History of Swedish Counties

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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

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  • Norrbotten
  • Skaraborg
  • Stockholm
  • Södermanland
  • Uppsala
  • Värmland
  • Västerbotten
  • Västernorrland
  • Västmanland
  • Älvsborg
  • Örebro
  • Östergötland

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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:

  • 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
  • W ......Kopparberg
  • X......Gävleborg
  • Y .......Västernorrland
  • Z .......Jämtland
  • AC ....Västerbotten
  • BD ....Norrbotten
  • 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