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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.
In 1662 Denmark was organized into 48 Counties.
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.
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In 1970 the Counties of Denmark were reorganized into 15 Counties.
As of January 1, 2007 the Counties of Denmark were replaced by 5 Regions.