County administrative boards of Sweden

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A county administrative board (Swedish: länsstyrelse) is a Swedish Government Agency in each of the counties of Sweden, led by a vice-regal governor (Swedish: landshövding) appointed by the government for a term of six years. The lists of gubernatorial officeholders, in most cases, stretches back to 1634 when the counties were created by Chancellor Axel Oxenstierna.

The main responsibilities of the county administrative board is to coordinate the development of the county in line with goals set in national politics. In each county there is also a

County Council
which is a policy-making assembly elected by the residents of the county.

The capital of a county is in Swedish called residensstad ("residence city") because it is the seat of residence of the governor.

County County administrative board Capital Governor
1. Blekinge Blekinge Board Karlskrona Ulrica Messing (list)
2. Dalarna Dalarna Board Falun Helena Höij (list)
3. Gotland Gotland Board Visby Anders Flanking (list)
4. Gävleborg Gävleborg Board Gävle Per Bill (list)
5. Halland Halland Board Halmstad Brittis Benzler (list)
6. Jämtland Jämtland Board Östersund Marita Ljung (list)
7. Jönköping Jönköping Board Jönköping Helena Jonsson (list)
8. Kalmar Kalmar Board Kalmar Allan Widman (list)
9. Kronoberg Kronoberg Board Växjö Maria Arnholm (list)
10. Norrbotten Norrbotten Board Luleå Lotta Finstorp (list)
11. Skåne Skåne Board Malmö
12. Stockholm Stockholm Board Stockholm
13. Södermanland Södermanland Board Nyköping Beatrice Ask (list)
14. Uppsala Uppsala Board Uppsala
15. Värmland Värmland Board Karlstad Georg Andrén (list)
16. Västerbotten Västerbotten Board Umeå Helene Hellmark Knutsson (list)
17. Västernorrland Västernorrland Board Härnösand Berit Högman (list)
18. Västmanland Västmanland Board Västerås Johan Sterte (list)
19. Västra Götaland Västra Götaland Board Gothenburg Sten Tolgfors (list)
20. Örebro Örebro Board Örebro Lena Rådström Baastad (list)
21. Östergötland Östergötland Board Linköping Carl Fredrik Graf (list)

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