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Västerås
Västerås as seen from the Lake of Mälaren
Västerås as seen from the Lake of Mälaren
Coat of arms of Västerås
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
Mälarstaden
Gurkstaden (Cucumber City)
Country Sweden
Province Västmanland
County Västmanland County
Municipality Västerås Municipality
Area
 • City 52.94 km2 (20.44 sq mi)
 • Metro
962.78 km2 (371.73 sq mi)
Elevation
17 m (56 ft)
Population
 (31 December 2012)
 • City 110,877
 • Density 2,094/km2 (5,420/sq mi)
 • Metro
142,131
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
72x xx
Area code(s) (+46) 21

Västerås is a town in the county of Västmanland in Sweden. It is the seat of Västerås Municipality.

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