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Västerbotten County (Västerbottens län) is a county or län in the north of Sweden. It borders the counties of Västernorrland, Jämtland, and Norrbotten, as well as the Norwegian county of Nordland and the Gulf of Bothnia.

Västerbotten County
Västerbottens län
County of Sweden
Coat of arms of Västerbotten County
Coat of arms
Västerbotten County in Sweden
Västerbotten County in Sweden
Location map of Västerbotten County in Sweden
Location map of Västerbotten County in Sweden
Coordinates: 64°51′N 17°54′E / 64.85°N 17.9°E / 64.85; 17.9
Country Sweden
Formed 1638
Capital Umeå
 • Governor Magdalena Andersson
 • Council Västerbottens Läns Landsting
 • Total 55,186.2 km2 (21,307.5 sq mi)
Population (September 30, 2017)[1]
 • Total 268,067
 • Density 4.9/km2 (13/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code SE-AC
GDP/ Nominal SEK 55,534 million (2004)
GDP per capita SEK 218,000
NUTS Region SE331



For history, geography, and culture, see: Västerbotten, Lapland, and Ångermanland

Västerbotten County covers the province of Västerbotten and parts of the provinces Lapland and Ångermanland.


The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfil the goals set in national politics by the Riksdag and the Government, to co-ordinate the interests of the county, to promote the development of the county, to establish regional goals, and to 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 Västerbotten Governors.


The County Council of Västerbotten or Västerbotten läns landsting.




The arms for Västerbotten County is a combination of the arms of Västerbotten, Swedish Lapland, and Ångermanland. When it is shown with a royal crown, it represents the County Administrative Board. Blazon: "Parted per fess, base parted per pale, the arms of Västerbotten, the arms of Lapland, and the arms of Ångermanland."

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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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