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Stockholm (county)

The County of Stockholm is a county or län on the Baltic sea coast of Sweden. It borders to the Counties of Uppsala and Södermanland. It also borders to the lake of Mälaren and to the Baltic sea. The City of Stockholm is the Capital of Sweden.

Stockholms län
CountyAB
Residence cityStockholm
County councilStockholms Läns
Landsting
ProvincesUppland
Södermanland
Area
 - Total
 - Percent
Ranked 16th
6,488 km²
1.6 %
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Percent
 - Density
Ranked 1st
1,803,377
20.4 %
278.0/km²

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Province For History, Geography and Culture see: Uppland or Södermanland

The County of Stockholm is divided upon the provinces of Uppland and Södermanland.

Administration Main article: County Administrative Board of Stockholm

Prior to 1968 the County of Stockholm did not include the City of Stockholm. The City was instead under the Overgovenor's Office or Överståthållarämbetet[?], and the County included the surrounding countryside.

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 Stockholm[?]

The County Council of Stockholm or Stockholms Läns Landsting.

Municipalities Main article: Municipalities of Stockholm

  1. Botkyrka
  2. Danderyd
  3. Ekerö
  4. Haninge
  5. Huddinge
  6. Järfälla
  7. Lidingö
  8. Nacka
  9. Norrtälje
  1. Nykvarn
  2. Nynäshamn
  3. Salem
  4. Sigtuna
  5. Sollentuna
  6. Solna
  7. Stockholm
  8. Sundbyberg
  9. Södertälje
  1. Tyresö
  2. Täby
  3. Upplands-Bro
  4. Upplands-Väsby
  5. Vallentuna
  6. Vaxholm
  7. Värmdö
  8. Österåker

Heraldry Main article: Heraldry of Stockholm[?]

Arms granted in 1968. The arms for the County of Stockholm is a combination of the arms of Uppland[?], Södermanland[?] and the City of Stockholm[?]. 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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