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Västra Götaland County (Swedish: Västra Götalands län) is a county or län on the western coast of Sweden.

Västra Götaland County

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Sweden's counties are generally of greater importance than its provinces. The counties are the main administrative units for politics and population census counts.

Due to its size and young age, the Västra Götaland County has no common heritage. Of cultural and historical significance are the provinces that Västra Götaland County consists of: Västergötland, Bohuslän and Dalsland. There is also an insignificant part of the province Halland within the county.

In addition, the previous counties that were abolished in 1998 had been in use since the 17th century, and therefore have some cultural and historical significance.

Västra Götaland County borders to the counties of Värmland, Örebro, Östergötland, Jönköping and Halland. It is also bounded by the Norwegian county of Viken both with a land and maritime border, lakes Vättern and Vänern, as well as the strait of Skagerrak.

Västra Götaland was created in 1998 by a merger of the three former counties of Gothenburg and Bohus County, Älvsborg County and Skaraborg County. The seat of residence for the Governors or Landshövding is Gothenburg, while the seat of political administration and power is Vänersborg. The Governor is the head of the County Administrative Board or Länsstyrelse.

The Västra Götaland Regional Council or Västra Götalandsregionen is an evolved County Council that for a trial period has assumed certain tasks from the County Administrative Board. Similar trial councils are applied for Skåne County and Gotland County.

The arms for the County of Västra Götaland were granted in 1998 when the county was formed. They are a combination of the provincial arms of Västergötland, Bohuslän and Dalsland and the arms of the city of Gothenburg. When the arms are shown with a royal crown they represent the County Administrative Board, which is the regional presence of (royal) government authority. Blazon: "Quartered, I. the arms of Gothenburg II. the arms of Bohuslän III. the arms of Dalsland turned in courtoisie, IV. the arms of Västergötland."

Coordinates:58°13′01″N11°44′00″E /58.217025°N 11.733398°E /58.217025; 11.733398

Vastra Gotaland County Article Talk Language Watch Edit Vastra Gotaland County Swedish Vastra Gotalands lan is a county or lan on the western coast of Sweden Vastra Gotaland County Vastra Gotalands lanCounty of SwedenThe Brakelund burial ground in Lidkoping Sweden FlagCoat of armsVastra Gotaland County in SwedenLocation map of Vastra Gotaland County in SwedenCountrySwedenFounded01 January 1998CapitalGothenburgMunicipalities49 AleAlingsasAmalBengtsforsBollebygdBorasDals EdEssungaFalkopingFargelandaGoteneGothenburgGrastorpGullspangHarrydaHerrljungaHjoKarlsborgKungalvLerumLidkopingLilla EdetLysekilMariestadMarkMellerudMolndalMunkedalOckeroOrustPartilleSkaraSkovdeSotenasStenungsundStromstadSvenljungaTanumTibroTidaholmTjornTorebodaTranemoTrollhattanUddevallaUlricehamnVanersborgVaraVargardaGovernment GovernorLars Backstrom CouncilVastra Gotaland Regional CouncilArea Total25 247 km2 9 748 sq mi Population December 31 2019 1 Total1 725 881 Density68 km2 180 sq mi Time zoneUTC 1 CET Summer DST UTC 2 CEST ISO 3166 codeSE OGDP Nominal 80 billion 2015 GDP per capita 50 000 2015 2 NUTS RegionSE232Websitewww wbr o wbr lst wbr se The county is the second most populous of Sweden s counties and it comprises 49 municipalities kommuner Its population of 1 616 000 amounts to 17 of Sweden s population needs update The formal capital and seat of the governor of Vastra Gotaland County is Gothenburg The political capital and seat of the Vastra Gotaland Regional Council is Vanersborg The county was established on 1 January 1998 when Alvsborg County Gothenburg and Bohus County and Skaraborg County were merged Contents 1 Provinces 2 Neighbours 3 Administration 4 Politics 5 Municipalities 6 Heraldry 7 References and notes 8 External linksProvinces EditSweden s counties are generally of greater importance than its provinces The counties are the main administrative units for politics and population census counts Due to its size and young age the Vastra Gotaland County has no common heritage Of cultural and historical significance are the provinces that Vastra Gotaland County consists of Vastergotland Bohuslan and Dalsland There is also an insignificant part of the province Halland within the county In addition the previous counties that were abolished in 1998 had been in use since the 17th century and therefore have some cultural and historical significance Neighbours EditVastra Gotaland County borders to the counties of Varmland Orebro Ostergotland Jonkoping and Halland It is also bounded by the Norwegian county of Viken both with a land and maritime border lakes Vattern and Vanern as well as the strait of Skagerrak Administration EditVastra Gotaland was created in 1998 by a merger of the three former counties of Gothenburg and Bohus County Alvsborg County and Skaraborg County The seat of residence for the Governors or Landshovding is Gothenburg while the seat of political administration and power is Vanersborg The Governor is the head of the County Administrative Board or Lansstyrelse Politics EditThe Vastra Gotaland Regional Council or Vastra Gotalandsregionen is an evolved County Council that for a trial period has assumed certain tasks from the County Administrative Board Similar trial councils are applied for Skane County and Gotland County Municipalities Edit Ale Alingsas Bengtsfors Bollebygd Boras Dals Ed Essunga Falkoping Fargelanda Grastorp Gullspang Gotene Gothenburg Herrljunga Hjo Harryda Karlsborg Kungalv Lerum Lidkoping Lilla Edet Lysekil Mariestad Mark Mellerud Munkedal Molndal Orust Partille Skara Skovde Sotenas Stenungsund Stromstad Svenljunga Tanum Tibro Tidaholm Tjorn Tranemo Trollhattan Toreboda Uddevalla Ulricehamn Vara Vargarda Vanersborg Amal OckeroHeraldry EditThe arms for the County of Vastra Gotaland were granted in 1998 when the county was formed They are a combination of the provincial arms of Vastergotland Bohuslan and Dalsland and the arms of the city of Gothenburg When the arms are shown with a royal crown they represent the County Administrative Board which is the regional presence of royal government authority Blazon Quartered I the arms of Gothenburg II the arms of Bohuslan III the arms of Dalsland turned in courtoisie IV the arms of Vastergotland References and notes Edit Folkmangd efter region civilstand alder kon och ar Statistics Sweden 31 December 2019 Retrieved 25 February 2020 Regional Accounts External links EditList of Vastra Gotaland Governors Region Vastra Gotaland Vastra Gotaland County Administrative Board Gothenburg Regional Association of Local Authorities Sjuharad Regional Association of Local Authorities Skaraborg Regional Association of Local Authorities Fyrbodals Regional Association of Local Authorities Coordinates 58 13 01 N 11 44 00 E 58 217025 N 11 733398 E 58 217025 11 733398 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Vastra Gotaland County amp oldid 1090455909, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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