Västerbotten County

Västerbotten County (Swedish: 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.

Västerbotten County

Västerbottens län

Coat of arms
Västerbotten County in Sweden
Location map of Västerbotten County in Sweden
Coordinates: 64.85°N 17.9°E / 64.85; 17.9
CountrySweden
Formed1638
CapitalUmeå
Municipalities
Government
  GovernorMagdalena Andersson
  CouncilVästerbottens Läns Landsting
Area
  Total55,186.2 km2 (21,307.5 sq mi)
Population
 (September 30, 2017)[1]
  Total268,067
  Density4.9/km2 (13/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE-AC
GDP/ NominalSEK 55,534 million (2004)
GDP per capitaSEK 218,000
NUTS RegionSE331
Websiteregionvasterbotten.se

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 co-ordinate the interests of the county, to promote the development of the county, to establish regional goals, and to 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

In Lapland Province:

In Västerbotten Province:

In Ångermanland Province:

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."

See also

References and notes

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