Gävleborg County

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Gävleborgs län
County of Sweden
Coat of arms of Gävleborg
Coat of arms
Official logo of Gävleborg
Country Sweden
Founded 1762
Capital Gävle
 • Governor Barbro Holmberg
 • Council Landstinget Gävleborg
 • Total 18,198.9 km2 (7,026.6 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2011)[1]
 • Total 276,323
 • Density 15/km2 (39/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE-X
GDP/ Nominal SEK 60,417 million (2004)
GDP per capita SEK 218,000
NUTS Region SE313
Website www.x.lst.se

Gävleborg County (Swedish: Gävleborgs län) is a county or län on the Baltic Sea coast of Sweden. It borders to the counties of Uppsala, Västmanland, Dalarna, Jämtland and Västernorrland. The capital is Gävle.


Gävleborg County encompasses the provinces of Gästrikland and Hälsingland.


Gävleborg County was established in 1762 when it was separated from Västernorrland County. For the list of Governors see main article. The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfil the goals set by the national policy by the Riksdag and the Government, to coordinate the interests and 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 Gävleborg Governors.


The County Council of Gävleborg or Landstinget Gävleborg.

After the Swedish general election in 2014, the Gävleborg County council are represented by the following political parties:

Moderate Party Christian Democrats Centre Party Liberal People's Party Green Party Social Democratic Party Left Party Sweden Democrats Health Care Party Gävleborg others
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
30 501 16,9 13 7 021 3,9 3 13 698 7,6 6 7 951 4,4 3 9 488 5,2 4 62 025 34,3 26 14 893 8,2 6 20 437 11,3 8 14 327 7,9 6 660 0,4 0




The arms for Gävleborg County is a combination of the arms of Gästrikland and Hälsingland. When it is shown with a royal crown it represents the County Administrative Board. Blazon: "Quartered, the arms of Gästrikland and the arms of Hälsingland."

References and notes

  1. "Kvartal 1 2011". Statistics Sweden.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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