ISO 3166-2:SE is the entry for Sweden in ISO 3166-2, part of the ISO 3166 standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), which defines codes for the names of the principal subdivisions (e.g., provinces or states) of all countries coded in ISO 3166-1.

Currently for Sweden, ISO 3166-2 codes are defined for 21 counties.

Each code consists of two parts, separated by a hyphen. The first part is SE, the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code of Sweden. The second part is one or two letters, which is the alphabetic code (Swedish: länsbokstav) of the county, and was used in vehicle registration plates until 1973.

Current codes


Subdivision names are listed as in the ISO 3166-2 standard published by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency (ISO 3166/MA).

In ISO 3166-2, the numeric code (länskod) of each county is shown for information purposes in square brackets after the name of the county. However, these alternative code elements are not official ISO 3166-2 codes, since this part of ISO 3166 does not allow for duplicate coding of identical subdivisions.

Subdivision names are sorted in Swedish alphabetical order: a–z, å, ä, ö.

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Map of Sweden with each county labelled with the second part of its ISO 3166-2 code.
Code Subdivision name (sv) Subdivision name (en)[1] Alternative code
SE-K Blekinge län Blekinge [SE-10]
SE-W Dalarnas län Dalarna [SE-20]
SE-I Gotlands län Gotland [SE-09]
SE-X Gävleborgs län Gävleborg [SE-21]
SE-N Hallands län Halland [SE-13]
SE-Z Jämtlands län Jämtland [SE-23]
SE-F Jönköpings län Jönköping [SE-06]
SE-H Kalmar län Kalmar [SE-08]
SE-G Kronobergs län Kronoberg [SE-07]
SE-BD Norrbottens län Norrbotten [SE-25]
SE-M Skåne län Scania [SE-12]
SE-AB Stockholms län Stockholm [SE-01]
SE-D Södermanlands län Södermanland [SE-04]
SE-C Uppsala län Uppsala [SE-03]
SE-S Värmlands län Värmland [SE-17]
SE-AC Västerbottens län Västerbotten [SE-24]
SE-Y Västernorrlands län Western Northland [SE-22]
SE-U Västmanlands län Västmanland [SE-19]
SE-O Västra Götalands län Västra Götaland [SE-14]
SE-T Örebro län Örebro [SE-18]
SE-E Östergötlands län Östergötland [SE-05]
  1. ^ For reference only, English name not included in the ISO 3166-2 standard.



The following changes to the entry have been announced in newsletters by the ISO 3166/MA since the first publication of ISO 3166-2 in 1998:

Newsletter Date issued Description of change in newsletter
Newsletter II-3 2011-12-13
Name precision of the administrative division, Alphabetical re-ordering and source list update.

See also