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 Counties of Sweden - Definition, explanation
A County, or Län, is an administrative and political subdivision of Sweden.
Sweden is divided into 21 counties, and in each county there is a County Administrative Board as well as a County Council.
The Counties were established in 1634 on count Axel Oxenstierna's initiative, superseding the Provinces of Sweden to introduce a modern administration.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/c/co/counties_of_sweden.php   (396 words)

  
  Online Encyclopedia and Dictionary - Sweden
Sweden as a name was originally a plural form of Swede and is a so-called "back-formation", from Old English Sweoðeod, the land of the Suiones.
In the south of Sweden leaf-bearing trees are prolific, in the north pines and hardy birches dominate the landscape.
In underground circles, Sweden is known for a large number of death metal and fl metal acts, often viewed as pioneering or at the forefront of the scene.
www.fact-archive.com /encyclopedia/Sweden   (2580 words)

  
  Encyclopedia: Counties of Sweden
A County Council, or Landsting, is an elected assembly of a County in Sweden.
Kronoberg County, or Kronobergs län, is a County or län in southern Sweden.
Kalmar County, or Kalmar län is a County or län in southern Sweden.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Counties-of-Sweden   (2561 words)

  
 Sweden Information - TextSheet.com
It is bordered by Norway on the west and Finland in the northeast; the rest of it borders waters, as the Baltic Sea and Kattegat.
Sweden subsequently broke away in 1523, when Gustav Eriksson Vasa, later known as Gustav I of Sweden re-established separation of the Swedish Crown from the union.
In the south of Sweden leaf-bearing trees are prolific, in the north ferns and hardy birches dominate the landscape.
www.medbuster.com /encyclopedia/s/sw/sweden.html   (1630 words)

  
 Station Information - Counties of Sweden
A County, or Län, is an administrative and political subdivision of Sweden.
Sweden is divided into 21 counties, and in each county there is a County Administrative Board as well as a County Council.
The Counties were established in 1634 on count Axel Oxenstierna's initiative, superseding the Provinces of Sweden to introduce a modern administration.
www.stationinformation.com /encyclopedia/c/co/counties_of_sweden.html   (246 words)

  
 Sweden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sweden has a low population density in all but its metropolitan areas, with most of the inland consisting of forests and mountainous wilderness.
Sweden was first mentioned in the 1st century, by Roman historian Tacitus, who wrote that the Suiones tribe lived out in the sea and were powerful in both arms and ships.
In the south of Sweden leaf-bearing trees are prolific, in the north pines and hardy birches dominate the landscape.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sweden   (4084 words)

  
 Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The highest population density is in the Öresund region in southern Sweden, and in the valley of lake Mälaren in central Sweden.
Sweden's doctrine of neutrality is often traced back to the 19th century as it has not participated in any war since the end of the Finnish War against Russia in 1809.
Sweden is known for having an even distribution of income, with a Gini coefficient at 0.21 in 2001 (one of the most even income distributions in the industrialized world).
www.tocatch.info /en/Sweden.htm   (7301 words)

  
 sociology - Sweden
Sweden as a name was originally a plural form of Swede and is a so-called "back-formation", from Old English Sweoðeod, the land of the Suiones.
In the south of Sweden leaf-bearing trees are prolific, in the north pines and hardy birches dominate the landscape.
In underground circles, Sweden is known for a large number of death metal and fl metal acts, often viewed as pioneering or at the forefront of the scene.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Sweden   (2571 words)

  
 Sweden
Sweden was one of the poorest countries in Europe in the 19th century, and shaped by a dogmatic Protestantism, until its natural assets – timber, iron ore, grains – allowed it to fund a social democratic welfare state in the early 20th century.
Sweden was inhabited by hunters and gatherers during the Stone Age (6000 BC – 4000 BC), following the recession of the last ice age – the Weichsel glaciation.
Sweden was first mentioned in the 1st century, by Roman historian Tacitus, who wrote that the Suiones lived out in the sea and were powerful in both arms and ships.
www.creekin.net /n177-sweden.html   (3189 words)

  
 WomenWatch - Sweden National Action Plan
Sweden shall also strive to ensure that the gender perspective characterises multilateral development co-operation, as well as analyses and the investments which are carried out by the EU, United Nations and the multilateral development banks.
Sweden partially finances, by way of example, a study within the framework for the World Bank's special programme for Africa in respect of how the gender perspective is integrated into the bank's structural adjustment programme in three African countries.
Sweden will also work actively towards increased attention being paid to the male perpetrators of crimes against women in armed conflicts and seek to encourage that, inter alia, educational and information efforts are undertaken by various fora concerned.
www.un.org /womenwatch/daw/country/national/swedenap.htm   (6800 words)

