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Tomas Andersson Wij - Hälsingland
Tomas Andersson Wij - Hälsingland
Published: 2007/01/17
Channel: Tomas Andersson Wij
Sofia Karlsson - Hälsingland (Tomas Andersson Wij)
Sofia Karlsson - Hälsingland (Tomas Andersson Wij)
Published: 2016/04/27
Channel: Patrik Ivarsson
Thomas Andersson Wij  - Hälsingland (Live @ Allsång på Skansen)
Thomas Andersson Wij - Hälsingland (Live @ Allsång på Skansen)
Published: 2013/08/03
Channel: poriel2
Tomas Andersson Wij och Lars Winnerbäck "Hälsingland-Per Persson edt"
Tomas Andersson Wij och Lars Winnerbäck "Hälsingland-Per Persson edt"
Published: 2017/01/07
Channel: Mc Fly
Hälsingland
Hälsingland
Published: 2016/06/12
Channel: RoxaPeter
Hälsingland
Hälsingland
Published: 2012/08/22
Channel: Inger Lantz
Älgjakt i Hälsingland med jämthund!
Älgjakt i Hälsingland med jämthund!
Published: 2017/01/18
Channel: KARDELL Outdoor
Mitt Hälsingland
Mitt Hälsingland
Published: 2014/02/11
Channel: hubbabubba55
Two Guys On A Hill: Extremely Drunk In Hälsingland
Two Guys On A Hill: Extremely Drunk In Hälsingland
Published: 2008/04/08
Channel: charlieboy3000
Biotopvård i Harmångersån,  Hälsingland
Biotopvård i Harmångersån, Hälsingland
Published: 2016/09/05
Channel: KanalFIN
Gäddfiske i hälsingland
Gäddfiske i hälsingland
Published: 2012/05/28
Channel: JACFishingTeam
Hälsingland - Gestrikland (1av2)
Hälsingland - Gestrikland (1av2)
Published: 2016/07/19
Channel: Hälsinglands Fotbollförbund P01
Hälsingland - Norrbotten
Hälsingland - Norrbotten
Published: 2016/05/29
Channel: Hälsinglands Fotbollförbund P01
Tjäderspel i Hälsingland 2015
Tjäderspel i Hälsingland 2015
Published: 2015/05/08
Channel: Jonas Carlsson
Midsommar Forsa Forngård Fränö Hälsingland
Midsommar Forsa Forngård Fränö Hälsingland
Published: 2012/06/24
Channel: MrVILLANELLE
Polska efter Pusten i Rogsta, Hälsingland
Polska efter Pusten i Rogsta, Hälsingland
Published: 2016/01/16
Channel: Ueli Leuthold
Blacksåsberget hälsingland
Blacksåsberget hälsingland
Published: 2016/09/25
Channel: Håkan Nilsson
Björn-mötet i Hälsingland!
Björn-mötet i Hälsingland!
Published: 2012/06/13
Channel: RiktigSvenskHumor
Skvaltkvarn, Polska från Hälsingland
Skvaltkvarn, Polska från Hälsingland
Published: 2017/03/15
Channel: Ueli Leuthold
Molly Nutley på björnsafari i Hälsingland - Nyhetsmorgon (TV4)
Molly Nutley på björnsafari i Hälsingland - Nyhetsmorgon (TV4)
Published: 2014/08/17
Channel: Nyhetsmorgon
Ode till Hälsingland
Ode till Hälsingland
Published: 2014/04/02
Channel: Inger Lantz
Thore Skogman - Dra ända in i Hälsingland
Thore Skogman - Dra ända in i Hälsingland
Published: 2010/08/24
Channel: SandraTheK84
Gammal film från Hälsingland.
Gammal film från Hälsingland.
Published: 2016/09/28
Channel: Mc Fly
Person påträffad död i Hälsingland - Nyheterna (TV4)
Person påträffad död i Hälsingland - Nyheterna (TV4)
Published: 2017/05/16
Channel: TV4Nyheterna
När forbönderna från Dalarna och Hälsingland kom till torget i Ockelbo Marknad 2016.
När forbönderna från Dalarna och Hälsingland kom till torget i Ockelbo Marknad 2016.
Published: 2016/03/06
Channel: Evie´s Clock Tower
Mitt Hälsingland (Bersium/Käcken & Garefors, cover)
Mitt Hälsingland (Bersium/Käcken & Garefors, cover)
Published: 2013/07/21
Channel: garefors
Blacksåsberget Hälsingland
Blacksåsberget Hälsingland
Published: 2014/03/05
Channel: LSTX1
Angeln in der Mitte von Schweden – Zander, Hecht und Barsch in Hälsingland
Angeln in der Mitte von Schweden – Zander, Hecht und Barsch in Hälsingland
Published: 2016/06/07
Channel: Frank Knossalla
