Uppsala County

Uppsala County
Uppsala län
County of Sweden

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Coat of arms

Uppsala County in Sweden

Location map of Uppsala County in Sweden
Coordinates: 59°51′30″N 17°39′00″E / 59.85833°N 17.65000°E / 59.85833; 17.65000
Country Sweden
Formed 1634
Capital Uppsala
Municipalities
Government
  Governor Göran Enander
Area
  Total 8,207.2 km2 (3,168.8 sq mi)
Population (September 30, 2017)[1]
  Total 367,483
  Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE-C
GDP/ Nominal SEK 69,631 million ()
GDP per capita SEK 234,000
NUTS Region SE121
Website www.c.lst.se

Uppsala County (Swedish: Uppsala län) is a county or län on the eastern coast of Sweden. It borders the counties of Dalarna, Stockholm, Södermanland, Västmanland, Gävleborg, and the Baltic Sea.

Province

For History, Geography and Culture see: Uppland

The province of Uppland encompasses Uppsala County.

Administration

The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfil the goals set in national politics by the Riksdag and the Government, to coordinate the interests of the county, promote its development, establish regional goals and safeguard the due process of law in the handling of each case as well as administrate the healthcare in the region. The County Administrative Board is a Government Agency headed by a Governor. See List of Uppsala Governors.

Politics

The County Council of Uppsala or Landstinget i Uppsala län, which is appointed by the electorate of the county, is primarily responsible for health care and public transportation.

Municipalities

Heraldry

The County of Uppsala inherited its coat of arms from the province of Uppland. When it is shown with a royal crown it represents the County Administrative Board.

References and notes

Coordinates: 59°51′30″N 17°39′00″E / 59.858333°N 17.65°E / 59.858333; 17.65

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