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Stockholm County

Stockholm County, or Stockholms län, is a County or län on the Baltic sea coast of Sweden. It borders to the counties of Uppsala and Södermanland. It also borders to the lake of Mälaren and to the Baltic Sea. The City of Stockholm is the Capital of Sweden.

Stockholms län
Residence cityStockholm
County councilStockholms Läns
 - Total
 - Percent
Ranked 16th
6,488 km²
1.6 %
 - Total (1999)
 - Percent
 - Density
Ranked 1st
20.4 %


For History, Geography and Culture see: Uplandia or Sudermannia

Stockholm County is divided upon the provinces of Uplandia and Sudermannia.


Main article: Stockholm County Administrative Board

Prior to 1968 the County of Stockholm did not include the City of Stockholm. The City was instead under the Overgovenor's Office, and the County included the surrounding countryside. The County was had its separate Governor of Stockholm County.

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 Stockholm Governors.


Main article: Stockholm County Council

The County Council of Stockholm or Stockholms Läns Landsting.


Main article: Municipalities of Stockholm

  1. Botkyrka
  2. Danderyd
  3. Ekerö
  4. Haninge
  5. Huddinge
  6. Järfälla
  7. Lidingö
  8. Nacka
  9. Norrtälje
  1. Nykvarn
  2. Nynäshamn
  3. Salem
  4. Sigtuna
  5. Sollentuna
  6. Solna
  7. Stockholm
  8. Sundbyberg
  9. Södertälje
  1. Tyresö
  2. Täby
  3. Upplands-Bro
  4. Upplands-Väsby
  5. Vallentuna
  6. Vaxholm
  7. Värmdö
  8. Österåker


Main article: Heraldry of Stockholm

Arms granted in 1968. The arms for the County of Stockholm is a combination of the arms of Uplandia, Sudermannnia and the City of Stockholm. 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

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