Hälsingland, or Helsingia, is located in the northern half of Sweden along the coast to the Gulf of Bothnia. The population is around 130.000, mostly divided between a few smaller towns, especially Hudiksvall, Bollnäs, and Söderhamn. Outside the towns, you will mostly find large forests with around 85% of Hälsingland’s area being covered by forests.
The coat of arms dates back to the 16th century and depicts a goat, probably due to the province being known for its goat breeding at that time.
Largest City: Hudiksvall
Province Flower: “Lin”, Flax (Linum usitatissimum)
Province Animal: Eurasian lynx