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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
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 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%




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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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.

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