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 Encyclopedia: County
A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government.
Unlike cities, which are municipal corporations with a degree of sovereignty granted by the state, counties have no powers of their own but merely exercise powers of state government that have assigned to their jurisdiction, either by the state constitution or the state legislature.
Metropolitan municipalities are consolidated city and county governments, which simultaneously operate as administrative divisions of and subordinate to state power and as municipal corporations that exercise whatever degree of sovereignty the state government or constitution confers upon them.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/County   (9106 words)

  
 Municipalities of Sweden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The existence of such divisions are at the discretion of the municipality itself, and they also decide whether there is a need for a borough to secede and form a separate municipality.
Often in those cases, towns from other municipalities have grown together with the city and become suburbs, and are thereby considered part of city area eventhough they are part of another municipality.
On the other hand, municipalites around Mälaren in midth-Sweden (around Stockholm), on the west coast (around Gothenburg) and municipaities in southern Sweden (in the province of Scania) are densely populated and often small by area.
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Municipalities_of_Sweden   (407 words)

  
 Kiruna Municipality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Kiruna Municipality is a Municipality in northernmost Sweden where the city Kiruna is seat of government.
Kiruna is the northernmost municipality in Sweden, and geographically it is as large as the three southernmost counties of Scania, Blekinge and Halland grouped together.
In 2004, it was decided that the present centre of the municipality (N67°49'48'', E20°25'48'') must be relocated, since it is in danger of sinking in 1 kilometre deep due to the iron ore mining.
www.americancanyon.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Kiruna   (363 words)

  
 Learn more about County in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Originally, the county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office.
The term has since tended to represent a geographical unit of administration intermediate between the larger state or province, and the smaller township, municipality or district.
The county of Oslo is equivalent to the municipality of Oslo.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /c/co/county.html   (1292 words)

  
 Gothenburg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
[jøːtə'bɔrj]) is a city and a municipality on the western coast of Sweden, in the County of Västra Götaland.
With 478,055 inhabitants in the city and 816,931 in the metropolitan area it is the second largest city in Sweden after Stockholm and the seat of residence for the county.
The Gothenburg Metropolitan Area (Stor-Göteborg) extends to the municipalities of Ale, Härryda, Kungälv, Lerum, Mölndal, Partille, Stenungsund, Tjörn, Öckerö in Västra Götaland County and Kungsbacka in Halland County.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Gothenburg   (890 words)

  
 Stockholm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Administratively, the "City of Stockholm" is a Swedish municipality within Stockholm County.
The city is said to have been founded by Birger Jarl in order to protect Sweden from invasion from the sea by foreign navies and to stop pillage of the cities such as Sigtuna on Lake Mälaren.
However, AIK is not based in the municipality of Stockholm but in its northern neighbour Solna.
www.leessummit.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Stockholm,_Sweden   (635 words)

  
 United Nations Human Rights Website - Treaty Bodies Database - Document - Summary Record - Sweden
Sweden was a multicultural society: some 20 per cent of its population were either foreign-born or had one parent from another country.
The municipalities recommended that children who were still in care institutions when they reached the age of 18, should be allowed to remain there until they completed their education.
Sweden's migration policy was based on the principle of controlled migration, the fact that illegal immigrants did not enjoy the same rights as legal immigrants was not a violation of the Convention.
www.unhchr.ch /tbs/doc.nsf/(Symbol)/CRC.C.SR.1002.En?Opendocument   (5262 words)

  
 Sweden : Today   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Although in years past Sweden's economy was based on agriculture, in the latter half of the 20th century and post-millennium, industry has become predominant, employing nearly 80% of all Swedish workers.
Sweden has 20 national parks; although these wilderness areas are not regulated by law, Sweden's policy of free access entitles citizens to unlimited admission at no charge.
Sweden is one of the five nations that established colonies in North America.
www.frommers.com /destinations/print-narrative.cfm?destID=243&catID=0243020043   (1067 words)

  
 SWEDEN.SE - Waste management in Sweden’s municipalities: Environmental technology and local initiatives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In Sweden the three elected levels of government: Parliament, at national level; the county council at regional level; and the municipality, at local level; each have different areas of responsibility and duties in environmental matters.
In Sweden, national environmental policy is encouraging recycling and incineration as primary options for waste management, and there is a national goal to reduce landfilled waste by 50-70 percent by the year 2005.
Waste and wastewater management in Sweden's municipalities is an evolving process where environmental policy at national, regional and local level, technical expertise, along with local initiatives, is helping to bring continued improvements to local residents, and reduce the environmental impact of waste in their communities.
www.sweden.se /templates/Article____7899.asp   (1979 words)

