Borlänge and Falun are the dominant cities, and traditional rivals.
As part of Bergslagen, this region was important to the Swedish metal industry.
- Dalatrafik is the regional public transportation company.
Dalabergslagen is famous for mining tourism.
Falun has the Falu copper mine, and realist painter Carl Larsson's farm in Sundborn.
- Falukorv, the traditional sausage of Falun.