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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.

  • Aakær Amt
  • Aalborghus Amt
  • Aalholm Amt
  • Aastrup Amt
  • Antvorskov Amt
  • Assens Amt
  • Bornholms Amt
  • Børglum Amt
  • Bøvling Amt
  • Dragsholm Amt
  • Dronningborg Amt
  • Dueholm Amt
  • Frederiksborg Amt
  • Hald Amt
  • Halsted Amt
  • Havreballegård Amt
  • Hindsgavl Amt
  • Holbæk Amt
  • Hørsholm Amt
  • Jægerspris Amt
  • Kalundborg Amt
  • Kalø Amt
  • Koldinghus Amt
  • Korsør Amt
  • Kronborg Amt
  • Københavns Amt
  • Lundenæs Amt
  • Mariager Amt
  • Møn Amt
  • Nyborg Amt
  • Nykøbing Amt
  • Odensegård Amt
  • Riberhus Amt
  • Ringsted Amt
  • Roskilde Amt
  • Rugård Amt
  • Sejlstrup Amt
  • Silkeborg Amt
  • Skanderborg Amt
  • Skivehus Amt
  • Sorø Amt
  • Stjernholm Amt
  • Sæbygård Amt
  • Tranekær Amt
  • Tryggevælde Amt
  • Vestervig Amt
  • Vordingborg Amt
  • Ørum Amt


The Counties of Denmark (1793 - 1970)

In 1793 the Counties were reorganized into 24 Counties. 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

 

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