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Värmland
Värmland
County (Värmlands län) is a county or län in west central Sweden. It borders the Swedish counties of Dalarna, Örebro and Västra Götaland, as well as the Norwegian counties of Østfold, Akershus
Akershus
and Hedmark
Hedmark
to the west. Prince Carl Philip
Prince Carl Philip
is Duke of Värmland.

Contents

1 Province 2 Administration 3 Politics 4 Municipalities 5 Climate 6 Heraldry 7 See also 8 References and notes 9 External links

Province[edit] Main article: Värmland The county has more or less the same boundaries as Värmland
Värmland
Province, except that the municipalities of Karlskoga and Degerfors are part of Örebro County. Administration[edit] Värmland
Värmland
County was formed in 1779, when it was separated from Närke and Värmland
Värmland
County. The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfil the goals set in national politics by the Riksdag
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 Värmland Governors. Politics[edit] The County Council of Värmland
Värmland
is called Landstinget i Värmland. Municipalities[edit] Main page: Category:Municipalities of Värmland
Värmland
County

Arvika Eda Filipstad Forshaga Grums Hagfors Hammarö Karlstad Kil Kristinehamn Munkfors Storfors Sunne Säffle Torsby Årjäng

Climate[edit] Värmland
Värmland
being a landlocked county results in greater temperature differences than at the nearby west coast of Sweden
Sweden
and south coast of Norway. As a result the southern areas of the county has a humid continental climate with strong oceanic influences. The latter climate type is prevalent in a small area at the shores of Lake Vänern due to recent warming. More northerly areas see a subarctic climate with relatively mild winters for the climate type. The subarctic classification of areas such as Hagfors
Hagfors
and Torsby
Torsby
is more due to the cool summer nights that renders September below 10 °C (50 °F) in mean temperatures.

Climate data for Karlstad, 2002-2015, extremes from 1901, precipitation 1961-1990

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 10.2 (50.4) 12.6 (54.7) 20.1 (68.2) 25.8 (78.4) 29.0 (84.2) 32.5 (90.5) 34.0 (93.2) 32.0 (89.6) 25.2 (77.4) 20.0 (68) 14.7 (58.5) 11.5 (52.7) 34.0 (93.2)

Average high °C (°F) −0.2 (31.6) 0.6 (33.1) 5.2 (41.4) 11.5 (52.7) 16.2 (61.2) 20.1 (68.2) 22.6 (72.7) 21.3 (70.3) 16.8 (62.2) 9.9 (49.8) 5.0 (41) 1.1 (34) 10.8 (51.4)

Daily mean °C (°F) −2.6 (27.3) −2.3 (27.9) 0.9 (33.6) 6.1 (43) 10.9 (51.6) 14.7 (58.5) 17.6 (63.7) 16.5 (61.7) 12.3 (54.1) 6.5 (43.7) 2.5 (36.5) −1.6 (29.1) 6.7 (44.1)

Average low °C (°F) −5.1 (22.8) −5.2 (22.6) −3.3 (26.1) 0.8 (33.4) 5.6 (42.1) 9.4 (48.9) 12.7 (54.9) 11.7 (53.1) 7.7 (45.9) 3.1 (37.6) 0.1 (32.2) −4.3 (24.3) 2.7 (36.9)

Record low °C (°F) −32.5 (−26.5) −36.0 (−32.8) −26.9 (−16.4) −18.4 (−1.1) −5.0 (23) −1.8 (28.8) 3.5 (38.3) 1.0 (33.8) −5.0 (23) −12.0 (10.4) −19.9 (−3.8) −28.0 (−18.4) −36.0 (−32.8)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 46.1 (1.815) 32.8 (1.291) 38.8 (1.528) 39.0 (1.535) 43.9 (1.728) 56.3 (2.217) 65.4 (2.575) 76.1 (2.996) 73.0 (2.874) 70.7 (2.783) 72.6 (2.858) 50.7 (1.996) 665.3 (26.193)

Mean monthly sunshine hours 47 70 174 220 254 287 265 223 181 103 48 44 1,916

Source #1: [2]

Source #2: [3]

Climate data for Arvika
Arvika
(roughly 50 km north of Karlstad) — Extremes 1945-present, precipitation 1961-1990

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 10.2 (50.4) 11.8 (53.2) 20.4 (68.7) 25.5 (77.9) 29.8 (85.6) 33.8 (92.8) 32.8 (91) 33.9 (93) 28.0 (82.4) 20.4 (68.7) 15.2 (59.4) 13.0 (55.4) 33.9 (93)

