Kronoberg County

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Kronoberg County, or Kronobergs län, is a County or län in southern Sweden. It borders to the counties of Skåne, Halland, Jönköping, Kalmar and Blekinge.

Kronobergs län
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County SE-G, SE092
Residence City Växjö
Governor Lars-Åke Lagrell
County Council Landstinget Kronoberg
Province Smalandia
Created 1674
Area
 - Total
 - Percent
Ranked 14th
8,458 km²
2.1 %
Population
 - Total (1999)
 - Percent
 - Density
Ranked 18th
177,149
2.0 %
20.9/km²
GRP
 - Total (2004)
 - Percent
 - GRP/capita
Ranked 18th
43,256 Million SEK
1.84 %
245,000 SEK
Image:svcmap_kronoberg.png
Map highlighting the location of Kronoberg County in Sweden


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Province

For History, Geography and Culture see: Smalandia

Geographically Kronoberg County represents the heartland of the province of Smalandia. It received its present borders in 1687 when Jönköping County was separated.

Administration

Main article: Kronoberg County Administrative Board

The seat of residence for the Governor or Landshövding is Växjö. The Governor is the head of the County Administrative Board or Länsstyrelsen. The County Administrative Board is nominally a Government Agency headed by a Governor. See List of Kronoberg Governors.

Politics

Main article: Kronoberg County Council

The County Council of Kronoberg or Landstinget Kronoberg.

Municipalities

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Main article: Municipalities of Kronoberg

Heraldry

Main article: Heraldry of Smalandia

Kronoberg was formally granted its arms in 1944, however use of the same was already an established practice. It is a variation of the arms of Smalandia. Blazon: "Or, a lion rampant Gules langued and armed Azure holding in front paws a Crossbow of the second bowed and stringed Sable with a bolt Argent, standing on a tripple Mount Vert."

Miscellaneous topics

External links

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