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
  • 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:

  • 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