List of governors of Västerbotten County

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Governor of Västerbotten County
Landshövding i Västerbottens län
Coat of arms of Västerbotten County.
Helene Hellmark Knutsson
since 1 August 2020
Västerbotten County Administrative Board
ResidenceThe residence in Umeå,
AppointerGovernment of Sweden
Term lengthSix years[note 1]
First holderTheodoricus Petri Ruuta
DeputyCounty Director (Länsrådet)
SalarySEK 97,800/month (2017)[2]
WebsiteGovernor and County Director

This is a list of governors of Västerbotten County in Sweden, from 1598–present. This list is incomplete.

Governors of Österbotten and Västerbotten from 1598–1631

Governors of Västerbotten from 1638–present


  1. ^ The governor is often appointed for a six-year mandate. It can be extended if the person has not reached retirement age.[1]


  1. ^ "Landshövding och länsledning" (in Swedish). County administrative boards of Västerbotten. Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  2. ^ Nilsson, Emmeli; Hellerstedt, Linus (2017-06-20). "Så mycket tjänar myndighetscheferna – hela listan" [How much do the heads of agencies earn - complete list] (in Swedish). Retrieved 17 October 2017.