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SWEDISH COUNTIES: (LÄN) USED IN THE FAMILY HISTORY LIBRARY CATALOG (24 Counties)


BLEKINGE                                    GOTLAND                             GÄVLEBORG

GÖTEBORG OCH BOHUS             HALLAND                              JÄMTLAND

JÖNKÖPING                                 KALMAR                               KOPPARBERG

KRISTIANSTAD                            KRONOBERG                        MALMÖHUS

NORRBOTTEN                             SKARABORG                        STOCKHOLM

SÖDERMANLAND                        UPPSALA                             VÄRMLAND

VÄSTERBOTTEN                         VÄSTERNORRLAND              VÄSTMANLAND

ÄLVSBORG                                 ÖREBRO                               ÖSTERGÖTLAND

 

Sweden has assigned a letter code for each county.  The letter code is often used to identify the county and it is customary to refer to a county by its letter instead of its name, such as K-län for Blekinge and AC-län for Västerbotten. The official country codes are as follows:

    Swedish County Codes                                        Swedish Counties & Codes

  • A ...... Stockholm City                                              Blekinge .................... K
  • B ...... Stockholm County                                         Gotland ...................... I
  • C ...... Uppsala                                                        Gävleborg ................... X
  • D ...... Södermanland                                               Göteborg och Bohus ... O
  • E ...... Östergötland                                                  Halland ..................... N
  • F ...... Jönköping                                                      Jämtland .................... Z
  • G ...... Kronoberg                                                      Jönköping .................. F
  • H ...... Kalmar                                                           Kalmar ...................... H
  • I ........ Gotland                                                          Kopparberg ................ W
  • K ....... Blekinge                                                        Kristianstad ............... L
  • L ........ Kristianstad                                                   Kronoberg ................. G
  • M ....... Malmöhus                                                     Malmöhus ................. M
  • N ....... Halland                                                          Norbotten .................. BD
  • O ....... Göteborg och Bohus                                       Skaraborg ................. R
  • P ....... Älvsborg                                                         Stockholm City ......... A
  • R ....... Skaraborg                                                       Stockholm County .... B
  • S ....... Värmland                                                        Södermanland .......... D
  • T ....... Örebro                                                             Uppsala ..................  C
  • U ......  Västmanland                                                   Värmland ................  S
  • W ...... Kopparberg                                                      Västerbotten ............ AC
  • X  ...... Gävleborg                                                         Västernorrland.......... Y
  • Y ....... Västernorrland                                                  Västmanland ...........U
  • Z ....... Jämtland                                                          Älvsborg .................. P  
  • AC .... Västerbotten                                                    Örebro ..................... T
  • BD .... Norrbotten                                                        Östergötland............. E                                           


 


 

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