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Östergötland County

Östergötland County, or Östergötlands län, is a County or län on the south east of Sweden. It borders to the counties of Kalmar, Jönköping, Västra Götaland, Örebro, Södermanland and to the Baltic Sea.

Östergötlands län
Residence CityLinköping
County CouncilLandstinget i Östergötland
 - Total
 - Percent
Ranked 11th
10,562 km²
2.6 %
 - Total (1999)
 - Percent
 - Density
Ranked 4th
4.6 %

Table of contents
1 Province
2 Administration
3 Politics
4 Municipalities
5 Heraldry
6 Miscellaneous topics
7 External links


For History, Geography and Culture see: Ostrogothia

Ostrogothia has virtually the same boundaries as the current administrative entity, the Östergötland County.


Main article: Östergötland 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 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 nominally a Government Agency headed by a Governor. See List of Östergötland Governors.


Main article: Östergötland County Council

The County Council of Östergötland or Landstinget i Östergötland.


Main article: Municipalities of Östergötland


Main article: Heraldry of Ostrogothia

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

Miscellaneous topics

External links

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