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ärmland

Värmland, or Wermelandia, is a traditional province or landskap in the east of middle Sweden. It borders to Västergötland, Dalsland, Dalarna, Västmanland and Närke. It is also bounded by Norway in the east. There is futhermore a County of Värmland.

Värmland
LandSvealand
County Värmland
Area18,204 km²
Provincial flower
- Swedish
- Latin
Chickweed wintergreen[?]
Skogstjärna
Trientalis europaea
Provincial animalWolf
Provincial birdRed-throated Diver
Provincial fishSmelt

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County For current affairs see: County of Värmland

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

History Main article: History of Värmland

Chartered cities before 1971:

Eastern Värmland traditionally belongs to the mining district of Bergslagen.

Geography Main article: Geography of Värmland

  • Highest mountain: Granberget at Höljes 701 meters
  • Larget lake: Vänern

Culture Main article: Culture of Värmland[?]

Heraldry Main article: Heraldry of Värmland[?]

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."

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