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Skåne (county)

The County of Skåne is the southernmost county or län of Sweden. It borders to the counties of Halland, Kronoberg and Blekinge. To the east, west and south it also borders to the Baltic Sea and strait of Öresund. There is also a province of Skåne.

Skåne län
Residence cityMalmö
County councilRegion Skåne
 - Total
 - Percent
Ranked 10th
11,027 km²
2.7 %
 - Total (1999)
 - Percent
 - Density
Ranked 3rd
12.7 %

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Province For History, Geography and Culture see: Skåne

In 1997 the previous counties of Malmöhus and Kristianstads län were merged into the current County of Skåne. The new county has virtually the same boundaries as the province of Skåne.

Administration Main article: County Administrative Board of Skåne[?]

The seat of residence for the Govenor or Landshövding is the town of Malmö. The Govenor is the head of the County Administrative Board or Länsstyrelse.

Politics Main article: Regional Council of Skåne[?]

The Regional Council of Skåne or Region Skåne is an evolved County Council that for a trial period has assumed certain tasks from the County Administrative Board.

Municipalities Main article: Municipalities of Skåne

  1. Bjuv
  2. Bromölla
  3. Burlöv
  4. Båstad
  5. Eslöv
  6. Helsingborg
  7. Hässleholm
  8. Höganäs
  9. Hörby
  10. Höör
  11. Klippan
  1. Kristianstad
  2. Kävlinge
  3. Landskrona
  4. Lomma
  5. Lund
  6. Malmö
  7. Osby
  8. Perstorp
  9. Simrishamn
  10. Sjöbo
  11. Skurup
  1. Staffanstorp
  2. Svalöv
  3. Svedala
  4. Tomelilla
  5. Trelleborg
  6. Vellinge
  7. Ystad
  8. Åstorp
  9. Ängelholm
  10. Örkelljunga
  11. Östra Göinge

Heraldry Main article: Heraldry of Skåne[?]

The arms for the County of Skåne is the same as for the province of Skåne only with the colors reversed and the crown, beak and tounge of the same color. 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: "Gules, a Griffin's head erased Or, crowned and armed the same".

Miscellaneous topics

The four main cities of the county are Malmö, Lund, Helsingborg and Kristianstad. Skåne is connected to Denmark via the Öresund Bridge.

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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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