  
 Västerbotten County Information - TextSheet.com
Västerbotten County, or Västerbottens län is a County or län in the north of Sweden.
The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fullfil the goals set in national politics by the Parliament and the Government, to coordinate the interests of the county, to promote the development of the county, to establish regional goals and safeguard the due process of law in the handling of each case.
The County Council of Västerbotten or Västerbotten Läns Landsting.
www.medbuster.com /encyclopedia/v/va/vasterbotten_county.html   (196 words)

  
 Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sweden was one of the poorest countries in Europe in the 19th century, and shaped by a dogmatic Protestantism, until its natural assets – timber, iron ore, grains – allowed it to fund a social democratic welfare state in the early 20th century.
Sweden was inhabited by hunters and gatherers during the Stone Age (6000 BC – 4000 BC), following the recession of the last ice age – the Weichsel glaciation.
Sweden was first mentioned in the 1st century, by Roman historian Tacitus, who wrote that the Suiones lived out in the sea and were powerful in both arms and ships.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/S/Sweden.htm   (3119 words)

  
 Sweden - FreeEncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Kingdom of Sweden (Konungariket Sverige in Swedish) is a country in Scandinavia, northern Europe.
Sweden has been a monarchy for almost a millennium with supply controlled by the parliament (the taxed peasantry constituting one of four chambers until 1866), and legislative power shared between the King and the Parliament (until 1975).
The majority of the population belongs to the Church of Sweden (recently separated from the state), which is Lutheran (Christian).
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 Swedish Jurisdictions Place Names and Maps
Counties are subdivided into parishes and districts, so the county names are the first primary jurisdiction when using a library catalog to try to find resources.
Counties in Sweden are basically similar to individual states in the United States.
THEN, since some counties can be very large, and because vital records were kept on the parish level, it may also be important to learn the name of the county (län) AND the parish of birth for your ancestor, in order to identify the ancestor in Sweden's birth records.
www.progenealogists.com /sweden/places.htm   (529 words)

  
 County Administrative Boards of Sweden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A County Administrative Board is a Government appointed board of a County in Sweden.
In each county there is also a County Council which is an political assembly appointed by the county electorate.
Each County also has a letter code, which is used for identification and forms part of the ISO 3166-2 standard.
www.sterlingheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/County_Administrative_Boards_of_Sweden   (216 words)

  
 Counties of Sweden Information
The Counties of Sweden, or län, are the first level administrative and political subdivisions of Sweden.
The counties in current-day Finland established in 1634 were: Åbo and Björneborg County, Nyland and Tavastehus County, Viborg and Nyslott County, Österbotten County and Kexholm County.
Norrland County (in 1645 divided as Västerbotten County, Hudiksvall County and Härnösand County.
www.bookrags.com /Counties_of_Sweden   (635 words)

  
 Sweden Europe - Pictures, Travel, Sites and Maps
21 counties (lan, singular and plural); Blekinge, Dalarnas, Gavleborgs, Gotlands, Hallands, Jamtlands, Jonkopings, Kalmar, Kronobergs, Norrbottens, Orebro, Ostergotlands, Skane, Sodermanlands, Stockholms, Uppsala, Varmlands, Vasterbottens, Vasternorrlands, Vastmanlands, Vastra Gotalands.
Sweden's long-successful economic formula of a capitalist system interlarded with substantial welfare elements was challenged in the 1990s by high unemployment and in 2000-02 by the global economic downturn, but fiscal discipline over the past several years has allowed the country to weather economic vagaries.
Indecision over the country's role in the political and economic integration of Europe delayed Sweden's entry into the EU until 1995, and waived the introduction of the euro in 1999.
sweden.scandinavia-pictures.com   (2073 words)

  
 Regional flags (Sweden)
This is the old subdivision of Sweden, dating back to the Middle Ages, when they actually (with a modern term) could be seen as federal states in a united kingdom which was Sweden.
The counties are the subdivision of the state, which have led to that the county arms can be crowned with a royal crown when they represent the county board (länsstyrelsen), the highest body of the county, which is led by a landshövding ("land chief" or governor) appointed by the government.
Every county in Sweden also has arms, and their official flags are banners of their arms.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/se-reg.html   (771 words)

