Västernorrland County

'Västernorrland County, Västernorrlands län, is part of Norrland in Sweden, largely consisting of provinces Ångermanland and Medelpad. The region is dominated by forests, with most inhabitants living in the coastal cities of Sundsvall, Örnsköldsvik and Härnösand.



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Sundsvall Bridge (Sundsvallsbron) actually bypasses that city


Västernorrland ("Western Norrland") might sound like a strange name for a county at the eastern seaboard. However, it represents a shift in Swedish borders; Jämtland (to the west) used to belong to Norway, while what today is Finland belonged to Sweden, and therefore also was considered part of Norrland; see Sweden#History.

Since the late 19th century, the county has been the centre of the Swedish wood industry.

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See also E4 through Sweden.


Höga kusten landscape



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