Place:Blekinge, Sweden

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NameBlekinge
Alt namesBlekinge län
Blekingesource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Blekinge länsource: Baedekers: Scandinavia (1987) p 21; Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961); Guide Bleu: Suède (1974); USBGN: Foreign Gazetteers
TypeProvince, Historical province
Coordinates56.2°N 15.2°E
Located inSweden     (1658 - )
Also located inDenmark     (1360 - 1658)
Contained Places
Unknown
Hasslö ( 1863 - 1973 )
Hällaryds ( 1863 - 1966 )
Jämjö ( 1863 - 1973 )
Jämshögs ( 1863 - 1966 )
Kallinge ( 1963 - 1966 )
Kyrkhults ( 1863 - 1967 )
Listerby ( 1863 - 1966 )
City municipality
Karlshamns stad ( 1664 - 1967 )
Karlskrona stad ( 1680 - 1966 )
Sölvesborgs ( - 1970 )
County municipality
Asarum ( 1863 - 1966 )
Bräkne-Hoby ( - 1966 )
Fridlevstad ( 1863 - 1973 )
Gammalstorp ( 1863 - 1970 )
Hallabro ( 1952 - 1962 )
Lyckeby ( 1863 - 1966 )
Mjällby ( 1863 - 1970 )
Mörrum ( 1863 - 1966 )
Nättraby ( 1863 - 1973 )
Ronneby landskommun ( 1863 - 1962 )
Hundred
Bräkne härad ( - 1862 )
Listers härad ( - 1862 )
Medelstads härad ( - 1862 )
Östra härad ( - 1862 )
Inhabited place
Ronneby stad (1387-1680) ( 1387 - 1680 )
Ronneby stad (1882-1966) ( 1882 - 1966 )
Torekov
Municipality
Karlshamn ( 1967 - )
Karlskrona ( 1967 - )
Olofström ( 1967 - )
Ramdala ( 1863 - 1962 )
Ronneby köping ( 1863 - 1881 )
Ronneby
Rödeby ( 1863 - 1973 )
Sturkö ( 1863 - 1962 )
Sölvesborg
Tvings ( 1863 - 1962 )
Town municipality
Olofströms köping ( - 1966 )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

Blekinge län or Blekinge county, is a county in the south of Sweden. It borders the counties of Skåne, Kronoberg, Kalmar and the Baltic Sea.

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History

Blekinge as a province

Before 1050 Blekinge became a province in Denmark. Between the year 1332 and 1360 Blekinge was under swedish rule. In earlier days when Blekinge was a province in Denmark, it was divided in two counties. Sölvesborg county (western part) and Lyckå county (eastern part). Lyckå county was in 1601 replaced by Kristianopel county.

The province Blekinge became swedish again the year 1658 after the peace treaty in Roskilde and was first (1658-1669) a part of Kristianstad county.

Provinces serve no administrative function in Sweden. Instead, that is done by the counties of Sweden. However, Blekinge has virtually the same boundaries as the corresponding Blekinge County.

Blekinge county

Between 1680 and 1683, due to the foundation of the naval base at Karlskrona, the province Blekinge was a part of Kalmar county. First in the year 1683 Blekinge county was created and has today 5 municipalities: Karlshamn, Karlskrona, Olofström, Ronneby and Sölvesborg.


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