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Encyclopedia > Wermelandia

Wermelandia, or Värmland, is a historical province or landskap in the west of middle Sweden. It borders to Westrogothia, Dalia, Dalecarlia, Westmannia and Nericia. It is also bounded by Norway in the east.

Värmland
Land Svealand
County Värmland County
Area 18,164 km²
Provincial flower
- Swedish
- Latin
Chickweed wintergreen
Skogstjärna
Trientalis europaea
Provincial animal Wolf

Map highlighting the location of Wermelandia

Population

The population of Wermelandia is 312,966 as of 2004. It distrubutes over three counties as follows:

County Population
Värmland County 273,563
part of Örebro County 38,941
part of Västra Götaland County 462

County

For current affairs see: Värmland County


Wermelandia has virtually the same boundaries as Värmland County. The main exception is a smaller part to the south east which belongs to the Örebro County.


History

Main article: History of Wermelandia


Eastern Wermelandia traditionally belongs to the mining district of Bergslagen.


Geography

Main article: Geography of Wermelandia


Wermelandia was historically divided into chartered cities and districts. One district formed part of Bergslagen and was a mountain district, and all the other districts were hundreds.


Cities

Districts

Facts

  • Highest mountain: Granberget at Höljes 701 meters
  • Largest lake: Vänern
  • The ridge of Kilsbergen separates Wermelandia from Nericia.

Culture

Main article: Culture of Wermelandia


Heraldry

Main article: Heraldry of Wermelandia


Arms granted in 1560, and revised in 1567 to the current one, with later minor revisions. The arms is represented with a dukal coronet. Blazon: "Argent, an Eagle displayed Azure beaked, langued and membered Gules."


Dukes of Wermelandia

Since 1772, Swedish Princes have been created Dukes of various provinces. This is solely a nominal title.

External links

  • Värmland (http://www.varmland.se/) - Tourist site



 
 

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