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County Councils of Sweden

A County Council, or Landsting, is an elected assembly of a County in Sweden. The County Council is a political entity, appointed by the county electorate and typically its main responsibilities lie within the public health care system. In each county there is also a County Administrative Board which is an administrative entity appointed by the Government. The Swedish name, Landsting, is the same as was used by the supreme things of the historical Provinces of Sweden.

Constitutionally the County Councils exercise a degree of municipal self government provided for in the Constitution of Sweden. This does not constitute any degree of federalism, which is consistent with the view that Sweden should be regarded as a unity state. In Swedish terminology the County Council is considered to be a "Provincial Municipality" or Landstingskommun.

In each County there are also several smaller entities for the local government and administration that constitute municipal self government, which are independent of the County Councils. It is called a "Primary Municipality" or Primärkommun, and more plainly "Municipality" or Kommun. The island of Gotland is a special case in that it makes up one full county but at the same time only one municipality. As Gotland does not have a separate entity for a County Council, the Municipality of Gotland also handles the County Council tasks.

During a trial period the Government has decided to devolve some of the authority from the County Administrative Boards in three different Counties. This authority will instead be held by the evolved County Councils in Skåne, Västra Götaland and Gotland, now called Regional Councils.

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Blekinge
Dalarna
Gotland
Gävleborg
Halland
Jämtland
Jönköping
Kalmar
Kronoberg
Norrbotten
Skåne
Stockholm
Södermanland
Uppsala
Värmland
Västerbotten
Västernorrland
Västmanland
Västra Götaland
Örebro
Östergötland
County Council of Blekinge[?]
County Council of Dalarna[?]
Municipality of Gotland
County Council of Gävleborg[?]
County Council of Halland[?]
County Council of Jämtland[?]
County Council of Jönköping[?]
County Council of Kalmar[?]
County Council of Kronoberg[?]
County Council of Norrbotten[?]
Regional Council of Skåne[?]
County Council of Stockholm[?]
County Council of Södermanland[?]
County Council of Uppsala[?]
County Council of Värmland[?]
County Council of Västerbotten[?]
County Council of Västernorrland[?]
County Council of Västmanland[?]
Regional Council of Västra Götaland[?]
County Council of Örebro[?]
County Council of Östergötland[?]
Landstinget Blekinge
Landstinget Dalarna
Landstinget Halland
Gotland kommun
Landstinget Gävleborg
Jämtlands läns landsting
Landstinget i Jönköpings län
Landstinget i Kalmar län
Landstinget Kronoberg
Norrbottens läns landsting
Region Skåne
Stockholms läns landsting
Landstinget Sörmland
Landstinget i Uppsala län
Landstinget i Värmland
Västerbottens läns landsting
Landstinget Västernorrland
Landstinget Västmanland
Västra Götalandsregionen
Örebro läns landsting
Landstinget i Östergötland

See also: Counties of Sweden, County Administrative Boards of Sweden, Municipalities of Sweden

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