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Dalarna County
Dalarna County

Dalarnas län
Korpimäcki Reserve in July 2008
Korpimäcki Reserve in July 2008
Flag of Dalarna County
Flag
Coat of arms of Dalarna County
Coat of arms
Dalarna County in Sweden
Dalarna County in Sweden
Location map of Dalarna County in Sweden
Location map of Dalarna County in Sweden
Coordinates: 60°40?43?N 15°36?02?E / 60.67861°N 15.60056°E / 60.67861; 15.60056
CountrySweden
Largest cityBorlänge
Founded1634
CapitalFalun
Municipalities
Government
 o GovernorMaria Norrfalk
 o CouncilLandstinget Dalarna
Area
 o Total28,188.8 km2 (10,883.8 sq mi)
Population
(September 30, 2017)[1]
 o Total285,724
 o Density10/km2 (26/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE-W
GDP/ NominalSEK 62,604 million (2004)
GDP per capitaSEK 226,000
NUTS RegionSE312
Websitewww.w.lst.se

Dalarna County (Swedish: Dalarnas län) is a county or län in middle Sweden (Svealand). It borders the counties of Uppsala, Jämtland, Gävleborg, Västmanland, Örebro and Värmland. It is also bordered by the Norwegian counties of Hedmark and Trøndelag in the west. Its former name was Kopparberg County (Swedish: Kopparbergs län) until it was changed to the name of the provincial region on 1 January 1997.

The term Dalarna County is mainly used for administrative purposes, being further subdivided into municipalities (kommuner). Dalarna County virtually encompasses the historical province Dalarna (literally, "the valleys"), that deals with history and culture of the area. The widespread and often sparsely populated wilderness areas combine to make Dalarna almost as large as Belgium in terms of land area.

History

In older times, Dalarna was periodically part of the territory ruled by the governor of Västerås Castle. The 1634 Instrument of Government led to the creation of a county covering Dalarna with its own County Governor. The Kopparbergs län (literally Copper Mountain County) was finally created by royal decree in 1647.[2] In 1997, the name of the county was changed to Dalarna County.

Administration

The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfil the goals set in national politics by the Riksdag and the Government, to coordinate the interests and 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 a Government Agency headed by a Governor. See List of Dalarna Governors.

Politics

The county council of Dalarna or Region Dalarna primarily handles health care and public transportation.

After the Swedish county council election in 2018, the following political parties are represented in the Dalarna county council:[3]

Party Seats Votes %
Social Democrats 24 53,466 28.61%
Moderate Party 16 35,291 18.89%
Sweden Democrats 10 22,586 12.09%
Centre Party 9 21,243 11.37%
Left Party 6 14,248 7.62%
Dalarna Health Care Party 6 13,170 7.05%
Christian Democrats 6 13,169 7.05%
Liberals 3 6,816 3.65%
Green Party 3 5,780 3.09%
Others - 1,102 0.59%
Total 83 186,871 100%
Turnout 191,068 84.95%

Governors

Municipalities

Municipalities of Dalarna County.

In Dalarna Province:

Locations by population

Pos Locality Population
1 Borlänge 41,734
2 Falun 37,291
3 Avesta 14,506
4 Ludvika 14,498
5 Mora 10,896
6 Hedemora 7,273
7 Leksand 5,934
8 Orsa 5,308
9 Malung 5,126
10 Smedjebacken 5,100
11 Rättvik 4,686
12 Säter 4,429
13 Grängesberg 3,481
14 Insjön 2,149
15 Vansbro 2,026
16 Mockfjärd 1,937
17 Bjursås 1,839
18 Grycksbo 1,825
19 Älvdalen 1,810
20 Långshyttan 1,671
21 Dala-Järna 1,413
22 Djurås 1,278
23 Siljansnäs 1,268
24 Svärdsjö 1,251
25 Vikarbyn 1,171
26 Horndal 1,114
27 Ornäs 1,068
28 Gagnef 1,049

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Foreign background

SCB have collected statistics on backgrounds of residents since 2002. These tables consist of all who have two foreign-born parents or are born abroad themselves.[5] The chart lists election years and the last year on record alone.

Location 2002 2006 2010 2014 2018 2019
Avesta 10.8 11.7 12.7 16.7 22.5 22.9
Borlänge 11.4 13.5 17.2 20.4 24.2 24.9
Falun 7.6 8.5 9.8 11.0 13.3 13.6
Gagnef 7.6 7.9 8.3 8.7 10.0 10.1
Hedemora 9.3 10.3 11.1 13.8 17.9 18.2
Leksand 5.1 5.6 6.7 8.3 10.9 11.0
Ludvika 10.4 11.0 14.0 17.1 22.9 23.3
Malung-Sälen 5.8 7.4 9.0 10.1 12.9 13.5
Mora 4.4 5.3 6.5 7.6 9.7 10.1
Orsa 4.7 6.4 8.4 10.3 14.3 14.6
Rättvik 4.0 4.8 5.4 6.1 7.9 8.0
Smedjebacken 9.9 10.5 12.0 13.3 15.0 14.8
Säter 5.2 5.6 6.4 7.5 8.7 9.2
Vansbro 4.2 4.8 5.5 6.8 9.8 9.8
Älvdalen 3.3 4.1 5.8 7.1 9.6 9.8
Total 8.0 9.0 10.9 12.9 16.2 16.6
Source: SCB [5]

Heraldry

The Dalarna County inherited its coat of arms from the province of Dalarna. When it is shown with a royal crown it represents the County Administrative Board.

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 30 september 2017 och befolkningsförändringar 1 juli-30 september 2017. Totalt". Statistics Sweden. 2017-11-08. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Dalarna in Nordisk familjebok (in Swedish)
  3. ^ "Val till landstingsfullmäktige i Dalarnas län - Valda 2018" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved .
  4. ^ http://www.scb.se/Statistik/MI/MI0810/2010A01Z/05_Tatorter2010_befolkning_1960_2010.xls
  5. ^ a b "PxWeb - välj variabler och värden" (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 2020.

External links

Coordinates: 60°40?43?N 15°36?02?E / 60.678559°N 15.600586°E / 60.678559; 15.600586


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