Average high °C (°F) −0.6 (30.9) 0.5 (32.9) 5.6 (42.1) 11.8 (53.2) 16.6 (61.9) 20.7 (69.3) 22.9 (73.2) 21.4 (70.5) 16.9 (62.4) 9.9 (49.8) 4.9 (40.8) 0.3 (32.5) 10.9 (51.6)

Daily mean °C (°F) −4.4 (24.1) −3.8 (25.2) −0.2 (31.6) 5.4 (41.7) 10.2 (50.4) 14.2 (57.6) 16.9 (62.4) 15.4 (59.7) 11.0 (51.8) 5.3 (41.5) 1.6 (34.9) −3.3 (26.1) 5.6 (42.1)

Average low °C (°F) −8.2 (17.2) −8.2 (17.2) −6.0 (21.2) −0.9 (30.4) 3.8 (38.8) 7.7 (45.9) 10.8 (51.4) 9.5 (49.1) 5.1 (41.2) 0.8 (33.4) −1.7 (28.9) −7.0 (19.4) 0.4 (32.7)

Record low °C (°F) −35.5 (−31.9) −38.0 (−36.4) −30.0 (−22) −16.0 (3.2) −6.7 (19.9) −3.4 (25.9) 1.2 (34.2) −1.9 (28.6) −7.0 (19.4) −14.5 (5.9) −24.0 (−11.2) −31.9 (−25.4) −38.0 (−36.4)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 43.5 (1.713) 30.8 (1.213) 31.5 (1.24) 37.6 (1.48) 44.6 (1.756) 62.0 (2.441) 71.6 (2.819) 80.8 (3.181) 73.5 (2.894) 71.5 (2.815) 64.3 (2.531) 44.5 (1.752) 656.0 (25.827)

Source #1: [4]

Source #2: [5]

Climate data for Blomskog (southerly near Norwegian border) (2002-2015 temp averages, 1964-1990 precipitation, extremes since 1964)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 10.0 (50) 12.7 (54.9) 20.0 (68) 26.6 (79.9) 28.6 (83.5) 31.1 (88) 32.7 (90.9) 32.9 (91.2) 25.6 (78.1) 20.0 (68) 13.8 (56.8) 10.0 (50) 32.9 (91.2)

Average high °C (°F) 0.0 (32) 0.4 (32.7) 4.7 (40.5) 10.8 (51.4) 15.3 (59.5) 19.2 (66.6) 21.5 (70.7) 20.2 (68.4) 15.9 (60.6) 9.5 (49.1) 4.8 (40.6) 0.9 (33.6) 10.2 (50.4)

Daily mean °C (°F) −2.7 (27.1) −2.6 (27.3) 0.4 (32.7) 5.5 (41.9) 10.0 (50) 13.7 (56.7) 16.5 (61.7) 15.5 (59.9) 11.9 (53.4) 6.1 (43) 2.2 (36) −1.8 (28.8) 6.2 (43.2)

Average low °C (°F) −5.3 (22.5) −5.7 (21.7) −3.8 (25.2) 0.2 (32.4) 4.7 (40.5) 8.3 (46.9) 11.5 (52.7) 10.8 (51.4) 6.9 (44.4) 2.7 (36.9) −0.3 (31.5) −4.6 (23.7) 2.1 (35.8)

Record low °C (°F) −32.4 (−26.3) −36.5 (−33.7) −27.0 (−16.6) −15.3 (4.5) −5.6 (21.9) −2.7 (27.1) 0.9 (33.6) −2.0 (28.4) −6.8 (19.8) −14.2 (6.4) −25.4 (−13.7) −30.3 (−22.5) −36.5 (−33.7)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 52.2 (2.055) 37.1 (1.461) 41.4 (1.63) 38.1 (1.5) 42.6 (1.677) 55.9 (2.201) 59.3 (2.335) 70.1 (2.76) 76.3 (3.004) 78.8 (3.102) 72.4 (2.85) 52.1 (2.051) 676.5 (26.634)

Source #1: SMHI Precipitation
Precipitation
normals 1961-1990[6]

Source #2: SMHI average data 2002-2015[7]

Climate data for Gustavsfors (central Värmland) (2002-2015 temp averages, 1961-1990 precipitation, extremes since 1917)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 8.8 (47.8) 11.3 (52.3) 17.7 (63.9) 25.2 (77.4) 28.5 (83.3) 33.4 (92.1) 33.4 (92.1) 34.4 (93.9) 27.2 (81) 20.2 (68.4) 13.1 (55.6) 9.8 (49.6) 34.4 (93.9)

