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Gävleborg County (Swedish: Gävleborgs län) is a county or län on the Baltic Sea coast of Sweden. It borders to the counties of Uppsala, Västmanland, Dalarna, Jämtland and Västernorrland. The capital is Gävle.

Gävleborg County

Gävleborgs län
Flag of Gävleborg County
Coat of arms of Gävleborg County
Coat of arms
Gävleborg County in Sweden
Gävleborg County in Sweden
Location map of Gävleborg County in Sweden
Location map of Gävleborg County in Sweden
Coordinates: 60°46′50″N 16°39′19″E / 60.78056°N 16.65528°E / 60.78056; 16.65528
 • GovernorPer Bill
 • CouncilRegion Gävleborg
 • Total18,198.9 km2 (7,026.6 sq mi)
 (September 30, 2017)[1]
 • Total285,452
 • Density16/km2 (41/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE-X
GDP/ NominalSEK 60,417 million (2004)
GDP per capitaSEK 218,000
NUTS RegionSE313



Gävleborg County encompasses the provinces of Gästrikland and Hälsingland, except for the northwestern part of the latter which is located in Jämtland County, most notably Ytterhogdal.


Gävleborg County was established in 1762 when it was separated from Västernorrland County. For the list of Governors see main article. The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfil the goals set by the national policy by the Riksdag and the Government, to coordinate the interests and promote the development of the county, to establish regional goals and safeguard the due process of law in the handling of each case. The County Administrative Board is a Government Agency headed by a Governor. See List of Gävleborg Governors.


The County Council of Gävleborg or Region Gävleborg.

After the Swedish general election in 2014, the Gävleborg County council are represented by the following political parties:

Moderate Party Christian Democrats Centre Party Liberal People's Party Green Party Social Democratic Party Left Party Sweden Democrats Health Care Party Gävleborg others
Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats Votes % Seats
30 501 16,9 13 7 021 3,9 3 13 698 7,6 6 7 951 4,4 3 9 488 5,2 4 62 025 34,3 26 14 893 8,2 6 20 437 11,3 8 14 327 7,9 6 660 0,4 0




The arms for Gävleborg County is a combination of the arms of Gästrikland and Hälsingland. When it is shown with a royal crown it represents the County Administrative Board. Blazon: "Quartered, the arms of Gästrikland and the arms of Hälsingland."

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  1. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 30 september 2017 och befolkningsförändringar 1 juli–30 september 2017. Totalt". Statistics Sweden. 2017-11-08. Retrieved 2017-11-19.

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