  
 Sweden
Sweden is a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary democracy.
Sweden consists of 23 county councils and 288 municipalities.
Even if the municipalities are to have their own channels to the EU’s decision-making system, the role played by the Swedish Riksdag and Government will still be crucial to the future of local government autonomy and to the continued strong position occupied by the local level in Sweden.
taiex.be /Services/SubNat/EU_impl/Sweden.htm   (3847 words)

  
 III. Groups in Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Municipalities are also responsible for the implementation and enforcement of several enactments relating to the environment, such as the Environment and Health Protection Act, the Public Cleansing Act, the Chemical Products Act, the Food Act and the Planning and Building Act.
The municipal organisation can never achieve sustainable development unaided or by traditional administrative activity, and so it is mainly as a catalyst, co-ordinator and accelerator of the aggregate commitment of the local community that the municipality matters.
In many municipalities, the social dimension of Agenda 21 is matched by activities in such areas as enterprise development, measures to combat unemployment and social segregation, immigrant integration, the development of local democracy and neighbourhood democracy in housing areas, health and quality of life.
www.ieh.se /agenda21forum/rapporter/slutbetankande_eng/part_II_3.htm   (4520 words)

  
 Sweden
The government in Sweden functions on three democratically elected levels: the Riksdag at a national level, the county councils at a regional level, and the municipalities at a local level, each with different spheres of responsibility.
The County Administrative Board function as a "regional representative" of the central government, and is responsible for co-ordinating CEP issues in the county.
The most notable flood event in Sweden was the record high spring flood of 1995, which caused considerable flooding in most of the large rivers in the country.
earth.esa.int /applications/dm/archdm/disman/db/synthesis_reports/SRSweden.html   (1844 words)

  
 SUNET's Web Index: Municipalities
Municipality of Grums - The municipality of Grums is strategically situated by lake Vänern, where E18 and national highway 45 meet.
Municipality of Leksand - A town of living traditions - folk costumes, painting, churchboat rowing and, of course, the midsummer festivities centered around the maypole which you can see standing in the centre of every village all year round.
Municipality of Mariestad - The pearl of lake Vanern.
katalogen.sunet.se /cat/government/municipalities   (1224 words)

  
 Berg, Susanne. 2003-05-20. "Personal Assistance in Sweden." Plenary presentation at the conference: Persönliche ...
The huge institutions in Sweden were people lived their lives, died and got buried were mainly a “privilege” for persons with intellectual and psychiatric impairments.
Up until 1963 the municipalities in Sweden did not need to cater for pupils with mobility impairments; and a teacher’s word was enough to tear a child from its family, sending it far away to a special school – a special place.
In the municipality of the City of Stockholm (the biggest municipality and probably the decisive one) the agreement went through in the political committee for social welfare with a majority of one vote.
www.independentliving.org /docs6/berg20030520.html   (4915 words)

  
 Sweden Municipalities
Sweden is divided into län (counties), which are subdivided into kommuner (municipalities).
The kommunkod of municipalities in those counties were changed as needed, in order to preserve the relationship of kommunkod and länskod.
The municipality of Nykvarn, in Stockholm county, was formed in 1998.
www.statoids.com /yse.html   (151 words)

  
 Municipalities of Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the middle of the 20th century several municipal reforms were implemented, which successively and drastically reduced their numbers, to the current 290 municipalities (2004).
The municipalities are also divided into a total of 2,512 parishes, or församlingar (2000), which have an importance for sensus and elections.
There are also a total of 1,936 urban centres, or tätorter (2000), which have an impact on statistics.
www.1-free-software.com /en/wikipedia/m/mu/municipalities_of_sweden.html   (263 words)

  
 S W E D E N
Sweden cooperates actively with the Nordic neighbours and in the cultural policy field within the framework of the Council of Europe.
Total municipal spending on culture for 1996 was bsek 6.6: 40 per cent was spent on public libraries, 35 per cent on general culture activities, 16 per cent on music schools, and 9 per cent on grants to adult education schools.
Sweden was one of the first European countries to embark upon a cultural development policy at the end of the 1970s.
www.culturelink.org /culpol/sweden.html   (5684 words)

  
 SydSam - Southern Sweden's political structure
Sweden is divided into three political and administrative levels of government with the right to levy taxes: the national, regional and local levels.
Sweden has 290 municipalities, 77 of which are in Southern Sweden.
Southern Sweden's municipalities are organised in different ways but are all responsible for a wide variety of public services.
www.sydsam.se /english/southsweden/politics.asp   (646 words)

  
 Uppsala - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It is the fourth largest city in Sweden and the administrative centre for Uppsala County (Uppsala län).
Legend has it that it was the main heathen centre of Sweden, with the Temple at Uppsala containing idols of the Aesir gods.
A bishop quickly took seat there, and in 1164 the monk from, Stefan, was ordained as the first Archbishop of Sweden, with his diocese centred in Uppsala.
www.pineville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Uppsala   (442 words)

