|County of Sweden|
|• Governor||Minoo Akhtarzand|
|• Council||Landstinget i Jönköpings län|
|• Total||10,495.1 km2 (4,052.2 sq mi)|
|Population (March 31 2011)|
|• Density||32/km2 (83/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE-F|
|GDP/ Nominal||SEK 79,761 million (2004)|
|GDP per capita||SEK 243,000|
The historical provinces of Sweden have no administrative or political significance. Jönköping County is in the northern part of Småland. Habo Municipality and Mullsjö Municipality, from the province of Västergötland, are since 1998 also in Jönköping County.
Jönköping County was periodically united with Kronoberg County until 1687.
The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfill the goals set in national politics 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. The seat of residence for the Governor or Landshövding is the town of Jönköping. See the List of Jönköping Governors.
The county's best-known parliamentary representative was the late Olof Palme, leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party from 1969 to 1986, and twice Prime Minister of Sweden from 1969 to 1976 and from 1982 to 1986.
Jönköping was formally granted its arms in 1942. By custom it used a combination of the lesser state arms of Sweden and the arms for the town of Jönköping. Blazon for the town of Jönköping: "Gules, a Castle with three towers Argent massoned windowed and gated Sable issuant from a Base wavy Azure".
References and notes
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- County Administrative Board of Jönköping
- County Council of Jönköping
- Regional Development Council of Jönköping County