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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:

Alphabetical by Code

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

Alphabetical by County

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

 

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