Welcome to Västerås

Västerås is Sweden's sixth largest city with approximately 140 000 inhabitants. Since Västra Aros was founded by the river Svartån more than 1 000 years ago, the city has grown, developed and changed character.

Västerås is in a very exciting period at the moment. The city is evolving and growing closer to Lake Mälaren. Västerås is developing into an attractive knowledge and meeting/conference city at the forefront of development.

In Västerås, enterprising and talented people are doing what was once not possible. New homes are being built directly adjacent to Lake Mälaren. The city buses are fuelled by our own biogas. New sport and cultural facilities have been built. In cooperation with the business community and the City, Mälardalen University is contributing more and more to the development of Västerås. Västerås is growing and developing more than ever.