|• Total||15,093 km2 (5,827 sq mi)|
|• Density||14/km2 ( 36/sq mi)|
|• Flower||Moor-king Lousewort|
|• Bird||Hen Harrier|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Västerbotten (help·info), English exonym: West Bothnia, is a province or landskap in the north of Sweden. It borders Ångermanland, Lapland, Norrbotten and the Gulf of Bothnia. It is famous for the cheese named after the province.
The traditional provinces of Sweden serve no administrative or political purposes, but are historical and cultural entities. The administrative county, Västerbotten County, consists of the province and the southern part of Swedish Lappland.
On 18 January 1884 all provinces gained the rights to the rank of duchy and the arms can be represented with a ducal coronet. Blazon: "Azure Seme of Mullets Or a Reindeer in full course and hoofed Gules."
Västerbotten was historically divided into chartered cities and districts.
Historical jurisdiction 
The historical province Västerbotten was divided in court districts.
- Highest mountain: Åmliden (550 meters)
- Largest lake: Bygdeträsket
- The famous swedish author Torgny Lindgren was born here.
Up until the Finnish War 1808-1809 and the Treaty of Fredrikshamn the province of Västerbotten also included a small part of today's Finland. This part has later been integrated in Lapland, Finland. The Eastern Botten or Ostrobothnia was in the Finnish side.
Västerbotten County was in 1810 split in two parts. The northern part got the name Norrbotten County. The locals of Norrbotten then started referring to themselves as Norrbothnians. The county borders thus gradually led to a local provincial identity. Nowadays Norrbotten is considered a separate province.
Västerbotten Regiment was the provincial regiment.
Dukes of Västerbotten 
Since the 13th century, Swedish princes in some dynasties have been created dukes of various provinces. Since 1772, these are only nominal titles.
- Prince Gustaf Adolf (1906-1947)
Football in the province is administered by Västerbottens Fotbollförbund.