Kronoberg County

Kronoberg County (IPA: [ˈkrûːnʊˌbærj];[2] 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.

Kronoberg County

Kronobergs län
Taxås Nature Reserve, Möcklen Lake
Taxås Nature Reserve, Möcklen Lake
Flag of Kronoberg County
Flag
Coat of arms of Kronoberg County
Coat of arms
Kronoberg County in Sweden
Kronoberg County in Sweden
Location map of Kronoberg County in Sweden
Location map of Kronoberg County in Sweden
CountrySweden
CapitalVäxjö
Municipalities
Government
 • GovernorKristina Zetterström (acting)
 • CouncilLandstinget Kronoberg
Area
 • Total8,466.0 km2 (3,268.7 sq mi)
Population
 (30 September 2017)[1]
 • Total197,040
 • Density23/km2 (60/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE-G
GDP/ NominalSEK 43,256 million (2004)
GDP per capitaSEK 245,000
NUTS RegionSE212
Websitewww.g.lst.se

ProvinceEdit

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.

AdministrationEdit

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.

PoliticsEdit

The County Council of Kronoberg or Landstinget Kronoberg.

GovernorsEdit

MunicipalitiesEdit

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

The five most populous localities of Kronoberg County in 2010:[3]

# Locality Population
1 Växjö 60,887
2 Ljungby 15,205
3 Älmhult 8,955
4 Alvesta 8,017
5 Markaryd 3,966

DemographicsEdit

Foreign backgroundEdit

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.[4] The chart lists election years and the last year on record alone.

Location 2002 2006 2010 2014 2018 2019
Alvesta 10.8 12.1 15.5 20.9 25.2 25.9
Lessebo 10.9 13.4 17.2 23.9 31.6 31.6
Ljungby 12.1 13.6 16.2 19.0 23.2 23.7
Markaryd 14.2 16.5 19.0 21.8 28.9 29.7
Tingsryd 7.5 9.1 11.3 14.4 18.4 19.0
Uppvidinge 10.5 13.4 15.8 20.0 25.5 26.5
Växjö 12.5 14.9 18.6 21.1 24.4 25.2
Älmhult 10.1 12.6 16.2 19.9 29.2 30.3
Total 11.6 13.7 17.0 19.0 25.0 25.7
Source: SCB [4]

HeraldryEdit

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

  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 14.
  3. ^ "Tätorter 2010 (Localities 2010)". Statistics Sweden (in Swedish). 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2014.
  4. ^ a b "PxWeb - välj variabler och värden" (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 11 August 2020.

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