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Västerbotten County

Västerbotten County, or Västerbottens län is a County or län in the north of Sweden. It borders to the counties of Västernorrland, Jämtland, Norrbotten as well as the Norwegian county of Nordland and the Gulf of Bothnia.

Västerbottens län
Residence CityUmeå
County Council Västerbottens Läns
 - Total
 - Percent
Ranked 2nd
55,401 km²
13.5 %
 - Total (1999)
 - Percent
 - Density
Ranked 14th
2.9 %

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


For History, Geography and Culture see: Westrobothnia, Lapponia and Angermannia

Västerbotten County is divided upon the provinces of Westrobothnia, Angermannia and Lapponia.


Main article: Västerbotten 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 Västerbotten Governors.


Main article: Västerbotten County Council

The County Council of Västerbotten or Västerbotten Läns Landsting.


Main article: Municipalities of Västerbotten


Main article: Heraldry of Westrobothnia

The arms for Västerbotten County is a combination of the arms of Westrobothnia, Lapponia and Angermannia. When it is shown with a royal crown it represents the County Administrative Board. Blazon: "Parted per fess, base parted per pale, the arms of Westrobothnia, the arms of Lapponiaand the arms of Angermannia."

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