Denmark: Counties

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In 1970 the Counties of Denmark were reorganized into 15 Counties.<br>
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In 1970 the Counties of Denmark were reorganized into 15 Counties.<br>  
  
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*Bornholm  
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*[[Bornholm, County|Bornholm]]
*Frederiksborg  
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*[[Frederiksborg, County|Frederiksborg]]
*Fyn  
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*[[Fyn, County|Fyn]]
*København  
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*[[København, County|København]]
*København Staden  
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*[[København Staden, County|København City]]
*Nordjylland  
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*Ribe  
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*Ringkøbing  
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*[[Nordjylland, County|Nordjylland]]
*Roskilde  
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*[[Ribe, County|Ribe]]
*Storstrøm  
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*[[Ringkøbing, County|Ringkøbing]]
*Sønderjylland  
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*[[Roskilde, County|Roskilde]]
*Vejle  
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*[[Storstrøm, County|Storstrøm]]
*Vestsjælland  
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*Viborg  
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*Århus
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*[[Sønderjylland, County|Sønderjylland]]
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*[[Vejle, County|Vejle]]
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*[[Vestsjælland, County|Vestsjælland]]
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*[[Viborg, County|Viborg]]
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*[[Århus, County|Århus]]
  
 
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Revision as of 19:42, 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.

The Regions of Denmark (2007 - )

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

  • Hovedstaden
  • Midtjylland
  • Nordjylland
  • Sjælland
  • Syddanmark