Kronoberg County (IPA: [ˈkrûːnʊˌbærj]; Swedish: Kronobergs län) is a county or län in southern Sweden. It borders the counties of Skåne, Halland, Jönköping, Kalmar, and Blekinge. Its capital is the city of Växjö.
Taxås Nature Reserve, Möcklen Lake
Kronoberg County in Sweden
Location map of Kronoberg County in Sweden
|• Governor||Kristina Zetterström (acting)|
|• Council||Landstinget Kronoberg|
|• Total||8,466.0 km2 (3,268.7 sq mi)|
(30 September 2017)
|• Density||23/km2 (60/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE-G|
|GDP/ Nominal||SEK 43,256 million (2004)|
|GDP per capita||SEK 245,000|
Geographically, Kronoberg County is situated in the southern part of the province of Småland. It received its present borders in 1687 when Jönköping County was separated from the former Jönköping and Kronoberg County.
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 a Government Agency headed by a Governor. The current Governor is Kristina Alsér who took over the office from Lars-Åke Lagrell.
The County Council of Kronoberg or Landstinget Kronoberg.
Note that all the municipalities have names after their seats except Uppvidinge, where the seat is located in the small town Åseda.
Localities in order of sizeEdit
SCB have collected statistics on backgrounds of residents since 2002. These tables consist of all who have two foreign-born parents or are born abroad themselves. The chart lists election years and the last year on record alone.
|Source: SCB |
Kronoberg was formally granted its arms in 1944. However, use of the arms was already an established practice. It is a variation of the arms of Småland. Blazon: "In a field of gold on a green three tipped mountain, a red lion with blue armament stands upright, holding with both front paws a vertically aligned red crossbow with a black bow and arrow of silver."
References and notesEdit
- "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 30 september 2017 och befolkningsförändringar 1 juli–30 september 2017. Totalt". Statistics Sweden. 8 November 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
- Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 14.
- "Tätorter 2010 (Localities 2010)". Statistics Sweden (in Swedish). 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
- "PxWeb - välj variabler och värden" (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
- Kronoberg County Administrative Board
- Kronoberg County Council
- Kronoberg Regional Association of Local Authorities
- The Natural Fishing Fishing in South Eastern Sweden—tourism page
- Book about Kronoberg Travel & Life in Kronoberg
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