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Västra Götaland County
Västra Götaland County, or Västra Götalands län is a County or län on the western coast of Sweden. It borders to the counties of Värmland, Örebro, Östergötland, Jönköping and Halland. It is also bounded by the Norwegian county of Østfold, lakes Vättern and Vänern, as well as the sea of Skagerrak. The largest city in the county is Gothenburg.
Västra Götaland County consists of the provinces Westrogothia, Bahusia and Dalia.
Main article: Västra Götaland County Administrative Board
Västra Götaland was created in 1999 by a merger of the three former counties of Gothenburg and Bohus County, Älvsborg County and Skaraborg County. The seat of residence for the Governors or Landshövding is Gothenburg. The Governor is the head of the County Administrative Board or Länsstyrelse.
Main article: Västra Götaland Regional Council
The Regional Council of Västra Götaland or Västra Götalandsregionen is an evolved County Council that for a trial period has assumed certain tasks from the County Administrative Board. Similar provisions are applicable to the counties of Skåne and Gotland during the trial period.
Main article: Municipalities of Västra Götaland
Main article: Heraldry of Westrogothia
The arms for the County of Västra Götaland was granted in 1999 when the county was formed. It a combination of the provincial arms of Westrogothia , Bahusia and Dalia with the arms for the city of Gothenburg . When the arms is shown with a royal crown it represents the County Administrative Board, which is the regional presence of (royal) government authority. Blazon: "Quartered, I. the arms of Gothenburg, II. the arms of Bahusia, III. the arms of Dalia turned in courtoisie, IV. the arms of Westrogothia."
- Gothenburg Regional Association of Local Authorities
- Sjuhärad Regional Association of Local Authorities
- Skaraborg Regional Association of Local Authorities
- Fyrbodals Regional Association of Local Authorities
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