Skåne County facts for kids
|County of Sweden|
Skåne County in Sweden
Location map of Skåne County in Sweden
|Founded||1 January 1997|
|• Total||11,302.77 km2 (4,364.02 sq mi)|
|Population (September 30, 2017)|
|• 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)|
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.
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