... Skedvi Grand Court District, or Stora Skedvi tingslag, was a district of Dalecarlia in Sweden. ... Sundborn Court District, or Sundborns tingslag, was a district of Dalecarlia in Sweden. ... Sveg Court District, or Sveg tingslag, was a district divided between Herdalia, Helsingia and Dalecarlia in Sweden. ... Svärdsjö Court District, or Grangärde tingslag, was a district of Dalecarlia in Sweden. ... Särna Court District, or Särna tingslag, was a district divided between Dalecarlia and Herdalia in Sweden. ... Söderbärke Court District, or Söderbärke tingslag, was a district of Dalecarlia in Sweden. ... Torsång Court District, or Torsångs tingslag, was a district of Dalecarlia in Sweden. ... Tuna Grand Court District, or Stora Tuna tingslag, was a district of Dalecarlia in Sweden. ... Vika Court District, or Vika tingslag, was a district of Dalecarlia in Sweden. ... Älvdalen Court District, or Älvdalens tingslag, was a district divided between Dalecarlia and Herdalia in Sweden. ... General Name, Symbol, Number copper, Cu, 29 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11 , 4, d Density, Hardness 8920 kg/m3, 3. ... Bergslagen is a geographical area in middle Sweden. ...

Culture

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 90 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. The mining area of the Great Copper Mountain has been named a UNESCO World heritage site. Cross-country skiing (aka XC skiing) is an adventure and fitness activity as well as a competitive winter sport popular in many countries with large snowfields, primarily in Europe and Canada. ... Sälen is a village of Malung Municipality in Dalecarlia, in Sweden. ... Mora is a Municipality in Dalarna County, in central Sweden. ... Gustav I of Sweden, Gustav Vasa or Gustav Eriksson Vasa (1496 - 1560), became king of Sweden in 1523 and was the first monarch of the house of Vasa. ... The Vasa Coat of Arms The House of Vasa was the Royal House of Sweden (1523-1654) and of Poland (1587-1668). ... UNESCO logo The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, commonly known as UNESCO, is a specialized agency of the United Nations system established in 1946. ... Elabana Falls is in Lamington National Park, part of the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves World Heritage site in Queensland, Australia. ...

Notable natives

Main article: List of Swedes This is a list of well known Swedes (and Finland-Swedes), ordered alphabetically within categories: Actors Main article: List of Swedish actors Greta Garbo Ann-Margret, entertainer Ingrid Bergman, (1915-1982), actress May Britt, (born 1933), actress Anita Ekberg, actress Gösta Ekman, (1920-1971), actor Greta Garbo, (1905-1990...

Since 1772, Swedish Princes have been created Dukes of various provinces. This is solely a nominal title. Carl Gustaf Patrik de Laval (May 9, 1845 - February 2, 1913) was a Swedish engineer and inventor who made important contributions to the design of steam turbines and dairy machinery. ... 1772 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ...

Heraldry

Main article: Heraldry of Dalecarlia 1831 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1873 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Count Carl Johan Bernadotte af Wisborg, Duke of Dalecarlia (1916-]), is the son of King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden and Crown Princess Margaret of Connaught. ... 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... 1947 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


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." Events February 27 - The Treaty of Berhick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation of Scotland The first tulip bulb was brought from Turkey to the Netherlands. ...

External links

  • Dalarna (http://www.dalarna.se/) - Tourist site
  • Profiles of over 200 relevant websites, primarily in English (http://www.zeal.com/category/preview.jhtml?cid=10215110)



 
 

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