County Administrative Boards of Sweden

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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.

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. Each County also has a letter code, which is used for identification and forms part of the ISO 3166-2 standard.

County County Administrative Board Capital Current Governor List of Governors ISO
1. Blekinge Blekinge Board Karlskrona Berit Andnor Blekinge Governors SE-K
2. Dalarna Dalarna Board Falun Maria Norrfalk Dalarna Governors SE-W
3. Gotland Gotland Board Visby Cecilia Schelin Seidegård Gotland Governors SE-I
4. Gävleborg Gävleborg Board Gävle Barbro Holmberg Gävleborg Governors SE-X
5. Halland Halland Board Halmstad Lena Sommestad Halland Governors SE-N
6. Jämtland Jämtland Board Östersund Jöran Hägglund Jämtland Governors SE-Z
7. Jönköping Jönköping Board Jönköping Minoo Akhtarzand Jönköping Governors SE-F
8. Kalmar Kalmar Board Kalmar Stefan Carlsson Kalmar Governors SE-H
9. Kronoberg Kronoberg Board Växjö Kristina Alser Kronoberg Governors SE-G
10. Norrbotten Norrbotten Board Luleå Sven-Erik Österberg Norrbotten Governors SE-BD
11. Skåne Skåne Board Malmö Margareta Pålsson Skåne Governors SE-M
12. Stockholm Stockholm Board Stockholm Chris Heister Stockholm Governors SE-AB
13. Södermanland Södermanland Board Nyköping Liselott Hagberg Södermanland Governors SE-D
14. Uppsala Uppsala Board Uppsala Peter Egardt Uppsala Governors SE-C
15. Värmland Värmland Board Karlstad Kenneth Johansson Värmland Governors SE-S
16. Västerbotten Västerbotten Board Umeå Magdalena Andersson Västerbotten Governors SE-AC
17. Västernorrland Västernorrland Board Härnösand Bo Källstrand Västernorrland Governors SE-Y
18. Västmanland Västmanland Board Västerås Ingemar Skogö Västmanland Governors SE-U
19. Västra Götaland Västra Götaland Board Gothenburg Lars Bäckström Västra Götaland Governors SE-O
20. Örebro Örebro Board Örebro Rose-Marie Frebran Örebro Governors SE-T
21. Östergötland Östergötland Board Linköping Elisabeth Nilsson Östergötland Governors SE-E

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