Vestland County Municipality
Vestland fylkeskommune
Coat of arms of Vestland County Municipality
Location in Norway
Location in Norway
Coordinates: 64°00′53″N 11°29′43″E / 64.0148°N 11.4954°E / 64.0148; 11.4954Coordinates: 64°00′53″N 11°29′43″E / 64.0148°N 11.4954°E / 64.0148; 11.4954
CountryNorway
Administrative centerBergen
Government
 • County mayorJon Askeland
ISO 3166 codeNO-46
Employees6,000
Schools46
Pupils23,000
Roads5,547 km (3,447 mi)
Websitevestlandfylke.no
Composition of the Vestland County Council
Composition of the Vestland County Council

Not to be confused with the county, Vestland.

Vestland County Municipality (Norwegian: Vestland fylkeskommune) is the democratically elected regional governing administration of Vestland county in Norway. The main responsibilities of the county municipality includes the overseeing the county's upper secondary schools, county roadways, public transport, dental care, culture, and cultural heritage.[1]

County government

The Vestland county council (Norwegian: Fylkestinget) is made up of 65 representatives that are elected every four years. The council essentially acts as a Parliament or legislative body for the county and it meets about six times each year. The council is divided into standing committees and an executive board (fylkesutvalg) which meet considerably more often. Both the council and executive board are led by the County Mayor (fylkesordfører).

County council

The party breakdown of the council is as follows:

Vestland Fylkestinget 2020–2024 [2]  
Party Name (in Norwegian) Number of
representatives
 Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet)14
 People's Action No to More Road Tolls
(Folkeaksjonen nei til mer bompenger)
6
 Progress Party (Fremskrittspartiet)6
 Green Party (Miljøpartiet De Grønne)5
 Conservative Party (Høyre)12
 Christian Democratic Party (Kristelig Folkeparti)3
 Pensioners' Party (Pensjonistpartiet)1
 Red Party (Rødt)2
 Centre Party (Senterpartiet)10
 Socialist Left Party (Sosialistisk Venstreparti)4
 Liberal Party (Venstre)2
Total number of members:65

References

  1. ^ Berg, Ole T., ed. (19 February 2020). "fylkeskommune". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 21 June 2020.
  2. ^ Tjørnhaugen, Andreas, ed. (18 September 2019). "valgresultater fylkesting - Vestland". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 21 June 2020.