Kronoberg County

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Kronoberg County

Kronobergs län
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
 • GovernorKristina Zetterström (acting)
 • CouncilLandstinget Kronoberg
 • Total8,466.0 km2 (3,268.7 sq mi)
 (30 September 2017)[1]
 • Total197,040
 • Density23/km2 (60/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE-G
GDP/ NominalSEK 43,256 million (2004)
GDP per capitaSEK 245,000
NUTS RegionSE212

Kronoberg County (IPA: [ˇkruːnʊˌbærj];[2] 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:[3]

# 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 triple Mount Vert."

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 30 september 2017 och befolkningsförändringar 1 juli–30 september 2017. Totalt". Statistics Sweden. 8 November 2017. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  2. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 14.
  3. ^ "Tätorter 2010 (Localities 2010)". Statistics Sweden (in Swedish). 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2014.

External links[edit]