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Skåne County
Skåne län
County of Sweden
Flag of Skåne County
Flag
Coat of arms of Skåne County
Coat of arms
Skåne County in Sweden
Skåne County in Sweden
Location map of Skåne County in Sweden
Location map of Skåne County in Sweden
Country  Sweden
Founded 1 January 1997
Area
 • Total 11,302.77 km2 (4,364.02 sq mi)
Population (September 30, 2017)
 • Total 1,340,415
 • Density 118.59173/km2 (307.15116/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE-M
Nominal GRDP SEK 531 billion (2017)
Nominal GRDP per capital SEK 398,000 (2017)
NUTS Region SE224
Website
Old provinces scania
Counties before 1997.

Skåne County (Swedish: Skåne län), sometimes referred to as Scania County in English, is the southernmost county, or län, of Sweden, basically corresponding to the traditional province Skåne. It borders the counties of Halland, Kronoberg and Blekinge and connects to Capital Region, Denmark by the Öresund Bridge. The seat of residence for the Skåne Governor is the city of Malmö. The headquarters of Skåne Regional Council are located both in Kristianstad and Malmö.

The present county was created in 1997 when Kristianstad County and Malmöhus County were merged; it covers around 3% of Sweden's total area, while its population of 1.3 million comprises 13% of Sweden's total population. Prince Oscar is Duke of Skåne.

Municipalities

Skåne County
Municipalities of Skåne County
  1. Bjuv
  2. Bromölla
  3. Burlöv
  4. Båstad
  5. Eslöv
  6. Helsingborg
  7. Hässleholm
  8. Höganäs
  9. Hörby
  10. Höör
  11. Klippan
  12. Kristianstad
  13. Kävlinge
  14. Landskrona
  15. Lomma
  16. Lund
  17. Malmö
  18. Osby
  19. Perstorp
  20. Simrishamn
  21. Sjöbo
  22. Skurup
  23. Staffanstorp
  24. Svalöv
  25. Svedala
  26. Tomelilla
  27. Trelleborg
  28. Vellinge
  29. Ystad
  30. Åstorp
  31. Ängelholm
  32. Örkelljunga
  33. Östra Göinge

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