Herdalia

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Herdalia, or Härjedalen, is a historical Province or landskap in the north of Sweden. It borders to Dalecarlia, Helsingia, Medelpadia, Jemtia and to Norway.


Template:Infobox Landskap

County

For current affairs see: Jämtland County

Herdalia today makes up Härjedalen Municipality, which constitutes the southern part of Jämtland County.

History

Main article: History of Herdalia

The legend has it that province is named after a powerful but lawless man named "Härje", who escaped the arm of the law of the Norwegian king by settling in the remote valley. The name Härjedalen literally means the "Valley of Härje". The province was ceded to Sweden by Denmark-Norway in the Treaty of Brömsebro, 1645.

Geography

Main article: Geography of Herdalia

Herdalia was historically divided into districts.

Districts

National parks

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The mere Björnskalletjärn, with Helags visible in the background

Culture

Main article: Culture of Herdalia

Heraldry

Main article: Heraldry of Herdalia

The arms is represented with a dukal coronet. Blazon: "Argent a Sledgehammer Sable with Core Gules between Tongs of the second and two Hammers adorsed in pale of the second handled Gules."

External links


de:Härjedalen

la:Herdalia hu:Härjedalen tartomány sv:Härjedalen

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