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Norrbotten (county)

The County of Norrbotten is a county or län in the extreme north of Sweden. It borders to the County of Västerbotten and the Gulf of Bothnia. It also borders to the Norwegian counties of Nordland and Finnmark, and the Finnish administrative province of Lapland. There is furthermore a Swedish traditional province of Norrbotten.

Norrbottens län
Residence cityLuleå
County council Norrbottens Läns
 - Total
 - Percent
Ranked 1st
98,911 km²
24.1 %
 - Total (1999)
 - Percent
 - Density
Ranked 12th
2.9 %

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Provinces For History, Geography and Culture see: Norrbotten or Lappland

The County of Norrbotten is divided upon the provinces of Norrbotten and Lappland.

Administration Main article: County Administrative Board of Norrbotten

The territory became a county with its own Governors of Norrbotten in 1810. The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fullfil the goals set in national politics by the Parliament and the Government, to coordinate the interests of the county, to promote the development of the county, to establish regional goals and safeguard the due process of law in the handling of each case.

Politics Main article: County Council of Norrbotten[?]

The County Council of Norrbotten or Norrbottens Läns Landsting.

Municipalities Main article: Municipalities of Norrbotten[?]

Heraldry Main article: Heraldry of Västerbotten[?]

The arms for the County of Norrbotten is, as the province of Norrbotten is lacks a coat of arms of their own, a combination of the arms of Västerbotten, and Lappland. When it is shown with a royal crown it represents the County Administrative Board. Blazon: "Quartered, the arms of Västerbotten and the arms of Lappland."

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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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