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The name is possibly derived from the Germanic root *Skaðin-awjã, which appears in Old Norse as Skáney.Like the other provinces of Sweden, the province of Scania serves no administrative or political purposes, but is an exclusively historical and cultural entity.The municipalities have municipal governments, similar to city commissions, and are further divided into parishes (församlingar).
For the pre-1997 counties see map to the right, which also outlines the still valid municipal limits.
For the province's modern administrative counterpart, Skåne län, the endonym Skåne is used in English.
and the southernmost tip of what is today Sweden was called Scania by the Romans and thought to be an island.
After an initiative from Baron Gustaf Bonde, the Lord High Treasurer of Sweden, the coat of arms of the City of Malmö was used as a base for the new provincial arms.
The Malmö coat of arms had been granted in 1437, during the Kalmar Union, by Eric of Pomerania and contains a Pomeranian griffin's head.
The counties were further divided into municipalities.