Gävleborg County

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
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
CountrySweden
Founded1762
CapitalGävle
Municipalities
Government
 • GovernorPer Bill
 • CouncilRegion Gävleborg
Area
 • Total18,198.9 km2 (7,026.6 sq mi)
Population
 (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
Websitewww.x.lst.se

ProvincesEdit

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.

AdministrationEdit

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.

PoliticsEdit

The county council of Gävleborg or Region Gävleborg.

After the county council election in 2018, the following political parties are represented in the Gävleborg county council:[2]

Party Seats Votes %
Social Democrats 24 58,521 31.63%
Moderate Party 11 27,556 14.89%
Sweden Democrats 11 27,494 14.86%
Centre Party 8 18,146 9.81%
Left Party 7 15,809 8.54%
Health Care Party Gävleborg 5 13,176 7.12%
Christian Democrats 4 9,364 5.06%
Liberals 3 8,440 4.56%
Green Party 2 5,720 3.09%
Others - 805 0.43%
Total 75 185,031 100%
Turnout 188,764 83.78%

Riksdag electionsEdit

The table details all Riksdag election results of Gävleborg County since the unicameral era began in 1970. The blocs denote which party would support the Prime Minister or the lead opposition party towards the end of the elected parliament.

Year Turnout Votes V S MP C L KD M SD NyD Left Right
1970[3] 86.6 183,731 8.0 52.0 21.7 10.7 1.4 5.0 60.1 38.1
1973[4] 89.6 189,221 8.2 50.1 26.0 6.7 1.6 7.0 58.3 39.7
1976[5] 90.5 198,949 6.3 50.9 25.9 7.9 1.2 7.4 57.2 41.2
1979[6] 89.8 198,508 6.7 52.2 20.4 7.9 1.4 10.7 59.0 39.1
1982[7] 90.7 202,022 6.7 54.4 1.8 16.9 4.4 1.7 13.9 61.1 35.2
1985[8] 88.6 198,530 6.7 53.6 1.6 13.8 11.2 12.7 60.3 37.7
1988[9] 84.6 187,245 7.2 51.9 5.1 13.2 9.7 2.7 9.6 64.2 32.5
1991[10] 85.3 188,011 5.8 46.9 3.4 10.7 7.9 6.1 12.8 6.0 52.7 37.4
1994[11] 85.3 186,959 7.9 53.6 5.5 9.1 5.8 3.2 13.2 1.1 67.0 31.3
1998[12] 79.4 170,128 16.6 42.5 5.1 7.0 3.5 9.7 13.9 64.2 34.2
2002[13] 77.6 164,934 11.2 45.0 4.5 10.4 10.0 7.4 9.4 1.0 60.6 37.3
2006[14] 79.3 167,728 7.9 41.7 4.3 11.1 5.3 5.1 18.4 3.0 54.0 40.0
2010[15] 82.8 177,248 7.2 38.3 6.2 7.3 5.3 4.1 23.1 7.1 51.7 39.9
2014[16] 85.4 183,515 6.6 38.2 5.0 6.7 3.7 3.2 17.4 16.0 49.8 31.0
2018[17] 86.3 185,413 8.4 34.1 3.1 9.1 4.0 5.3 15.3 19.6 54.6 44.2

GovernorsEdit

MunicipalitiesEdit

In Gästrikland Province:

In Hälsingland Province:

DemographicsEdit

Foreign backgroundEdit

SCB have collected statistics on backgrounds of residents since 2002. These tables consist of all who have two foreign-born parents or are born abroad themselves.[18] The chart lists election years and the last year on record alone.

Location 2002 2006 2010 2014 2018 2019
Bollnäs 4.9 5.6 7.7 10.8 14.5 14.7
Gävle 10.7 12.0 14.4 17.2 19.7 20.5
Hofors 12.4 13.5 15.3 16.2 18.8 19.0
Hudiksvall 5.7 6.5 7.9 9.6 11.4 11.8
Ljusdal 4.0 5.3 7.2 10.0 12.5 12.3
Nordanstig 3.9 4.3 6.8 9.0 10.7 10.7
Ockelbo 4.4 4.9 8.1 11.0 16.2 16.4
Ovanåker 2.6 3.5 4.6 7.1 10.4 10.8
Sandviken 8.4 9.8 12.5 16.3 21.3 21.9
Söderhamn 5.8 6.8 8.6 11.6 15.4 16.0
Total 7.5 8.7 10.8 13.6 16.7 17.2
Source: SCB [18]

HeraldryEdit

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."

See alsoEdit

References and notesEdit

  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.
  2. ^ "Val till landstingsfullmäktige i Gävleborgs län - Valda 2018" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 2019-07-08.
  3. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1970" (PDF). SCB. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1973" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  5. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1976" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1979" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  7. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1982)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  8. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1985" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  9. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1988)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  10. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1991" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  11. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1994" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  12. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  13. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag 2002" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  14. ^ "Allmänna val 17 september 2006" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  15. ^ "Röster - Val 2010" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  16. ^ "Röster - Val 2014" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  17. ^ "Röster - Val 2018" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  18. ^ a b "PxWeb - välj variabler och värden" (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 11 August 2020.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 60°46′50″N 16°39′19″E / 60.780619°N 16.655273°E / 60.780619; 16.655273