Blekinge

historical province in Sweden

Blekinge is a historical province in southern Sweden. It's famous for the Blekinge archipelago, and referred to as "Sveriges trädgård" (the "Garden of Sweden"). Once part of Denmark, it became a part of Sweden in the 17th century.

Blekinge
Coat of arms of Blekinge
Sverigekarta-Landskap Blekinge.svg
Coordinates: 56°20′N 15°20′E / 56.333°N 15.333°E / 56.333; 15.333Coordinates: 56°20′N 15°20′E / 56.333°N 15.333°E / 56.333; 15.333
CountrySweden
LandGötaland
CountyBlekinge County
Area
 • Total2,900 km2 (1,100 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2016)[1]
 • Total158,453
 • Density55/km2 (140/sq mi)
Ethnicity
 • LanguageSwedish
Culture
 • FlowerOak and Mullein
 • AnimalLucanus cervus
 • BirdNuthatch
 • FishCod
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Area codes0454–0457

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Folkmängd i landskapen den 31 december 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 21 March 2017. Retrieved 25 November 2017.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Blekinge at Wikimedia Commons