Jönköping County

Jönköping County
Jönköpings län
—  County of Sweden  —

Coat of arms

Country Sweden
Capital Jönköping
 – Governor Minoo Akhtarzand
 – Council Landstinget i Jönköpings län
 – Total 10,475 km2 (4,044.4 sq mi)
Population (March 31 2011)[1]
 – Total 337,013
 – Density 32.2/km2 (83.3/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 – Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
GDP/ Nominal SEK 79,761 million (2004)
GDP per capita SEK 243,000
NUTS Region SE211

Jönköping County (Jönköpings län) is a county or län in southern Sweden. It borders the counties of Halland, Västra Götaland, Östergötland, Kalmar and Kronoberg. The capital is Jönköping.



The historical provinces of Sweden have no administrative or political significance. Jönköping County is in the northern part of Småland. Habo Municipality and Mullsjö Municipality, from the province of Västergötland, are since 1999 also in Jönköping County.


Jönköping County was periodically united with Kronoberg County until 1687.

The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfill 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. The seat of residence for the Governor or Landshövding is the town of Jönköping. See the List of Jönköping Governors.


The main responsibilities of the County Council of Jönköping, or Landstinget i Jönköpings län, are for the public healthcare system and public transport.


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  1. Aneby
  2. Eksjö
  3. Gislaved
  4. Gnosjö
  5. Habo
  1. Jönköping
  2. Mullsjö
  3. Nässjö
  4. Sävsjö
  5. Tranås
  1. Vaggeryd
  2. Vetlanda
  3. Värnamo


Jönköping was formally granted its arms in 1942. By custom it used a combination of the lesser state arms of Sweden and the arms for the town of Jönköping. Blazon for the town of Jönköping: "Gules, a Castle with three towers Argent massoned windowed and gated Sable issuant from a Base wavy Azure".

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Coordinates: 57°45′N 14°12′E / 57.75°N 14.2°E / 57.75; 14.2

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