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Uppland

Uppland, or Uplandia, is a traditional province or landskap on the eastern coast of Sweden. It borders to Södermanland, Västmanland and Gästrikland. It is also bounded by lake Mälaren and the Baltic sea.

Uppland
LandSvealand
Counties Uppsala
Stockholm
Västmanland
Area12,677 km²
Provincial flower
- Swedish
- Latin
Leper lily
Kungsängslilja
Fritillaria meleagris
Provincial animalWhite-tailed eagle
Provincial fishAspius[?]

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Counties For current affairs see: The Counties of Uppsala, Stockholm or Västmanland

The historical province of Uppland is divided upon the County of Uppsala, which occupies the heartland, the County of Stockholm, which has claimed about a third of the territory in the south and the County of Västmanland, taking a quarter in the west.

History Main article: History of Uppland[?]

Chartered cities before 1971:

The Swedish Capital of Stockholm is divided upon two provinces. The southern half lies in Södermanland and the northern half in Uppland.

Geography Main article: Geography of Uppland[?]

  • Highest mountain:: Upplandsberget at Siggeforasjön, 117 meters
  • Largest lake: Mälaren
  • National parks: Ängsö, Färnebofjärden

Culture Main article: Culture of Uppland[?]

Uppsala is the seat of the Archbishop of the Church of Sweden.

Heraldry Main article: Heraldry of Uppland[?]

Arms granted in 1560. The arms is represented with a dukal crown. Blazon: "Gules, a Royal Orb Or gemmed of the field and Azure with the cross bottoned Argent."

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