Jönköping County

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Jönköpings län
County of Sweden
Coat of arms of Jönköping
Coat of arms
Official logo of Jönköping
Coordinates: 57°45′N 14°12′E / 57.75°N 14.2°E / 57.75; 14.2Coordinates: 57°45′N 14°12′E / 57.75°N 14.2°E / 57.75; 14.2
Country Sweden
Capital Jönköping
 • Governor Minoo Akhtarzand
 • Council Landstinget i Jönköpings län
 • Total 10,495.1 km2 (4,052.2 sq mi)
Population (March 31 2011)[1]
 • Total 337,013
 • 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
NUTS Region SE211
Website www.f.lst.se

Jönköping County (Swedish: Jönköpings län) is a county or län in southern Sweden. It borders the counties of Halland, Västra Götaland, Östergötland, Kalmar and Kronoberg. The capital is Jönköping.


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 main responsibilities of the County Council of Jönköping, or Landstinget i Jönköpings län, are for the public healthcare system and public transport.

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.



Översikt Jönköpings Län.svg

Localities in order of size[edit]

The ten most populous localities of Jönköping County in 2010:[2]

# Locality Population
1 Jönköping 89,396
2 Värnamo 18,696
3 Nässjö 16,678
4 Tranås 14,197
5 Vetlanda 13,050
6 Gislaved 10,037
7 Eksjö 9,701
8 Bankeryd 8,107
9 Habo 6,883
10 Mullsjö 5,452


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[edit]

  1. ^ "Kvartal 1 2011". Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2013-11-04. 
  2. ^ "Tätorter 2010 (Localities 2010)". Statistics Sweden (in Swedish). 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2014. 

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