Denmark Counties

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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 headed by a castle and had some of the surrounding herreder attached. Each Len was under the supervision of a government appointed Lensmand who managed the Kings affairs within the Len.

Danish Fiefs in 1660 with Bornholm moved.png

The Counties of Denmark (1662 - 1793)
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On 16 February 1662 the len were reorganized into 48 amt. Most of the amt had similar boundaries to the original len. The main difference was that the amtmand did not have military authority as the lenmand had.

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


  • 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