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Blekinge County

Blekinge County, or Blekinge län is a County or län in the south of Sweden. It borders to the Counties of Skåne, Kronoberg, Kalmar and to the Baltic Sea.

Blekinge län
Residence CityKarlskrona
County CouncilLandstinget Blekinge
 - Total
 - Percent
Ranked 21st (Smallest)
2,941 km²
0.7 %
 - Total (1999)
 - Percent
 - Density
Ranked 19th
1.7 %

Table of contents
1 Province
2 Administration
3 Politics
4 Municipalities
5 Heraldry
6 Miscellaneous topics
7 External Links


For History, Geography and Culture see: Blechingia

Blechingia, the historical province Blekinge, has virtually the same boundaries as the current administrative entity, Blekinge County.


Main article: Blekinge County Administrative Board

Blekinge County was a part of Kalmar County between 1680 and 1683, due to the foundation of the naval base at Karlskrona.

The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fullfil the goals set in national politics by the Parliament and the Government, to coordinate the interests and promote the development of the county, to establish regional goals and safeguard the due process of law in the handling of each case. The County Administrative Board is nominally a Government Agency headed by a Governor. See List of Blekinge Governors.


Main article: Blekinge County Council

Blekinge County Council, or Landstinget Blekinge, is a municipal entity that is independent of, but coterminous with, the County Administrative Board. Its main responsibilities lie in health care and public transportation issues for the county.


Main article: Municipalities of Blekinge


Main article: Heraldry of Blekinge

The County of Blekinge inherited its coat of arms from the province of Blechingia. When it is shown with a royal crown it represents the County Administrative Board.

Miscellaneous topics

External Links

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

Provinces of Sweden  |  Sweden