Västerbotten County in Sweden
Location map of Västerbotten County in Sweden
|o Governor||Magdalena Andersson|
|o Council||Västerbottens Läns Landsting|
|o Total||55,186.2 km2 (21,307.5 sq mi)|
(September 30, 2017)
|o Density||4.9/km2 (13/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE-AC|
|GDP/ Nominal||SEK 55,534 million (2004)|
|GDP per capita||SEK 218,000|
Västerbotten County (Swedish: 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. Its capital is Umeå, which combined with the largest town in the northern part Skellefteå house about half of the population, with the two municipalities themselves making up the majority of the populace. The vast wilderness areas make Västerbotten County have a larger land area than Denmark, the Netherlands and Switzerland.
Västerbotten County covers the province of Västerbotten and parts of the provinces Lapland and Ångermanland. Prior to 1809, though, it covered much more extensive space.
The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfil the goals set in national politics by the Riksdag and the Government, to co-ordinate the interests of the county, to promote the development of the county, to establish regional goals, and to 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.
In Lapland Province:
In Västerbotten Province:
In Ångermanland Province:
SCB have collected statistics on backgrounds of residents since 2002. These tables consist of all who have two foreign-born parents or are born abroad themselves. The chart lists election years and the last year on record alone.
|Source: SCB |
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."