List of governors of Jämtland County

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Governor of Jämtland County
Landshövdingen i Jämtlands län
Jämtlands länsstyrelses vapen.png
County Administrative Board coat of arms
Incumbent
Jöran Hägglund

since June 1, 2008
Jämtland County Administrative Board
Residence Östersund
Appointer Government
Inaugural holder Anders Wasell
Formation 1810
Deputy The Deputy County Governor (Länsrådet)
Website www.lansstyrelsen.se/jamtland

This is a list of Governors for Jämtland County of Sweden, from 1810 to present. Jämtland and Härjedalen was separated from Västernorrland County and Gävleborg County in 1810 to form the new county, se List of governors of Västernorrland County, List of governors of Gävleborg County before that date.

The governor has the title landshövding in Swedish. He or she is appointed by the government, and presides over the "County Administrative Board" (länsstyrelse). The governor's office is administrative by nature, which is also hinted at by the now obsolete title "the King's Deputy" (Konungens befallningshavande) and traditionally used as an honourable post for politicians to conclude their careers.