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Västerås [vɛstər'oːs] (population 126,328) is a Municipality in Västmanland County, in central Sweden. It is situated on the shore of Lake Mälaren, in Westmannia, some 100 km west of Stockholm. The Municipalities or Kommuner represent the local level of self government in Sweden. ... Westmannia, or Västmanland, is a historical Province or landskap in middle Sweden. ... KM, Km, or km may stand for: Khmer language (ISO 639 alpha-2, km) Kilometre/Kilometer (only km in minuscule is the correct representation of kilometer as an SI unit of length) Kinemantra Meditation Knowledge management, in the field of Library and information science Knowledge Machine, the KM knowledge representation... Stockholm [, ] is the capital and the largest City of Sweden. ...

Asea Brown Boveri, formerly ASEA, has one of it main locations at Västerås. Other major industries include transportation like Bombardier with several distribution centers, copper smiths like Outokumpu Copper and IT. University College of Mälardalen is located in Västerås and shared with the city of Eskilstuna. Rudbeckianska Gymnasiet, the first gymnasium in Sweden was founded by Johannes Rudbeckius in 1623. Asea Brown Boveri, or ABB, is a multinational corporation operating mainly in the energy and automation business areas. ... ASEA (Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget) was a Swedish industry company. ... This article is about the manufacturing company; for information on the military rank Bombardier, see Bombardier (rank). ... Eskilstuna [˘ɛskilstʉːna] is a Municipality in Södermanland County, in central Sweden, located between the Mälaren and Hjälmaren lakes. ... A gymnasium is a type of school of secondary education in parts of Europe. ... Johannes Rudbeckius or Johannes Rudbeck (1581-1646), bishop at Västerås, Sweden, from 1619 until his death. ... Events August 6 - Pope Urban VIII is elected to the Papacy. ...

See also

Power Big Meet is a large car show in Västerås, Sweden for American cars (especially those from the 1950s and 1960s). ...

External link

  • Västerås (http://www.vasteras.se) - Official site



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