10 Informative Västerås Facts

Västerås Facts

  1. Västerås is one of the oldest cities in Sweden and Northern Europe.
  2. Västerås is a city in the county of Västmanland in Sweden.
  3. The Population of Västerås is 152,078, as of 2018.
  4. Västerås is the seat of Västerås Municipality, the capital of Västmanland County and an episcopal see.
  5. At the beginning of the 11th century it was the second-largest city in Sweden, and by the 12th century had become the seat of the bishop.
  6. The area has been populated since the Nordic Viking Age, before 1000 AD.
  7. The name originates from Västra Aros (West Aros), which refers to the river mouth of Svartån.
  8. Västerås is Sweden’s largest inland port and the center of its electrical industry.
  9. Erikslund Shopping Center, on the outskirts of Västerås, was Sweden’s biggest mall until Mall of Scandinavia opened in 2015, and the retail park is the third biggest in sales after Kungens Kurva and Barkarby.
  10. The largest burial mound in the country is Anundshög with other sources stating 14 meters high), which is located outside the city of Västerås.
Västerås Facts

Informative Västerås Facts

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