Gävleborg County

Gävleborg County (Swedish: Gävleborgs län) is a county or län on the Baltic Sea coast of Sweden. It borders to the counties of Uppsala, Västmanland, Dalarna, Jämtland and Västernorrland. The capital is Gävle.

Gävleborg County

Gävleborgs län

Flag

Coat of arms
Gävleborg County in Sweden
Location map of Gävleborg County in Sweden
Coordinates: 60°46′50″N 16°39′19″E
CountrySweden
Founded1762
CapitalGävle
Municipalities
Government
  GovernorPer Bill
  CouncilRegion Gävleborg
Area
  Total18,198.9 km2 (7,026.6 sq mi)
Population
 (September 30, 2017)[1]
  Total285,452
  Density16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE-X
GDP/ NominalSEK 60,417 million (2004)
GDP per capitaSEK 218,000
NUTS RegionSE313
Websitewww.x.lst.se

Provinces

Gävleborg County encompasses the provinces of Gästrikland and Hälsingland, except for the northwestern part of the latter which is located in Jämtland County, most notably Ytterhogdal.

Administration

Gävleborg County was established in 1762 when it was separated from Västernorrland County. For the list of Governors see main article. The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfil the goals set by the national policy by the Riksdag and the Government, to coordinate the interests and 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 Gävleborg Governors.

Politics

The county council of Gävleborg or Region Gävleborg.

After the county council election in 2018, the following political parties are represented in the Gävleborg county council:[2]

PartySeatsVotes%
Social Democrats2458,52131.63%
Moderate Party1127,55614.89%
Sweden Democrats1127,49414.86%
Centre Party818,1469.81%
Left Party715,8098.54%
Health Care Party Gävleborg513,1767.12%
Christian Democrats49,3645.06%
Liberals38,4404.56%
Green Party25,7203.09%
Others-8050.43%
Total75185,031100%
Turnout188,76483.78%

Governors

Municipalities

In Gästrikland Province:

In Hälsingland Province:

Heraldry

The arms for Gävleborg County is a combination of the arms of Gästrikland and Hälsingland. When it is shown with a royal crown it represents the County Administrative Board. Blazon: "Quartered, the arms of Gästrikland and the arms of Hälsingland."

See also

References and notes

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