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Vastmanland County
Västmanland County
Västmanlands län
Flag of Västmanland County
Coat of arms of Västmanland County
Västmanland County in Sweden
Västmanland County in Sweden
Location map of Västmanland County in Sweden
Location map of Västmanland County in Sweden
Country Sweden
Founded1634
CapitalVästerås
Municipalities
Government
 o GovernorMinoo Akhtarzand
 o CouncilLandstinget Västmanland
Area
 o Total5,145.8 km2 (1,986.8 sq mi)
Population
(September 30, 2017)[1]
 o Total270,535
 o Density53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE-U
GDP/ NominalSEK 60,287 million (2004)
GDP per capitaSEK 233,000
NUTS RegionSE125
Websitewww.u.lst.se

Västmanland County (Swedish: Västmanlands län) is a county or län in central Sweden. It borders the counties of Södermanland, Örebro, Gävleborg, Dalarna and Uppsala. The county also has a stretch of shoreline towards Mälaren (Sweden's third largest lake).

Province

For history, geography and culture, see: Västmanland (Westmannia)

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 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 a Government Agency headed by a Governor. See List of Västmanland Governors.

Politics

The County Council of Västmanland or Landstinget Västmanland.

Riksdag elections

The table details all Riksdag election results of Västmanland County since the unicameral era began in 1970. The blocs denote which party would support the Prime Minister or the lead opposition party towards the end of the elected parliament.

Year Turnout Votes V S MP C L KD M SD NyD Left Right
1970[2] 87.9 148,587 4.8 53.5 17.8 14.8 1.4 7.3 58.3 39.9
1973[3] 90.7 155,418 5.2 50.8 23.2 9.0 1.4 9.7 56.0 42.0
1976[4] 91.7 163,608 4.3 50.3 21.0 11.2 1.2 11.6 54.6 43.8
1979[5] 90.7 164,056 5.1 50.5 15.5 10.7 1.1 16.1 55.6 42.3
1982[6] 91.6 167,995 5.5 52.6 1.4 13.4 5.9 1.5 19.4 58.2 38.7
1985[7] 89.7 167,297 5.3 51.7 1.3 10.4 13.8 17.0 57.0 41.3
1988[8] 85.0 158,748 5.8 50.2 4.5 9.6 12.7 2.3 14.0 60.5 36.4
1991[9] 85.9 162,451 4.4 44.1 2.8 6.9 9.7 6.4 17.7 7.5 48.5 40.7
1994[10] 86.5 164,306 6.3 51.2 4.7 6.0 7.2 3.3 19.0 1.2 62.2 35.6
1998[11] 80.4 150,609 13.3 41.1 4.3 4.7 4.5 10.8 19.9 58.7 39.8
2002[12] 78.4 149,321 8.7 45.0 4.4 5.7 13.3 8.0 12.4 1.1 58.0 39.4
2006[13] 80.8 148,299 6.2 39.8 4.3 6.9 8.1 5.7 23.3 2.5 50.3 44.0
2010[14] 84.4 160,143 5.7 36.4 5.9 5.2 7.5 4.6 27.1 6.2 48.0 44.4
2014[15] 85.2 166,939 5.4 35.9 5.1 5.2 5.2 3.9 21.4 14.8 46.4 35.7
2018[16] 86.7 172,719 7.1 31.4 3.0 6.7 5.5 5.8 19.2 20.1 48.1 50.5

Municipalities

The lake at the lower right is Mälaren; at the lower left is Hjälmaren.

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Demographics

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.[17] The chart lists election years and the last year on record alone. Heby Municipality was included in the 2002 overall statistics, since it was part of the county at the time.

Location 2002 2006 2010 2014 2018 2019
Arboga 9.6 10.9 12.1 15.4 19.0 19.2
Fagersta 21.6 23.1 26.0 31.2 34.7 35.0
Hallstahammar 21.5 22.1 22.8 24.7 26.7 27.3
Kungsör 14.1 14.5 15.4 18.9 24.8 25.2
Köping 18.4 19.4 21.6 24.9 28.7 29.0
Norberg 12.0 13.3 13.0 16.7 19.7 19.7
Sala 9.7 10.1 11.6 13.8 18.0 18.3
Skinnskatteberg 17.7 17.7 18.7 22.2 23.0 23.5
Surahammar 24.2 24.3 24.8 26.2 27.2 27.1
Västerås 20.3 21.9 24.2 26.4 29.9 30.8
Total 17.8 19.6 21.6 24.2 27.7 28.4
Source: SCB [17]

Heraldry

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

Sports

ABB Arena Syd, the largest permanent indoor arena for bandy in Sweden

Football in the county is administered by Västmanlands Fotbollförbund. Bandy is also popular, with the most successful Swedish team Västerås SK. Several Bandy World Championship finals have been played in Västerås.

References and notes

  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. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1970" (PDF). SCB. Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1973" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1976" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 2021.
  5. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1979" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 2021.
  6. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1982)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 2021.
  7. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1985" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 2021.
  8. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1988)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 2021.
  9. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1991" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 2021.
  10. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1994" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 2021.
  11. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 2021.
  12. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag 2002" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 2021.
  13. ^ "Allmänna val 17 september 2006" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 2021.
  14. ^ "Röster - Val 2010" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 2021.
  15. ^ "Röster - Val 2014" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 2021.
  16. ^ "Röster - Val 2018" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 2021.
  17. ^ a b "PxWeb - välj variabler och värden" (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 2020.

External links

Coordinates: 59°38?44?N 16°25?28?E / 59.64554°N 16.424561°E / 59.64554; 16.424561


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