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Jürgen Howaldt

Bergslagen is a vaguely defined area in Svealand in central Sweden. It is known as the historical heartland of Swedish mining, metallurgy and industry. During the 20th century most mines closed down making Malmfälten in Kiruna Municipality the de facto centre of Swedish mining. However, several industrial and mining heritages remains including the two s in Falun and Fagersta.
The area contains large parts of Västmanland, Dalarna (called Dalabergslagen) and Värmland (called Värmlands bergslag). More inclusive definitions also tend to include adjoined parts of Närke, Södermanland County, Östergötland, Uppsala County and Gävleborg county.

Traditional mining and industrial sites


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