Östergötland County

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Östergötland
County of Sweden
Coat of arms of Östergötland
Coat of arms
Official logo of Östergötland
 
Country Sweden
Founded 1634
Capital Linköping
Government
 • Governor Elisabeth Nilsson
 • Council Landstinget i Östergötland
Area
 • Total 10,602.0 km2 (4,093.5 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2011)[1]
 • Total 429,852
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE-E
GDP/ Nominal SEK 97,387 million (2004)
GDP per capita SEK 236,000
NUTS Region SE123
Website www.e.lst.se

Östergötland County (Östergötlands län) is a county or län in southeastern Sweden. It borders the counties of Kalmar to the southeast, Jönköping to the southwest, Västra Götaland to the west, Örebro to the northwest, Södermanland to the northeast, and the Baltic Sea to the east.

Östergötland County has a population of 429 852 (March 31, 2011) and the capital and biggest city is Linköping. Linköping and neighbouring twin city Norrköping together form one of Sweden's metropolitan areas; The Linköping-Norrköping Corridor is therefore sometimes referred to as The Fourth Metropolitan Region of Sweden,[citation needed] the other three being Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.

Province[edit]

For History, Geography and Culture see: Östergötland Östergötland has virtually the same boundaries as the current administrative entity, the Östergötland 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, 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 Östergötland Governors.

Politics[edit]

The County Council of Östergötland or Landstinget i Östergötland.

Municipalities[edit]

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Heraldry[edit]

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

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Coordinates: 58°31′41″N 15°14′17″E / 58.528125°N 15.238037°E / 58.528125; 15.238037