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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
Coat of arms
Sverigekarta-Landskap Blekinge.svg
CountrySweden
LandGötaland
CountyBlekinge County
Area
 • Total2,900 km2 (1,100 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)[1]
 • Total152,591
 • Density53/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

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