Provinces of Sweden

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The provinces of Sweden are geographical areas that are usually based on an older politcal subdivision that was based on cultural and geographical characteristics that many people strongly identify with today. The provinces are unique from each other in many ways such as: important as cultural entities but are not used for administrative purposes and have no legal significance. They are natural, cultural, and geographical units with deep roots and play an important role in the daily lives of the Swedish people. Often when immigrants referred to their origin in Sweden they talked about their provinces. They saw themselves as residents of a certain province such as Skåne, Ångermanland, and Dalarna rather than from a county. Emigrants from large cities, however, such as Stockholm or Göteborg would give their origin as the name of the city.  
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The provinces of Sweden are geographical areas that are based on politcal subdivisions that pre date the county organization of 1634. The divisions are based on cultural and geographical characteristics that many Swedes (and people of Swedish decent)  strongly identify with today. The provinces are unique from each other in many ways such as spoken dialects, traditional clothing, and local social traditions.  
  
The 25 provinces are as follows:
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With such deep social and cultual roots associated to the provinces, it's not uncommon that immigrants referred to their origin in Sweden by the name of their province. They saw themselves as residents of a certain province such as Skåne, Ångermanland, and Dalarna rather than from a county. Emigrants from large cities, however, such as Stockholm or Göteborg usually gave their origin by the name of the city.
  
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The provincial names were not used for collection organization in the Family History Library Catalog. <br>  
 
The provincial names were not used for collection organization in the Family History Library Catalog. <br>  
  
 
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The provinces of Sweden are geographical areas that are based on politcal subdivisions that pre date the county organization of 1634. The divisions are based on cultural and geographical characteristics that many Swedes (and people of Swedish decent)  strongly identify with today. The provinces are unique from each other in many ways such as spoken dialects, traditional clothing, and local social traditions.

With such deep social and cultual roots associated to the provinces, it's not uncommon that immigrants referred to their origin in Sweden by the name of their province. They saw themselves as residents of a certain province such as Skåne, Ångermanland, and Dalarna rather than from a county. Emigrants from large cities, however, such as Stockholm or Göteborg usually gave their origin by the name of the city.

Click on the province you are interested in.

Lappland ProvinceNorrbotten ProvinceVästerbotten ProvinceÅngermanland ProvinceJämtland ProvinceMedelpad ProvinceHärjedalen ProvinceHälsingland ProvinceDalarna ProvinceGästrikland ProvinceUppland ProvinceVästmanland ProvinceVärmland ProvinceNärke ProvinceDalsland ProvinceSödermanland ProvinceBohuslän ProvinceVästergötland ProvinceÖstergötland ProvinceHalland ProvinceSmåland ProvinceSkåne ProvinceBlekinge ProvinceÖland ProvinceGotland ProvinceBlekinge ProvinceBohuslän ProvinceDalarna ProvinceDalsland ProvinceGotland ProvinceGästrikland ProvinceHalland ProvinceHälsingland ProvinceHärjedalen ProvinceJämtland ProvinceLappland ProvinceMedelpad ProvinceNorrbotten ProvinceNärke ProvinceSkåne ProvinceSmåland ProvinceSödermanland ProvinceUppland ProvinceVärmland ProvinceVästerbotten ProvinceVästergötland ProvinceVästmanland ProvinceÅngermanland ProvinceÖland ProvinceÖstergötland ProvinceSwedish Provinces FSW.jpg


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The provincial names were not used for collection organization in the Family History Library Catalog.