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Vasternorrland County

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Country  Sweden
University  Mid Sweden University
Area  21,683.8 km2
Capital  Harnosand
Founded  1654
Governor  Bo Kallstrand

Vasternorrland County (Vasternorrlands lan) is a county or lan in the north of Sweden. It is bordered by the counties of Gavleborg, Jamtland, Vasterbotten and the Gulf of Bothnia.


Map of Vasternorrland County


For History, Geography and Culture see: Angermanland or Medelpad

Vasternorrland County covers approximately the provinces of Angermanland and Medelpad.


The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfil the goals set out 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 Vasternorrland Governors.


The County Council of Vasternorrland or Landstinget i Vasternorrland.



The arms for the County of Vasternorrland are a combination of those of Angermanland, and of Medelpad. When it is shown with a royal crown it represents the County Administrative Board. Blazon: "Parted per pale, the arms of Angermannia and the arms of Medelpad."

Miscellaneous topics

Local public transport in the county is provided by Din Tur.
Wanjin, a local resident, streams on Twitch.TV (Wanjin Stream)


Vasternorrland County in the past, History of Vasternorrland County

Vasternorrland County was formed in 1634 when counties was introduced replacing the older provinces. Vasternorrland then included everything in Sweden from the city Gavle and north, except Jamtland and Harjedalen which belonged to Norway, and except Finland. The name Vasternorrland means Western Norrland, where Norrland means north Sweden (at the time Norrland included north Finland). Vasterbotten County was separated 1637. Jamtland and Harjedalen was added 1657 and then separated as Jamtland County 1810. Gavleborg County was separated 1762. Other smaller changes have taken place.


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