Tomas Andersson Wij Hälsingland
Tomas Andersson Wij Hälsingland
Published: 2017/02/03
Channel: Mc Fly
Fiskepremiär i Stora svartsjön med Jakt & fiske i Hälsingland år 2015
Fiskepremiär i Stora svartsjön med Jakt & fiske i Hälsingland år 2015
Published: 2015/12/27
Channel: Jakt & fiske i Hälsingland
Ett besök på Svedbovallen, Hälsingland
Ett besök på Svedbovallen, Hälsingland
Published: 2016/07/12
Channel: Paola Svensson
Spelmansstämma Bjuråker Hälsingland Film 2
Spelmansstämma Bjuråker Hälsingland Film 2
Published: 2014/07/19
Channel: Ivan Björn
Tomas Andersson Wij - Hälsingland - Hudikkalaset 2013-07-26
Tomas Andersson Wij - Hälsingland - Hudikkalaset 2013-07-26
Published: 2013/07/27
Channel: tonyrodin
Björnmyra, Hälsingland
Björnmyra, Hälsingland
Published: 2015/08/09
Channel: Morgan Persson
Team Hajmat på nya äventyr - Gäddfiske i Hälsingland
Team Hajmat på nya äventyr - Gäddfiske i Hälsingland
Published: 2011/12/05
Channel: Lakegrove94
Mitt Hälsingland - Käcken & Garefors
Mitt Hälsingland - Käcken & Garefors
Published: 2008/12/16
Channel: garefors
DJ Redtzer - Kung Över Hälsingland
DJ Redtzer - Kung Över Hälsingland
Published: 2011/07/14
Channel: RedtzerMusic
Hälsingland dressin
Hälsingland dressin
Published: 2008/06/26
Channel: osverige
Bumperball - Hälsingland 2016
Bumperball - Hälsingland 2016
Published: 2016/06/21
Channel: reccow
Följ med mig till Hälsingland
Följ med mig till Hälsingland
Published: 2016/04/13
Channel: Elena Westlund
Evelina Jonsson repeterar Hälsingland - Östen med Resten
Evelina Jonsson repeterar Hälsingland - Östen med Resten
Published: 2016/02/27
Channel: Hpm Entertainment
Hälsingland - Västerbotten
Hälsingland - Västerbotten
Published: 2016/05/30
Channel: Hälsinglands Fotbollförbund P01
Thore Skogman - Dra ända in i Hälsingland
Thore Skogman - Dra ända in i Hälsingland
Published: 2015/03/09
Channel: Bryskens
Angelurlaub in Schweden, Region Hälsingland, Haus Flottarvillan 2
Angelurlaub in Schweden, Region Hälsingland, Haus Flottarvillan 2
Published: 2016/05/22
Channel: Frank Knossalla
Skoter Gnarp Hälsingland
Skoter Gnarp Hälsingland
Published: 2016/02/29
Channel: Pinkmamma23
Björn i hälsingland
Björn i hälsingland
Published: 2013/06/03
Channel: Tony Karlsson
Gäddfiske med buzzer och trolling i Hälsingland
Gäddfiske med buzzer och trolling i Hälsingland
Published: 2013/07/14
Channel: JACFishingTeam
Sommar i Hälsingland
Sommar i Hälsingland
Published: 2016/07/06
Channel: Vicki Söderlund
Sjukt gäddfiske i Hälsingland del 1 - Crazy pike fishing in Northern Sweden part 1
Sjukt gäddfiske i Hälsingland del 1 - Crazy pike fishing in Northern Sweden part 1
Published: 2011/06/21
Channel: Lakegrove94
Gånglåt från Hälsingland
Gånglåt från Hälsingland
Published: 2008/06/10
Channel: Sofia Svenssen
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Hälsingland
Coat of arms of Hälsingland
Coat of arms
Sverigekarta-Landskap Hälsingland.svg
Country Sweden
Land Norrland
Counties Gävleborg County
Jämtland County
Västernorrland County
Area
 • Total 14,264 km2 (5,507 sq mi)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 129,221
 • Density 9.1/km2 (23/sq mi)
Ethnicity
 • Language Swedish
Culture
 • Flower Flax
 • Animal Lynx
 • Bird Ural owl
 • Fish Ide
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Hälsingland (Swedish pronunciation: [ˈhɛlːsɪŋland]), sometimes referred to as Helsingia in English, is a historical province or landskap in central Sweden. It borders Gästrikland, Dalarna, Härjedalen, Medelpad and the Gulf of Bothnia. It is part of the land of Norrland.

