- Gotland County
Småland and the islands
GDP=12,154 Million| GDPpercapita=212,000| GDPpercent=0.52
Gotland County ("Gotlands län") is a county or "
län" of Sweden. Gotlandis located in the Baltic seato the east of Öland, and is the largest of Sweden's islands. Counties are usually sub-divided into municipalities, but Gotland County only consists of one municipality: Gotland Municipality. The difference between the two are only at an administrative level, as the county counciland municipal council serve different tasks. Both have their seat in the largest city Visby, with 22,000 inhabitants.
Sweden's counties are mainly administrative units, used for inhabitant figures, politics, etc. For the culture and history of the island, see article
Gotland. In this case the province, the county and the municipality all have identical borders.
The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfil the goals set in national politics by the Parliament and the Government, to coordinate the interests and 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 Gotland Governors.
The County of Gotland consists of a single municipality and as there is no separate entity for a County Council, those tasks are handled by the municipality. During a trial period the County Council provisions for Gotland has been evolved to provisions for a Regional Council, meaning that it has assumed certain tasks from the County Administrative Board. Similar provisions are applicable to the counties of Västra Götaland and Skåne during the trial period.
Gotland County inherited its coat of arms from the province of Gotland. When it is shown with a royal crown it represents the County Administrative Board.
* [http://www.i.lst.se/ Gotland County Administrative Board]
* [http://www.gotland.se/ Gotland Municipality]
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