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Gotland County

Gotland County, or Gotlands län, is a County or län of Sweden. Gotland is located in the Baltic sea to the east of Öland, and is the largest island of Sweden.

Gotlands län
Residence CityVisby
MunicipalityGotland kommun
 - Total
 - Percent
Ranked 20th
3,140 km²
0.8 %
 - Total (1999)
 - Percent
 - Density
Ranked 21st (Smallest)
0.6 %


For History, Geography and Culture see: Gotlandia

Gotland County is geographically equivalent to the province of Gotlandia.


Main article: Gotland County Administrative Board

The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fullfil the goals set in national politics by the Parliament and the Government, to coordinate the interests and 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 nominally a Government Agency headed by a Governor. See List of Gotland Governors.


Main article: Municipality of Gotland

The County of Gotland consists of a single municipality and as there is no separate entity for a County Council, those tasks are handled by the Municipality of Gotland. During a trial period the County Council provisions for Gotland has been evolved to provisions for a Regional Council, meaning that it has assumed certain tasks from the County Administrative Board. Similar provisions are applicable to the counties of Västra Götaland and Skåne during the trial period.


Main article: Heraldry of Gotlandia

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

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Counties of Sweden:
Blekinge  |  Dalarna  |  Gotland  |  Gävleborg  |  Halland  |  Jämtland
Jönköping  |  Kalmar  |  Kronoberg County  |  Norrbotten  |  Skåne  |  Stockholm
Södermanland  |  Uppsala  |  Värmland  |  Västerbotten  |  Västernorrland
Västmanland  |  Västra Götaland  |  Örebro  |  Östergötland

Provinces of Sweden  |  Sweden