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Kalmar (county)

The County of Kalmar is a county or län in southern Sweden. It borders to the Counties of Kronoberg, Jönköping, Blekinge and Östergötland. To the east in the Baltic Sea is the island County of Gotland.

Kalmar län
Residence cityKalmar
County councilLandstinget i Kalmar län
Provinces Småland
 - Total
 - Percent
Ranked 9th
11,171 km²
2.7 %
- Total (1999)
 - Percent
 - Density
Ranked 17th
2.7 %

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Provinces For History, Geography and Culture see: Småland or Öland

Geograpically the County of Kalmar covers the eastern part of Småland and the entire island of Öland.

Administration Main article: County Administrative Board of Kalmar

The seat of resicence for the Govenor or Landshövding is Kalmar. The Govenor is the head of the County Administrative Board or Länsstyrelse.

Politics Main article: County Council of Kalmar[?]

Municipalities Main article: Municipalities of Kalmar[?]

On the mainland:

On Öland:

Heraldry Main article: Heraldry of Småland

The County of Kalmar was formally granted its arms in 1944. Before this the county carried the arms of Småland and Öland side by side. The current arms is a combination of the arms for Småland and Öland. Blazon: "Quatered, the arms of Småland and Öland"

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Counties of Sweden:
Blekinge  |  Dalarna  |  Gotland  |  Gävleborg  |  Halland  |  Jämtland  |  Jönköping
Kalmar  |  Kronoberg  |  Norrbotten  |  Skåne  |  Stockholm  |  Södermanland  |  Uppsala  |  Värmland
Västerbotten  |  Västernorrland  |  Västmanland  |  Västra Götaland  |  Örebro  |  Östergötland

Provinces of Sweden  |  Sweden

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