Norberg Municipality

Norberg Municipality (Norbergs kommun) is a municipality in Västmanland County in central Sweden. Its seat is located in the town of Norberg.

Norberg Municipality

Norbergs kommun

Coat of arms
CountrySweden
CountyVästmanland County
SeatNorberg
Area
  Total447.67 km2 (172.85 sq mi)
  Land417.8 km2 (161.3 sq mi)
  Water29.87 km2 (11.53 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
Population
 (31 December 2018)[2]
  Total5,795
  Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceVästmanland
Municipal code1962
Websitewww.norberg.se

History

The area, located within Bergslagen, the mining district of central Sweden, has historically been a mining area directed at iron. In the 1970s, archeological finds traced the blast furnace in Lapphyttan to the 12th century, predating the earlier known with 300 years.

In the 1390s, Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson was born on a farm outside the town Norberg. He was later to lead notable freedom-rebellions in 1434 against the King.

The coat of arms was created in 1948, and was formally granted and registered as a municipal arms with the municipal reform of 1971. The lower half corresponds to the arms of Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson: Three half lilies in a triangle; the upper half is the sign of iron.

Geography

Geographically the town is situated by the small rivulet Norbergsån, around which its oldest part, including the 14th century Norberg Church and the Mill, are situated. Several houses are from the 18th century.

Twin towns – sister cities

References

  1. "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 2014-01-01. Archived from the original (Microsoft Excel) on 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  2. "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2018" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2019. Retrieved February 23, 2019.

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