Uppsala County

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Uppsala
Uppsala län
County of Sweden
Coat of arms of Uppsala
Coat of arms
Official logo of Uppsala
 
Country Sweden
Formed 1634
Capital Uppsala
Government
 • Governor Peter Egardt
Area
 • Total 8,207.2 km2 (3,168.8 sq mi)
Population (March 31 2011)[1]
 • Total 336,533
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE-C
GDP/ Nominal SEK 69,631 million ()
GDP per capita SEK 234,000
NUTS Region SE121
Website www.c.lst.se

Uppsala County (Uppsala län) is a county or län on the eastern coast of Sweden. It borders the counties of Stockholm, Södermanland, Västmanland, Gävleborg, and the Baltic Sea.

Province[edit]

For History, Geography and Culture see: Uppland

The province of Uppland encompasses Uppsala County.

Administration[edit]

The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfil the goals set in national politics by the Riksdag and the Government, to coordinate the interests of the county, promote its development, 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. See List of Uppsala Governors.

Politics[edit]

The County Council of Uppsala or Landstinget i Uppsala län, which is appointed by the electorate of the county, is primarily responsible for health care and public transportation.

Municipalities[edit]

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Heraldry[edit]

The County of Uppsala inherited its coat of arms from the province of Uppland. When it is shown with a royal crown it represents the County Administrative Board.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Kvartal 1 2011". Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2013-11-04. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 59°51′30″N 17°39′00″E / 59.858333°N 17.65°E / 59.858333; 17.65