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Skåne County

Skåne County, or Skåne län, 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.

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


For History, Geography and Culture see: Scania

Scania, the historical province Skåne, has virtually the same boundaries as the current administrative entity, Skåne County. In 1997 the previous counties of Malmöhus County and Kristianstad County were merged to form the new county.


Main article: Skåne County Administrative Board

The seat of residence for the Governor or Landshövding is the town of Malmö. The County Administrative Board is nominally a Government Agency headed by a Governor. See List of Skåne Governors.


Main article: Skåne Regional Council

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


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


Main article: Heraldry of Scania

The arms for Skåne County is the same as for the province of Scania only with the colors reversed and the crown, beak and tongue 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 County  |  Norrbotten  |  Skåne  |  Stockholm
Södermanland  |  Uppsala  |  Värmland  |  Västerbotten  |  Västernorrland
Västmanland  |  Västra Götaland  |  Örebro  |  Östergötland

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