County administrative boards of Sweden
A county administrative board (Swedish: länsstyrelse) is a Swedish Government Agency in each of the counties of Sweden, led by a governor (Swedish: landshövding) appointed by the government for a term of six years. The lists of gubernatorial officeholders, in most cases, stretches back to 1634 when the counties were created by Chancellor Axel Oxenstierna.
|Public administration in Sweden|
|Counties of Sweden|
|Municipalities of Sweden|
|List of municipalities|
The main responsibilities of the county administrative board is to coordinate the development of the county in line with goals set in national politics. In each county there is also a County Council which is a policy-making assembly elected by the residents of the county.
The capital of a county is in Swedish called residensstad ("residence city") because it is the seat of residence of the governor.