Average high °C (°F) −1.9 (28.6) −0.6 (30.9) 3.4 (38.1) 10.7 (51.3) 15.4 (59.7) 19.6 (67.3) 22.0 (71.6) 20.3 (68.5) 15.6 (60.1) 8.5 (47.3) 3.4 (38.1) −1.3 (29.7) 8.7 (47.7)

Daily mean °C (°F) −5.8 (21.6) −5.2 (22.6) −2.0 (28.4) 4.3 (39.7) 9.0 (48.2) 12.9 (55.2) 15.8 (60.4) 14.4 (57.9) 9.8 (49.6) 4.3 (39.7) 0.2 (32.4) −4.9 (23.2) 4.4 (39.9)

Average low °C (°F) −9.6 (14.7) −9.6 (14.7) −7.4 (18.7) −2.2 (28) 2.7 (36.9) 6.3 (43.3) 9.6 (49.3) 8.4 (47.1) 3.9 (39) 0.0 (32) −3.0 (26.6) −8.5 (16.7) −0.7 (30.7)

Record low °C (°F) −42.0 (−43.6) −38.0 (−36.4) −31.7 (−25.1) −26.6 (−15.9) −9.4 (15.1) −3.9 (25) −0.9 (30.4) −3.4 (25.9) −8.2 (17.2) −17.6 (0.3) −27.9 (−18.2) −35.4 (−31.7) −42.0 (−43.6)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 41.7 (1.642) 29.4 (1.157) 34.6 (1.362) 39.3 (1.547) 48.2 (1.898) 68.0 (2.677) 79.9 (3.146) 80.2 (3.157) 75.6 (2.976) 65.2 (2.567) 62.3 (2.453) 47.0 (1.85) 671.3 (26.429)

Source #1: SMHI Precipitation
Precipitation
normals 1961-1990[8]

Source #2: SMHI average data Jan 2002 - Dec 2015[9]

Heraldry[edit] The county of Värmland
Värmland
inherited its coat of arms from the province of the same name. When it is shown with a royal crown it represents the County Administrative Board. Blazon: "Argent, an Eagle displayed Azure beaked, langued and membered Gules." See also[edit]

Duke of Värmland, a title for members of the royal family (see Duchies in Sweden) The title is presently held by Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland Egenäs

References and notes[edit]

^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 30 september 2017 och befolkningsförändringar 1 juli–30 september 2017. Totalt". Statistics Sweden. 8 November 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2017.  ^ "Average Monthly & Yearly Data 2002-2014". SMHI. Retrieved 16 April 2016.  ^ " Precipitation
Precipitation
Normals 1961-1990". SMHI. Retrieved 23 May 2015.  ^ "Monthly & Yearly Statistics". SMHI. Retrieved 27 May 2015.  ^ " Precipitation
Precipitation
normals 1961-1990 ( Arvika
Arvika
code 9240)". SMHI. Retrieved 8 April 2016.  ^ "Average Precipitation
Precipitation
for Stations (Swedish)". Swedish Metereological and Hydrological Institute (Blomskog code 9213). Retrieved 14 May 2016.  ^ "Annual and Monthly Statistics". SMHI. 14 May 2016.  ^ "Average Precipitation
Precipitation
for Stations" (in Swedish). Swedish Metereological and Hydrological Institute (Gustavsfors code 10 309). Retrieved 16 March 2016.  ^ "Annual & Monthly Statistics 2002-2015". SMHI. 16 March 2016. 

External links[edit]

Värmland
Värmland
County Administrative Board Värmland
Värmland
County Council Värmland
Värmland
Regional Association Heraldry of Värmland

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Counties (län) of Sweden

Blekinge Dalarna Gävleborg Gotland Halland Jämtland Jönköping Kalmar Kronoberg Norrbotten Örebro Östergötland Scania (Skåne) Södermanland Stockholm Uppsala Värmland Västerbotten Västernorrland Västmanland Västra Götaland

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Municipalities and seats of Värmland
Värmland
County

Municipalities

Årjäng Arvika Eda Filipstad Forshaga Grums Hagfors Hammarö Karlstad Kil Kristinehamn Munkfors Säffle Storfors Sunne Torsby

Municipal seats

Årjäng Arvika Charlottenberg Filipstad Forshaga Grums Hagfors Karlstad Kil Kristinehamn Munkfors Säffle Skoghall Storfors Sunne Torsby

Counties of Sweden Sweden

Coordinates: 59°25′32″N 13°16′17″E / 59.425522°N 13.271484°E / 59.42552