Västernorrland County

Västernorrland County
Västernorrland
Västernorrlands län
—  County of Sweden  —

Coat of arms

 
Country Sweden
Capital Härnösand
Government
 – Governor Bo Källstrand
 – Council Landstinget Västernorrland
Area
 – Total 21,678 km2 (8,369.9 sq mi)
Population (March 31 2011)[1]
 – Total 242,347
 – Density 11.2/km2 (29/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 – Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
GDP/ Nominal SEK 61,540 million (2004)
GDP per capita SEK 251,000
NUTS Region SE321

Västernorrland County (Västernorrlands län) is a county or län in the north of Sweden. It is bordered by the counties of Gävleborg, Jämtland, Västerbotten and the Gulf of Bothnia.

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Province

For History, Geography and Culture see: Ångermanland or Medelpad

Västernorrland County covers approximately the provinces of Ångermanland and Medelpad.

Administration

The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfil the goals set out 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 a Government Agency headed by a Governor. See List of Västernorrland Governors.

Politics

The County Council of Västernorrland or Landstinget i Västernorrland.

Municipalities

Municipal location map

Heraldry

The arms for the County of Västernorrland are a combination of those of Ångermanland, and of Medelpad. When it is shown with a royal crown it represents the County Administrative Board. Blazon: "Parted per pale, the arms of Angermannia and the arms of Medelpad."

Miscellaneous topics

Local public transport in the county is provided by Din Tur.

References and notes

External links

Coordinates: 62°44′23″N 16°55′48″E / 62.739633°N 16.929932°E / 62.739633; 16.929932


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