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Dalarna County
Dalarnas län
County of Sweden
Skyline of Dalarna County
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
Country Sweden
Founded 1634
Capital Falun
Municipalities
Government
 • Governor Maria Norrfalk
 • Council Landstinget Dalarna
Area
 • Total 28,188.8 km (10,883.8 sq mi)
Population (September 30, 2017)
 • Total 285,724
 • Density 10/km (26/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code SE-W
GDP/ Nominal SEK 62,604 million (2004)
GDP per capita SEK 226,000
NUTS Region SE312
Website www.w.lst.se

Dalarna County (Swedish: Dalarnas län) is a county or län in middle Sweden. It borders the counties of Uppsala, Jämtland, Gävleborg, Västmanland, Örebro and Värmland. It is also bordered by the Norwegian counties of Hedmark and Sør-Trøndelag in the west.

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.

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. 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 Landstinget Dalarna primarily handles health care and public transportation.

After the Swedish general election in 2014, the Dalarna County council are represented by the following political parties:

Moderate Party Christian Democrats Centre Party Liberal People's Party Green Party Social Democratic Party Left Party Sweden Democrats Dalarna Health Care Party others
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
34 092 18,8 16 7 605 4,2 3 19 053 10,5 10 7 711 4,3 3 9 626 5,3 4 62 020 34,2 29 13 248 7,3 6 18 513 10,2 8 8 265 4,5 4 1 153 0,6 0

Governors

Municipalities

Municipalities of Dalarna County.

Main article: Municipalities of Dalarna County

In Dalarna Province:

  • Älvdalen
  • Avesta
  • Borlänge
  • Falun
  • Gagnef
  • Hedemora
  • Leksand
  • Ludvika
  • Malung-Sälen
  • Mora
  • Orsa
  • Rättvik
  • Säter
  • Smedjebacken
  • Vansbro

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

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

  • Duke of Dalarna, a title for members of the royal family (see Duchies in Sweden)
  • University College of Dalarna
  • Dalecarlian horse
  • Ecomuseum Bergslagen
  • Scandinavian Mountains Airport
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