Västerbotten County

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Västerbotten
Västerbottens län
County of Sweden
Coat of arms of Västerbotten
Coat of arms
Official logo of Västerbotten
 
Country Sweden
Formed 1638
Capital Umeå
Government
 • Governor Magdalena Andersson
 • Council Västerbottens Läns Landsting
Area
 • Total 55,186.2 km2 (21,307.5 sq mi)
Population (March 31 2011)[1]
 • Total 259,239
 • Density 4.7/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE-AC
GDP/ Nominal SEK 55,534 million (2004)
GDP per capita SEK 218,000
NUTS Region SE331
Website regionvasterbotten.se

Västerbotten County (Västerbottens län) is a county or län in the north of Sweden. It borders the counties of Västernorrland, Jämtland, and Norrbotten, as well as the Norwegian county of Nordland and the Gulf of Bothnia.

Provinces[edit]

For History, Geography and Culture see: Västerbotten, Lapland and Ångermanland

Västerbotten County covers the province of Västerbotten and parts of the provinces Lapland and Ångermanland.

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, to 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. See List of Västerbotten Governors.

Politics[edit]

The County Council of Västerbotten or Västerbotten Läns Landsting.

Governors[edit]

See: List of governors of Västerbotten County


Municipalities[edit]

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Heraldry[edit]

The arms for Västerbotten County is a combination of the arms of Västerbotten, Swedish Lapland and Ångermanland. When it is shown with a royal crown it represents the County Administrative Board. Blazon: "Parted per fess, base parted per pale, the arms of Västerbotten, the arms of Lapland and the arms of Ångermanland."

References and notes[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 64°20′41″N 18°18′51″E / 64.344665°N 18.314209°E / 64.344665; 18.314209