History of Swedish Counties

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


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:


• AB ..... Stockholm County & City
• AC ..... Västerbotten County
• BD ..... Norrbotten County
• C ....... Uppsala County
• D ....... Södermanland County
• E ....... Östergötland County
• F ....... Jönköping County
• G ....... Kronoberg County
• H ....... Kalmar County
• I  ....... Gotland County
• K ....... Blekinge County
• M ....... Skåne County
• N .......  Halland County
• O ....... Västra Götaland County
• S ....... Värmland County
• T ........ Örebro County
• U ........ Västmanland County
• W ....... Dalarna County
• X ......... Gävleborg County
• Y ......... Västernorrland County
• Z ......... Jämtland County