Dalarna County

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

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.

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Administration

Dalarna County was known as Kopparberg County, or Kopparbergs län, until 1997. Kopparberg literally means Copper Mountain.

The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfil the goals set in national politics by the Parliament 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.

Municipalities

Main article: Municipalities of Dalarna

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