  
 SydSam - Southern Sweden's political structure
Sweden is divided into three political and administrative levels of government with the right to levy taxes: the national, regional and local levels.
At the regional level, with the exception of Skåne, a county council assembly is elected with responsibility for the county's administrative tasks.
In Jönköping and Kronoberg Counties, which have not formed a cooperative body, the county councils, associations of local authorities and the county administrative boards are responsible for healthcare, culture, some aspects of education, communication, trade and industry issues, regional development and other areas.
www.sydsam.se /english/southsweden/politics.asp   (646 words)

  
 Sundsvall
Sundsvall is a city and a municipality in northern Sweden, in the county of Västernorrland.
It is presumed that the fire was caused by a flame from a steamship.
In the early 20th century Sundsvall was a centre for all timber wood cutting activities in Sweden.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/su/Sundsvall.html   (241 words)

  
 Endemic tularemia, Sweden, 2003.(DISPATCHES) - Encyclopedia.com
Sweden has had reported cases of tularemia since 1931, with outbreaks of variable magnitude, but with no cyclical patterns or trends (4).
The main observations from the largest outbreak of tularemia in Sweden since 1967 were that cases occurred earlier in the year, in greater numbers outside the disease-endemic area in Sweden, affected those 45-64 years of age most frequently, and were mainly acquired through animal contact or insect bites.
Despite the interest and awareness of tularemia in Sweden, much remains to be understood about the dynamics of this infection among reservoir, vector, and human populations.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1G1-136338364.html   (1365 words)

  
 Municipalities of Sweden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Municipalities of Sweden (Kommuner) represent the local level of self government in Sweden.
The last major reforms in 1971-1974 abolished the formal term city of Sweden and made every city the center of a municipality.
On the other hand, municipalites around Mälaren in midth-Sweden (around Stockholm), on the west coast (around Gothenburg) and municipaities in southern Sweden (in the province of Scania) are densely populated and often small by area.
www.hartselle.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Municipalities_of_Sweden   (407 words)

  
 Politics of Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Government of Sweden is a limited constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system.
In 1995 Sweden together with Finland and Austria joined the European Union, extending the number of member countries from 12 to 15.
Apart from the European Union Sweden is also an active member of the UN and several other organisations such as OECD and IMF.
www.1-free-software.com /en/wikipedia/p/po/politics_of_sweden.html   (540 words)

  
 directopedia : Directory : Regional : Europe : Sweden : Norrbotten County
Norrbotten County (Norrbottens län) is a Swedish county or län in the extreme north of Sweden.
The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfil the goals set in national politics by the Parliament and the Government, to coordinate the interests of the county, to promote the development of the county, to establish regional goals and safeguard the due process of law in the handling of each case.
The County Council of Norrbotten or Norrbottens Läns Landsting.
www.directopedia.org /directory/Regional-Europe/Sweden-Norrbotten_County.shtml   (856 words)

  
 Sweden   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Sweden subsequently broke away in 1521, when Gustav Eriksson Vasa, known as king Gustav I of Sweden from 1523, re-established separation of the Swedish Crown from the union.
Sweden has an extensive childcare system that guarantees a place for all young children from 2-5 years old in a public day-care facility.
In underground circles, Sweden is known for a large number of death metal and fl metal acts, often viewed as pioneering or at the forefront of the scene.
www.yotor.com /wiki/en/sw/Sweden.htm   (2126 words)

  
 COUNTIES
The former County of Gothenburg and Bohus (Göteborgs och Bohus län) is a part of County of Western Götaland (Västra Götalands län) since 1998.
The former County of Kristianstad is a part of County of Scania (Skånes län) since 1996.
The former County of Älvsborg is a part of County of Western Götaland (Västra Götalands län) since 1998.
hotel.karlskrona.net /b0357/countymaps   (879 words)

  
 Counties of Sweden: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Counties of Sweden
The County Council on the other hand is a political assembly appointed by the electorate to deliberate on the "municipal" affairs of the County, primarily regarding the public health care system.
There are also historical divisions of Sweden into Provinces or Landskap and Lands or Landsdelar.
An example: The County of Blekinge (Blekinge län) is separate from the province, which plainly is called Blekinge (Blekinge).
www.encyclopedian.com /co/Counties-of-Sweden.html   (236 words)

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