World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

Halland County

Halland
Hallands län
County of Sweden
Coat of arms of Halland
Coat of arms
Official logo of Halland
 
Country Sweden
Founded 1719
Capital Halmstad
Government
 • Governor Lena Sommestad
 • Council Landstinget Halland
Area
 • Total 5,454 km2 (2,106 sq mi)
Population (September 30 2011)[1]
 • Total 301,122
 • Density 55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE-N
GDP/ Nominal SEK 61,339 million (2004)
GDP per capita SEK 221,000
NUTS Region SE231
Website .se.lst.nwww

Halland County (Hallands län) is a county (län) on the western coast of Sweden. It corresponds roughly to the cultural and historical province of Halland. The capital is Halmstad.

It borders the counties of Västra Götaland, Jönköping, Kronoberg, Skåne and the sea of the Kattegat.

Contents

  • Heraldry 1
  • Province 2
  • Administration 3
  • Politics 4
  • Governors 5
  • Municipalities 6
  • Culture 7
    • Music groups 7.1
  • Localities in order of size 8
  • Future 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

Heraldry

The County of Halland inherited its coat of arms from the province of Halland. When it is shown with a royal crown it represents the County Administrative Board.

Province

Counties mainly serve administrative purposes in Sweden. The culture and history of the area is to be found in its provincial counterpart Halland. The county was designed with virtually the same boundaries as the province. The major exception is a part of Hylte Municipality, which belongs to the province of Småland.

Administration

The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfil the goals set in national politics by the Riksdag and the Government, to coordinate the interests and promote the development of the county, to establish regional goals and safeguard the due process of law in the handling of each case. The County Administrative Board is a Government Agency headed by a governor. See List of Halland Governors.

Politics

Among the main responsibilities of the Halland County Council (Landstinget Halland) are public health care issues.

Governors

Municipalities

Sweden's counties are entities for Sweden's municipalities, responsible for such things as child care, education, street planning, etc. Municipalities in Halland County are, from north to south, with the numbers of inhabitants::

Culture

Music groups

Localities in order of size

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

# Locality Population
1 Halmstad 58,577
2 Varberg 27,602
3 Falkenberg 20,035
4 Kungsbacka 19,057
5 Onsala 11,951

Future

There is an investigation committee appointed by the government, who investigating the best future division and responsibitites of the counties of Sweden, called Ansvarskommittén. They are working long-term, but their preliminary reports suggest a large reduction of the number of counties in Sweden. Halland county is there proposed to be divided in two halves, both to be combined with neighbouring large counties.

References

  1. ^ "Kvartal 1 2011".  
  2. ^ "Tätorter 2010 (Localities 2010)".  

External links

  • Halland County Administrative Board
  • Halland County Council
  • Regional Association of Local Authorities in Halland
  • Hotels in Halland

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.