Place:Kopparberg, Sweden


Alt namesDalarnas län
Dalarnasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Dalecarliasource: Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2001) acessed 05/30/2000
Kopparbergsource: Britannica Book of the Year (1992) p 707; Times Atlas of the World (1994) Plate 52
Kopparbergs Länsource: NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
Coordinates60.333°N 15.0°E
Located inSweden
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Dalarna County is a county or län in central Sweden (Svealand). It borders on the counties of Uppsala, Jämtland, Gävleborg, Västmanland, Örebro and Värmland. It also borders on the Norwegian counties of Hedmark and Trøndelag to the west. It was formerly known as Kopparberg County until the name was changed to that of the provincial region on 1 January 1997. The province of Dalarna is slightly larger than the county, as the westernmost part of Ljusdal Municipality belongs to it.

The term Dalarna County is mainly used for administrative purposes; it is further divided into municipalities (kommuner). Dalarna County encompasses nearly all of the cultural and historical province of Dalarna (literally, "the valleys"). For the most part sparsely populated and with extensive tracts of wilderness, Dalarna County is almost as large as Belgium in terms of land area.

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