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Counties of Sweden

A County or Län, is an administrative and political subdivision of Sweden. Sweden is divided into 21 counties and in each county there is a County Administrative Board as well as a County Council. The County Administrative Board or Länsstyrelse is appointed by the Government to coordinate administration with national political goals for the County. The County Council on the other hand is a political assembly appointed by the electorate to deliberate on the "municipal" affairs of the County, primarily regarding the public health care system.

Each county is further divided into a total of 289 Municipalities or Kommuner (2002).

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List of Counties

  1. Blekinge
  2. Dalarna
  3. Gotland
  4. Gävleborg
  5. Halland
  6. Jämtland
  7. Jönköping
  8. Kalmar
  9. Kronoberg
  10. Norrbotten
  11. Skåne
  12. Stockholm
  13. Södermanland
  14. Uppsala
  15. Värmland
  16. Västerbotten
  17. Västernorrland
  18. Västmanland
  19. Västra Götaland
  20. Örebro
  21. Östergötland

See disambiguation at the bottom of the page.

Historical subdivisions

There are also historical divisions of Sweden into Provinces or Landskap and Lands or Landsdelar. These divisions lack political importance today but are of cultural significance. The division into the lands of Götaland, Svealand and Norrland is commonly used as a geographical reference.


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Disambiguation: Colloquially the term "County" or Län is often omitted when referring to a County. Strictly speaking however use of the term is necessary to distinguish from historical provinces with the same name. An example: The County of Blekinge (Blekinge län) is separate from the province, which plainly is called Blekinge (Blekinge).



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