Kronoberg County

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Kronoberg County (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 Växjö.

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Province

For History, Geography and Culture see: Småland

Geographically Kronoberg County represents the heartland of the province of Småland. It received its present borders in 1687 when Jönköping County was separated.

Administration

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 Alse'r who took over the office from Lars-Åke Lagrell.

Politics

The County Council of Kronoberg or Landstinget Kronoberg.

Municipalities

Main article: Municipalities of Kronoberg

Note that all the municipalities have names after their seats except Uppvidinge, where the seat is located in the small town Åseda.

Heraldry

Kronoberg was formally granted its arms in 1944, however use of the same was already an established practice. It is a variation of the arms of Småland. Blazon: "Or, a lion rampant Gules langued and armed Azure holding in front paws a Crossbow of the second bowed and stringed Sable with a bolt Argent, standing on a tripple Mount Vert."

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