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Gotland (county)

The County of Gotland is a county or län of Sweden. Gotland is located in the Baltic sea to the east of Öland, and is the largest island of Sweden. There is also a province of Gotland

Gotlands län
County I
Residence city Visby
Municipality Gotland kommun
Province Gotland
 - Total
 - Percent
Ranked 20th
3,140 km²
0.8 %
 - Total (1999)
 - Percent
 - Density
Ranked 21st (Smallest)
0.6 %

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Province For History, Geography and Culture see: Gotland

The County of Gotland is geographically equivalent to the province of Gotland.

Administration Main article: County Administrative Board of Gotland[?]

The seat of residence for the Govenor or Landshövding is Visby. The Govenor is the head of the County Administrative Board or Länsstyrelse.

Politics Main article: Municipality of Gotland

The County of Gotland consists of a single municipality and as there is no separate entity for a County Council, those tasks are handled by the Municipality of Gotland. During a trial period the County Council provisions for Gotland has been evolved to provisions for a Regional Council, meaning that it has assumed certain tasks from the County Administrative Board. Similar provisions are applicable to the Counties of Västra Götaland and Skåne during the trial period.

Heraldry Main article: Heraldry of Gotland[?]

The County of Gotland inherited its coat of arms from the province of Gotland. When it is shown with a royal crown it represents the County Administrative Board.

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Counties of Sweden:
Blekinge  |  Dalarna  |  Gotland  |  Gävleborg  |  Halland  |  Jämtland
Jönköping  |  Kalmar  |  Kronoberg  |  Norrbotten  |  Skåne  |  Stockholm
Södermanland  |  Uppsala  |  Värmland  |  Västerbotten  |  Västernorrland
Västmanland  |  Västra Götaland  |  Örebro  |  Östergötland

Provinces of Sweden  |  Sweden

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