  
 Democrat and Chronicle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Like all municipalities, Sweden was hard hit by state pension contributions this year.
Sweden partners with the village of Brockport for fire and ambulance coverage, recreation for seniors and the library, among other projects.
With a recently updated master plan, the town of Sweden is poised to invite growth while maintaining the town’s rural flavor.
www.democratandchronicle.com /opinion/forprint/1022DH2527B_endorse_sweden_opinion.shtml   (288 words)

  
 District Heating in Sweden 1948-1990
District heating in Sweden has expanded without the competition from natural gas, since natural gas was absent on the Swedish energy scene until 1985.
Sweden has a climate with long and cold winters, giving high heat densities at moderate building densities.
The municipalities in Sweden are by tradition independent in the Swedish society and have financial resources since they are allowed to tax the inhabitants.
www.energy.rochester.edu /se/werner/1991/success.htm   (728 words)

  
 Resource: Eco-Municipalities in Sweden
In 304 pages it provides inspiring examples of changes in Swedish municipal policies and operations, and explains how municipalities in the US and elsewhere can emulate their success.
Authors are Sarah James, principal of a community planning consulting firm in Boston and co-author of the American Planning Association's "Policy Guide on Planning for Sustainability" (see http://www.planning.org/policyguides/sustainability.htm), and Torbjorn Lahti, planner for Sweden's first eco-municipality and a founder of the Swedish natinal association of eco-municipalities.
Frequently these efforts, as laudable as they are, are unconnected and unintegrated throughout municipal governments and the larger communities.
www.nextstep.state.mn.us /res_detail.cfm?id=1476   (558 words)

  
 enviroreport   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The five ‘challenger municipalities’, as they are known, are also lobbying for the removal of national obstacles to reductions in carbon dioxide emissions.
The municipal areas concerned are all very different and, with their varying local circumstances, will offer models and inspiration for other councils and SSNC branches.
Falköping, in southern central Sweden, is one of the local authorities in the country which feels that the short-term aims proposed by the Climate Committee are altogether too modest.
www.naturvardsverket.se /enviroreport/envirorep5/enviro5_7.htm   (709 words)

  
 Invest in Sweden Agency - Sweden is first country to deploy nationwide 3G network
TeliaSonera Sweden's 3G network currently covers 75 percent of the Swedish population and 96 percent of the municipalities.
Invest in Sweden Agency was established by the Swedish government to help attract and facilitate foreign direct investment in Sweden – Europe’s leading IT cluster and a world leader in wireless and mobile Internet.
Sweden provides a strong industrial base, sophisticated multinational customers, active utilization of information technology in both the public and private sectors, an advanced infrastructure, and a highly skilled workforce.
www.isa.se /templates/printfriendly/News____25195.aspx   (548 words)

  
 Sweden - Learning in Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Most preschools are operated by municipal governments, but the number of private ones is increasing.
The municipality in which a student lives is responsible for the student's tuition, even if the student chooses to study in another municipality or at a private school.
All municipalities in Sweden are required by law to offer free upper secondary schooling.
www.cp-pc.ca /english/sweden/learning.html   (412 words)

  
 List of political parties in Sweden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Sweden has a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party often has a chance of gaining power alone, and parties must work with each other to form coalition governments.
Communist Labour League of Sweden (Sveriges Kommunistiska Arbetareförbund, 1956-1967)
Communist Workers' League of Sweden (Sveriges Kommunistiska Arbetarförbund, 1977-?)
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/List_of_political_parties_in_Sweden   (286 words)

  
 PA PHILA SBN - April 29 Seminar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Throughout Sweden, over 60 cities and towns of all sizes and shapes have adopted sustainability principles as official municipal policy, and have implemented these widely throughout their governments and larger communities.
Achieving 100 percent freedom from fossil fuels in municipal operations, 90 percent solid waste recycling rates, over 200 new eco-enterprises in a small town with a former 25 percent unemployment rate are just a few of their countless accomplishments.
Torbjörn Lahti, who was the planner for Sweden’s first eco-municipality in the 1980s, is presently leading Sustainable Robertsfors, an international sustainable community demonstration project in Sweden.
www.ballenetwork.com /Phila/viewPage.cfm?pageId=782   (338 words)

  
 Sweden
Solna, a town of contrasts, is a blending of the old and the new.
The castles from Sweden’s period as a great power lies in a modern housing development; the world’s first National City Park spreads out side by side with busy traffik lanes; state of the art space research rubs shoulders with the old and modern volumes of the little antiquarian bookseller.
In area, it is one of Sweden’s smallest municipalities.
www.eat-online.net /english/countries/sweden.htm   (190 words)

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