Kronoberg County

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Kronoberg County
Kronobergs län
County of Sweden
Taxås Nature Reserve, Möcklen Lake
Taxås Nature Reserve, Möcklen Lake
Flag of Kronoberg County
Coat of arms of Kronoberg County
Coat of arms
Kronoberg County in Sweden
Kronoberg County in Sweden
Location map of Kronoberg County in Sweden
Location map of Kronoberg County in Sweden
Country Sweden
Capital Växjö
 • Governor Ingrid Burman
 • Council Landstinget Kronoberg
 • Total 8,466.0 km2 (3,268.7 sq mi)
Population (30 September 2017)[1]
 • Total 197,040
 • Density 23/km2 (60/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE-G
GDP/ Nominal SEK 43,256 million (2004)
GDP per capita SEK 245,000
NUTS Region SE212

Kronoberg County (Swedish: 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 of Växjö.


For history, geography and culture, see Småland

Geographically, Kronoberg County is situated in the southern part of the province of Småland. It received its present borders in 1687 when Jönköping County was separated from the former Jönköping and Kronoberg County.


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 Alsér who took over the office from Lars-Åke Lagrell.


The County Council of Kronoberg or Landstinget Kronoberg.



Kronoberg, Open Street Map, September 2012.jpg

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

Localities in order of size[edit]

The five most populous localities of Kronoberg County in 2010:[2]

# Locality Population
1 Växjö 60,887
2 Ljungby 15,205
3 Älmhult 8,955
4 Alvesta 8,017
5 Markaryd 3,966


Kronoberg was formally granted its arms in 1944. However, use of the arms 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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