Denmark: Counties

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In 1662 Denmark was organized into 48 Counties.<br>
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In 1662 Denmark was organized into 48 Counties.<br>  
  
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*Aakær Amt
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*[[Aakær County, Denmark|Aakær]]
*Aalborghus Amt
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*[[Aalborghus County, Denmark|Aalborghus]]
*Aalholm Amt
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*[[Aalholm County, Denmark|Aalholm]]
*Aastrup Amt
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*[[Aastrup County, Denmark|Aastrup]]
*Antvorskov Amt
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*[[Antvorskov County, Denmark|Antvorskov]]
*Assens Amt
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*[[Assens County, Denmark|Assens]]
*Bornholms Amt
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*[[Bornholm County, Denmark|Bornholm]]
*Børglum Amt
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*[[Børglum County, Denmark|Børglum]]
*Bøvling Amt
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*[[Bøvling County, Denmark|Bøvling]]
*Dragsholm Amt
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*[[Dragsholm County, Denmark|Dragsholm]]
*Dronningborg Amt
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*[[Dronningborg County, Denmark|Dronningborg]]
*Dueholm Amt
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*[[Dueholm County, Denmark|Dueholm]]
  
 
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*Frederiksborg Amt
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*[[Frederiksborg County, Denmark|Frederiksborg]]
*Hald Amt
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*[[Hald County, Denmark|Hald]]
*Halsted Amt
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*[[Halsted County, Denmark|Halsted]]
*Havreballegård Amt
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*[[Havreballegård County, Denmark|Havreballegård]]
*Hindsgavl Amt
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*[[Hindsgavl County, Denmark|Hindsgavl]]
*Holbæk Amt
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*[[Holbæk County, Denmark|Holbæk]]
*Hørsholm Amt
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*[[Hørsholm County, Denmark|Hørsholm]]
*Jægerspris Amt
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*[[Jægerspris County, Denmark|Jægerspris]]
*Kalundborg Amt
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*[[Kalundborg County, Denmark|Kalundborg]]
*Kalø Amt
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*[[Kalø County, Denmark|Kalø]]
*Koldinghus Amt
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*[[Koldinghus County, Denmark|Koldinghus]]
*Korsør Amt
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*[[Korsør County, Denmark|Korsør]]
  
 
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*Kronborg Amt
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*[[Kronborg County, Denmark|Kronborg]]
*Københavns Amt
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*[[København County, Denmark| København]]
*Lundenæs Amt
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*[[Lundenæs County, Denmark|Lundenæs]]
*Mariager Amt
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*[[Mariager County, Denmark|Mariager]]
*Møn Amt
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*[[Møn County, Denmark|Møn]]
*Nyborg Amt
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*[[Nyborg County, Denmark|Nyborg]]
*Nykøbing Amt
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*[[Nykøbing County, Denmark Nykøbing]]
*Odensegård Amt
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*[[Odensegård County, Denmark Odensegård]]
*Riberhus Amt
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*[[Riberhus County, Denmark|Riberhus]]
*Ringsted Amt
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*[[Ringsted County, Denmark|Ringsted]]
*Roskilde Amt
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*[[Roskilde County, Denmark|Roskilde]]
*Rugård Amt
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*[[Rugård County, Denmark|Rugård]]
  
 
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*Sejlstrup Amt
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*[[Sejlstrup County, Denmark|Sejlstrup]]
*Silkeborg Amt
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*[[Silkeborg County, Denmark|Silkeborg]]
*Skanderborg Amt
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*[[Skanderborg County, Denmark|Skanderborg]]
*Skivehus Amt
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*[[Skivehus County, Denmark|Skivehus]]
*Sorø Amt
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*[[Sorø County, Denmark|Sorø]]
*Stjernholm Amt
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*[[Stjernholm County, Denmark|Stjernholm]]
*Sæbygård Amt
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*[[Sæbygård County, Denmark|Sæbygård]]
*Tranekær Amt
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*[[Tranekær County, Denmark|Tranekær]]
*Tryggevælde Amt
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*[[Tryggevælde County, Denmark|Tryggevælde]]
*Vestervig Amt
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*[[Vestervig County, Denmark|Vestervig]]
*Vordingborg Amt
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*[[Vordingborg County, Denmark|Vordingborg]]
*Ørum Amt
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*[[Ørum County, Denmark|Ørum]]
  
 
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=== [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/images/e/e0/Denmark_Counties_1793_-_1970.jpg The Counties of Denmark (1793 - 1970)]<br>  ===

Revision as of 19:23, 29 March 2011

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Contents

The Len in Denmark ( - 1659)

During Medieval times Denmark was organized into areas called Lens. Each Len was under the supervision of a government appointed Lensmand who managed the Kings affairs within the Len.

The Counties of Denmark (1662 - 1793)

In 1662 Denmark was organized into 48 Counties.

The Counties of Denmark (1793 - 1970)

In 1793 the Counties were reorganized into 24 Counties . The Danish name for county is Amt. The organization of Danish records in the Family History Library Catalog is based upon this time period.

The Counties of Denmark (1970 - 2006)

In 1970 the Counties of Denmark were reorganized into 15 Counties.

  • Bornholm
  • Frederiksborg
  • Fyn
  • København
  • København Staden
  • Nordjylland
  • Ribe
  • Ringkøbing
  • Roskilde
  • Storstrøm
  • Sønderjylland
  • Vejle
  • Vestsjælland
  • Viborg
  • Århus

The Regions of Denmark (2007 - )

As of January 1, 2007 the Counties of Denmark were replaced by 5 Regions.

  • Hovedstaden
  • Midtjylland
  • Nordjylland
  • Sjælland
  • Syddanmark