Malmöhus County

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Malmöhus County
Malmöhus län
County of Sweden
1669–1996

Coat of arms of Malmöhus län

Coat of arms

Capital Malmö
Governor
 -  1719–1727 Carl Gustaf Hård
 -  1993–96 Ann-Cathrine Haglund
History
 -  Established 1669
 -  Disestablished 31 December 1996

Malmöhus County (Swedish: Malmöhus län) was a county of Sweden until 1997 when it was merged with Kristianstad County to form Skåne County. It had been named after Malmöhus, a castle in Malmö, which also was where the governor originally resided.

The county was established in 1699 as a part of Denmark but became a part of Sweden in 1720.

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Coordinates: 55°40′N 13°20′E / 55.667°N 13.333°E / 55.667; 13.333