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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.
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.