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The Len in Denmark ( - 1662)[edit | edit source]

During Medieval times Denmark was organized into areas called Lens. Each Len was under the supervision of a government appointed Lensmand who managed the Kings affairs within the Len.
Map of Denmark Len

The Counties of Denmark (1662 - 1793)
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In 1662 Denmark was organized into 48 Counties.

AastrupSejlstrupBørglumAalborghusØrumVestervigDueholmSkivehusMariagerHaldSilkeborgBøvlingLundenæsDronningborgKaløSkanderborgHavreballegårdAakærStjernholmRiberhusKoldinghusHindsgavlRugårdAssensOdensegårdNyborgTranekærDragsholmKalundborgSæbygårdAntvorskovHalstedAalholmNykøbingMønBornholmKorsørHolbækSorøVordingborgRingstedTryggevældeRoskildeFrederiksborgKronborgHørsholmKøbenhavnDenmark Counties 1662-1793 2x2.jpg
  • Aakær
  • Aalborghus
  • Aalholm
  • Aastrup
  • Antvorskov
  • Assens
  • Bornholm
  • Børglum
  • Bøvling
  • Dragsholm
  • Dronningborg
  • Dueholm
  • Frederiksborg
  • Hald
  • Halsted
  • Havreballegård
  • Hindsgavl
  • Holbæk
  • Hørsholm
  • Jægerspris
  • Kalundborg
  • Kalø
  • Koldinghus
  • Korsør
  • Kronborg
  • København
  • Lundenæs
  • Mariager
  • Møn
  • Nyborg
  • Nykøbing
  • Odensegård
  • Riberhus
  • Ringsted
  • Roskilde
  • Rugård
  • Sejlstrup
  • Silkeborg
  • Skanderborg
  • Skivehus
  • Sorø
  • Stjernholm
  • Sæbygård
  • Tranekær
  • Tryggevælde
  • Vestervig
  • Vordingborg
  • Ørum

The Counties of Denmark (1793 - 1970)
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In 1793 the Counties were reorganized into 24 Counties . The Danish name for county is Amt. The organization of Danish records in the FamilySearch Catalog is based upon this time period.

HjørringHjørringÅlborgThistedViborgRandersRandersRingkøbingSkanderborgÅrhusRibeVejleTønderHaderslevÅbenråSønderborgOdenseSvendborgMariboHolbækSorøFrederiksborgPræstøKøbenhavnBornholmKøbenhavn CityDanish Amts 1793 to 1970 2x2.jpg

The Counties of Denmark (1970 - 2006)
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In 1970 the Counties of Denmark were reorganized into 15 Counties.

NordjyllandNordjyllandViborgÅrhusRingkøbingRibeVejleSønderjyllandFynVestsjællandStorstrømRoskildeFrederiksborgKøbenhavnKøbenhavn CityBornholmDanish Amts 1970 to 2006 2x2.jpg
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  • Bornholm
  • Frederiksborg
  • Fyn
  • København
  • København City
  • Nordjylland
  • Ribe
  • Ringkøbing
  • Roskilde
  • Storstrøm
  • Sønderjylland
  • Vejle
  • Vestsjælland
  • Viborg
  • Århus

The Regions of Denmark (2007 - )
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As of January 1, 2007 the Counties of Denmark were replaced by 5 Regions.

  • Hovedstaden
  • Midtjylland
  • Nordjylland
  • Sjælland
  • Syddanmark