Provinces of Sweden

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== '''Swedish Provinces (Landskap)'''
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Note: Used for cultural identity and not for the Family History Library Catalog.
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The provinces of Sweden are 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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==== Click on the&nbsp;province or province name that you are interested in.<br> ====
  
The 25 provinces are as follows:
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The provinces of Sweden (called Landskap in Swedish) are geographical areas that are based on political subdivisions that predate 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.
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*Blekinge
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*Bohuslän
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*Dalarna
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*Dalsland
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*Gotland
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*Gästrikland
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*Halland
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*Hälsingland
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With such deep social and cultural 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, or 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.
*Härjedalen
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*Jämtland
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*Lappland
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*Medelpad
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*Norrbotten
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*Närke
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*Skåne  
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*Småland
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*Södermanland
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*Uppland
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*Värmland
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*Västerbotten
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*Västergötland
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*Västmanland
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*Ångermanland
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*Öland
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*Östergötland
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*The Landskap names are not typically used to organize collections by SVAR, Arkiv Digital, Genline or the Family History Library Catalog. These resources are organized by Swedish ''län'' (usually called county in English).<br>
  
 
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Revision as of 12:02, 20 October 2011

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Click on the province or province name that 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

The provinces of Sweden (called Landskap in Swedish) are geographical areas that are based on political subdivisions that predate 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 cultural 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, or 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.

Tips

  • The Landskap names are not typically used to organize collections by SVAR, Arkiv Digital, Genline or the Family History Library Catalog. These resources are organized by Swedish län (usually called county in English).