Västerbotten County

Västerbotten County
Västerbottens län
—  County of Sweden  —

Coat of arms

Country Sweden
Capital Umeå
 – Governor Chris Heister
 – Council Västerbottens Läns Landsting
 – Total 55,401 km2 (21,390.4 sq mi)
Population (March 31 2011)[1]
 – Total 259,239
 – Density 4.7/km2 (12.1/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 – Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
GDP/ Nominal SEK 55,534 million (2004)
GDP per capita SEK 218,000
NUTS Region SE331

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



For History, Geography and Culture see: Västerbotten, Lapland and Ångermanland

Västerbotten County covers the province of Västerbotten and parts of the provinces Lapland and Ångermanland.


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


The County Council of Västerbotten or Västerbotten Läns Landsting.


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The arms for Västerbotten County is a combination of the arms of Västerbotten, Swedish Lapland and Ångermanland. 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 Västerbotten, the arms of Lapland and the arms of Ångermanland."

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Coordinates: 64°20′41″N 18°18′51″E / 64.344665°N 18.314209°E / 64.344665; 18.314209

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