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Skåne County

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Skåne County (Swedish: Skåne län [ˈskôːnɛ ˈlɛːn]), sometimes referred to as Scania County in English, is the most southern county, or län, of Sweden, basically corresponding to the traditional province Scania. 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 in both Kristianstad and Malmö.[4]

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Skåne County
Skåne län
Scania County
Coat of arms of Skåne County
Skåne County in Sweden
Skåne County in Sweden
Location map of Skåne County in Sweden
Location map of Skåne County in Sweden
Coordinates: 55°59′43″N 13°26′30″E
CountryFlag_of_Sweden.svg Sweden
Founded1 January 1997
CapitalMalmö, Kristianstad
  GovernorAnneli Hulthén
  County CouncilSkåne Regional Council
  Total11,302.77 km2 (4,364.02 sq mi)
 (December 31, 2021)[2]
  Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE-M
Nominal GRDPSEK 531 billion (2017)[3]
Nominal GRDP per capitalSEK 398,000 (2017)[3]
NUTS RegionSE224
Counties before 1997.

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.