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Hallandia, or Halland, is a historical Province or landskap on the western coast of Sweden. It borders to Westrogothia, Smalandia, Scania and to the sea of Kattegat.

LandTerra Scania (Götaland)
CountyHalland County
Area4,800 km²
Provincial flower
- Swedish
- Latin
Genista pilosa
Provincial animalSalmon
Provincial birdPeregrine falcon

Table of contents
1 County
2 History
3 Geography
4 Culture
5 Heraldry
6 External Links


For current affairs see: Halland County

The province of Hallandia is virtually fitted with in Halland County.


Main article: History of Hallandia

Chartered cities before 1971:

Historically the province of Hallandia belonged to the Danish Crown, as a part of Terra Scania, togeather with provinces Scania and Blechingia, which made up the eastern part of the Danish kingdom. The Varberg Fortress was built in the 11th century and improved with higher walls in the 15th century. Halland became a Swedish possesion in 1645 by the Treaty of Brömsebro. Initially for a period limited to 30 years, but the conquest was later made permanent by the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658.


Main article: Geography of Hallandia

The streams of Lagan, Ätran, Nissan and Viskan flows through the province and reaches the sea in Kattegat. Hallandia is well known for its good soil and as a agricultural district.


Main article: Culture of Hallandia

The dialectal variations spoken in Hallandia are togeather called Halländska, though they belong to two main dialectal groups. In northern Hallandia a variation of the Götaland dialect is spoken and in the south the spoken language is a variation of the Southern Swedish dialect, formerly East Danish. The dialectal variation of Småländska spoken in the east, on the border to Smalandia is not counted as Halländska.

The latest Duke of Hallandia was Prince Bertil (1912-1997), son of Gustav VI Adolf of Sweden of the house Bernadotte.


Main article: Heraldry of Hallandia

Hallandia was granted its arms at the time for the funural of Charles X Gustav of Sweden in 1660. The province is a duchy and the arms is represented with a dukal coronet. Blazon: "Azure, a Lion rampant Argent langued, armed and dente Gules."

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