Towards the end of December, county councils were regional autonomous units and introduced into Sweden by the community formation in 1862.
In January 1999, the responsibility for provincial authorities in Skåne and Västra Götaland was extended and they were then named regions.
The same reform and name change was introduced from 1 January 2011 in Halland, 1 January 2015 in another six district councils and three to 2016.
And now it's so good for the seven that were left.
Värmland is now a region
One of the district councils that became a region during New Year's Day is Värmland.
– The change is that we get a much larger and broader assignment, previously we were responsible for health and medical care and dental care and from today also responsible for regional development issues and public transport, says Hedvig Bergenheim, Communications Director, at Swedish & # 39; s Radio.
In addition to Värmland, the District Councils in Stockholm, Blekinge, Dalarna, Kalmar, Sörmland and Västerbotten also disappear.
Although all district councils are now called regions, the legal concept of district councils should continue to exist for some time.
For example, it is unclear whether we should vote in the elections in 2022 in provincial elections or in regional elections.