Akershus County Council
Public administration in Norway has a 3-tier structure with the following elements: central government, county government and municipal government. The welfare of the individual is closely bound up with the activities of the county and municipal governments. Norway is divided into 19 counties (fylker) andmore than400 municipalities (kommuner).
The county council is responsible for tasks that are too large or too complex for the municipalities to manage alone. The central government has an overriding authority and supervises both county and municipal administration. The activities of the county council are mainly limited by central governments fiscal policy, i.e. through subsidies and block grants.
Learn more about Akershus in a brochure published in 2006. It
provides short information about education, science, trade and
industry, sights, historical places and attractions, culture
and sports, transportation and challenges in Akershus. You can
download the brochure here: Welcome to Akershus (pdf)
You can also order the brochure, send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org