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For other uses, see Scania (disambiguation).

Scania (Skåne) is the southernmost historical Province (landskap) of Sweden. It borders Hallandia, Smalandia and Blechingia. To the east, west and south it also borders the Baltic Sea and the Öresund strait, also known as The Sound.


LandTerra Scania (Götaland)
CountySkåne County
Area10,939 km²
Provincial flower
- Swedish
- Latin
Oxeye daisy
Leucanthemum vulgare
Provincial animalRed deer
Provincial birdRed kite
Provincial fishEel


For current affairs see: Skåne County

Skåne County has virtually the same boundaries as the province of Scania.


Main article: History of Scania

Chartered towns before 1971:

Historically the province of Scania was a part of Terra Scania, which together with Jutland and "the islands" constituted Denmark. Following the Treaty of Roskilde Terra Scania became a possession of the Swedish Crown, retaining its old laws and Lantdag, but was soon to be split. Bornholm was returned to Denmark, and the other provinces were successively incorporated into Sweden. Skåne was in 1719 the last to become a province of Sweden.


Main article: Geography of Scania


Main article:
Culture of Scania


Main article: Heraldry of Scania

Skåne was granted its arms at the funeral of Charles X Gustav of Sweden in 1660, based on the arms of the City of Malmö. The arms is represented with a dukal coronet. Blazon: "Or, a Griffin's head erased Gules, crowned Azure and armed Azure, when it should be armed".

Dukes of Scania

Since 1772, Swedish Princes have been created Dukes of various provinces. This is solely a nominal title.

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