Östergötland County

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Östergötland County

Östergötlands län
Skyline of Östergötland County
Flag of Östergötland County
Flag
Coat of arms of Östergötland County
Coat of arms
Östergötland County in Sweden
Östergötland County in Sweden
Location map of Östergötland County in Sweden
Location map of Östergötland County in Sweden
Country Sweden
Founded1634
CapitalLinköping
Municipalities
Government
 • GovernorCarl Fredrik Graf
 • CouncilLandstinget i Östergötland
Area
 • Total10,602.0 km2 (4,093.5 sq mi)
Population
 (September 30, 2017)[1]
 • Total456,550
 • Density43/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE-E
GDP/ NominalSEK 97,387 million (2004)
GDP per capitaSEK 236,000
NUTS RegionSE123
Websitewww.e.lst.se

Östergötland County (Östergötlands län) is a county or län in southeastern Sweden. It has land borders with the counties of Kalmar to the southeast, Jönköping to the southwest, Örebro to the northwest, and Södermanland to the northeast, it also has a sea border with Västra Götaland to the west (across lake Vättern), and borders the Baltic Sea to the east.

Östergötland County has a population of 456,550 (September 30, 2017) and the capital and biggest city is Linköping. Linköping and neighbouring twin city Norrköping together form one of Sweden's metropolitan areas; The Linköping-Norrköping Corridor is therefore sometimes marketed as The Fourth Metropolitan Region of Sweden,[citation needed] the other three being Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö. Princess Estelle is Duchess of Östergötland.

Province[edit]

For History, Geography and Culture see: Östergötland.

Östergötland has virtually the same boundaries as the current administrative entity, the Östergötland County.

Administration[edit]

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, to 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 Östergötland Governors.

Politics[edit]

The County Council of Östergötland or Landstinget i Östergötland.

Municipalities[edit]

Östergötland County.png

Heraldry[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References and notes[edit]

  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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Coordinates: 58°31′41″N 15°14′17″E / 58.528125°N 15.238037°E / 58.528125; 15.238037