Administration[edit]

The traditional provinces of Sweden serve no administrative or political purpose, but are historical and cultural entities. In the case of Hälsingland the province constitutes the northern part of the administrative county, län, Gävleborg County. Minor parts of the province are in Jämtland County and in Västernorrland County.

Heraldry[edit]

Flag of Hälsingland, designed 1992

The coat of arms were granted in 1560 in the era of King Gustav Vasa. At that time, Hälsingland was known for its large scale goat breeding, and the arms depicted a standing goat facing heraldic right. Blazon: Sable, a Goat rampant Or attired and hoofed Gules. This, combined with the arms of Gästrikland, forms the coat of arms for Gävleborg County.

Geography[edit]

The terrain is mostly mountainous and rocky, sloping down towards the coast. The highest elevation in the northern part is 530 meters, and 600 meters in the western part. Circa 85% of the land area is covered with forest, and the timber industry has historically been the main source of income. Apart from some areas around the river systems, notably around the River Ljusnan, the soil is barren. Large areas consist of rocks and bogs and are unsuitable for agriculture.

Part of the coastline on the Gulf of Bothnia, called "High Coast", has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as an example and area for the study of isostasy, or post-glacial rebound. The land still rises close to 1 cm annually.

Another notable geological features is the Dellen lake system, created from flooded meteoric impact craters. It is the only occurrence in Sweden of the volcanic Andesite rock, to which it has given the name dellenite.

History[edit]

The earliest mention of the people of Hälsingland may be in the Old English poem Widsith, from the 9th - 10th century, where a people called the Hælsings are referred to. The first definite mention of the people is made by Adam of Bremen around 1070, in reference to the leidang shipping fleet.

In the medieval age, the "Helsings" were the Swedish speaking inhabitants of the entire coastal region north of Uppland, a rather imprecise denomination. In the early provincial law of Uppland, the border between northern Uppland and Hälsingland was the Ödmården forest.

In the 13th century a large number of people emigrated from Hälsingland to the southern coasts of Finland, then called Österland. They named places after Hälsingland, most notably the river Helsingeå and its first rapids Helsingfors. In 1550 the latter gave name to a new town founded next to it by king Gustav Vasa. In 1812 the city of Helsinki became capital of Finland.

The oldest city in Hälsingland is Hudiksvall, chartered in 1582. After that, Söderhamn was chartered in 1620. Not until 1942 was Hälsingland granted its third city, Bollnäs, which was to become the last city (in Hälsingland) as City status in Sweden was abolished in 1971.

The town of Hudiksvall, one of the oldest in Norrland, was ransacked by Russian troops in 1721. Hälsingland Regiment was the provincial regiment.

Dukes of Hälsingland[edit]

Since 1772, Swedish Princes and Princesses have been created Dukes/Duchesses of various Swedish provinces. This is solely a nominal title, however. The current holder is Princess Madeleine (1982-); Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland

Culture[edit]

Dialect[edit]

The local dialect is known as Hälsingemål or Hälsingska but has no official linguistic recognition.

Folk architecture[edit]

The magnificent Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland - "Hälsingegårdar" - are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Two or even three storeys high, the farmhouses are built to show wealth and independence, and much inventiveness has gone into decorating their interiors, which combine aristocratic fashions with traditional materials and techniques.

Sports[edit]

Hälsingland is the bandy district more than any other. It is the only district where bandy is bigger than ice hockey.[citation needed]

Football in the province is administered by Hälsinglands Fotbollförbund.

Notable natives[edit]

Subdivisions[edit]

Hälsingland was historically divided into districts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Sweden Archived August 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 61°30′43″N 16°30′25″E / 61.512°N 16.507°E / 61.512; 16.507

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