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Västerbotten County

 

Västerbotten County

Västerbotten
Västerbottens län
County of Sweden
Coat of arms of Västerbotten
Coat of arms
Official logo of Västerbotten
 
Country Sweden
Formed 1638
Capital Umeå
Government
 • Governor Magdalena Andersson
 • Council Västerbottens Läns Landsting
Area
 • Total 55,186.2 km2 (21,307.5 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2011)[1]
 • Total 259,239
 • Density 4.7/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE-AC
GDP/ Nominal SEK 55,534 million (2004)
GDP per capita SEK 218,000
NUTS Region SE331
Website .seregionvasterbotten

Västerbotten County (Västerbottens län) is a county or län in the north of Sweden. It borders the counties of Västernorrland, Jämtland, and Norrbotten, as well as the Norwegian county of Nordland and the Gulf of Bothnia.

Contents

  • Provinces 1
  • Administration 2
  • Politics 3
  • Governors 4
  • Municipalities 5
  • Heraldry 6
  • References and notes 7
  • External links 8

Provinces

For History, Geography and Culture see: Västerbotten, Lapland and Ångermanland

Västerbotten County covers the province of Västerbotten and parts of the provinces Lapland and Ångermanland.

Administration

The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfil the goals set in national politics by the Riksdag and the Government, to coordinate the interests of the county, to promote the development of the county, to establish regional goals and safeguard the due process of law in the handling of each case. The County Administrative Board is a Government Agency headed by a Governor. See List of Västerbotten Governors.

Politics

The County Council of Västerbotten or Västerbotten Läns Landsting.

Governors

See: List of governors of Västerbotten County

Municipalities

Heraldry

The arms for Västerbotten County is a combination of the arms of Västerbotten, Swedish Lapland and Ångermanland. When it is shown with a royal crown it represents the County Administrative Board. Blazon: "Parted per fess, base parted per pale, the arms of Västerbotten, the arms of Lapland and the arms of Ångermanland."

References and notes

  1. ^ "Kvartal 1 2011".  

External links

  • Regional Association of Local Authorities in Västerbotten
  • Västerbotten County Administrative Board
  • Västerbotten County Council

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