Jemtia

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Jemtia, or Jämtland (or simply Jamtland as it is known by its local dialect), is a historical Province or landskap in the north of Sweden. It borders to Herdalia, Medelpadia, Angermannia, Laponia and to Norway. Some of its inhabitants speak the Jamska language.


Template:Infobox Landskap

County

For current affairs see: Jämtland County

Jemtia, makes up three quarters of, and is virtually comprised within the boundaries of Jämtland County.

History

Main article: History of Jemtia

Jemtia was historically a province of Norway, but in 1645 it was ceded to Sweden by the Treaty of Brömsebro.

Geography

Main article: Geography of Jemtia

Jemtia was historically divided into one chartered city and several districts.

Cities & Towns

Districts

Facts

1The peak of this mountain is actually located a few meters into Norway, which makes the 1,728 m summit (named Storsola) of Templet, another mountain in the same massif, the highest point within the borders of the landskap proper.

Culture

Main article: Culture of Jemtia

The Jämthund is a canine breed, named after the province. Since the end of the last ice age, Jämthunds have been friends and helpers of man. Even if it is not explicitly stated, popular perception holds that, the dog depicted in the coat of arms is of the breed.

According to legend it is believed that Storsjön, literally The Large Lake, harbours a large sea creature or monster. There are witness reports but not unlike the Loch Ness monster this remains to be established conclusively. Regardless of any proven existence, the Storsjö monster was officially protected in 1986 under a newly drafted law that guaranteed its safety from hunters and fortune seekers.

Heraldry

Main article: Heraldry of Jemtia

The arms is represented with a dukal coronet. Blazon: "Azure an Elk passant Argent armed Gules attacked from behind by a flying Falcon Or and from front by a Dog rampant of the same."

Dukes of Jemtia

Since 1772, Swedish Princes have been created Dukes of various provinces. This is solely a nominal title.

External links


de:Jämtland

la:Iemtia hu:Jämtland tartomány ro:Jämtland sv:Jämtland

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