Medelpadia

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Medelpadia, or Medelpad, is a historical Province or landskap in north of Sweden. It borders to Helsingia, Herdalia, Jemtia, Angermannia and the Gulf of Bothnia.


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County

For current affairs see: Västernorrland County

Medelpadia comprises the southern part of Västernorrland County.

History

Main article: History of Medelpadia

Geography

Main article: Geography of Medelpadia

Medelpadia was historically divided into a chartered city and several districts.

City

Districts

Facts

  • Highest mountain: Myckelmyrberget 577 meters
  • Largest lake: Holmsjön

The coast line on the Gulf of Bothnia, called the "High Coast", has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The land still rises at the rate of about one centimetre per year, as an effect of the last ice age that ended in the 7th millennium BC.

Culture

Main article: Culture of Medelpadia

The province is a part of Norrland and as such considered to be Northern Sweden. Though, in a geographical sense the province is located in the middle of Sweden and this is reflected in the name Medelpadia.

The Arctic Hare is the provincial animal, but the Skvader, a fictional animal, was popular in an innofficial referendum held 1987.

Heraldry

Main article: Heraldry of Medelpadia

As with other Swedish provinces the arms can be represented showing a dukal coronet. Blazon: "Four times parted per fess wavy, Azure, Argent, Gules, Argent and Azure."

External link

  • Mid Sweden (http://www.upplevmittsverige.nu/) - Official tourist site for Medelpad & Ångermanland


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