The American Cyclopædia (1879)/Wermland

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The American Cyclopædia
Wermland
Edition of 1879. See also Värmland on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

WERMLAND, a S. W. län of Sweden, in Svealand, bordering on Norway, and including Lake Wener in the south; area, 6,520 sq. m.; pop. in 1874, 265,027. Its capital, Carlstad, is situated on an island near the N. E. shore of Lake Wener. The lake has an area of about 2,000 sq. m., and, excepting Ladoga and Onega in Russia, is the largest lake in Europe. Its main affluent is the Klar, and among the finest mountains on its shores is the Kinnekulle, about 1,000 ft. high. Wermland is generally mountainous, and is richer in iron mines than any other part of Sweden, the principal being at Presberg. The drainage of the mining regions runs into Lake Wener.