Notes From Nature Talk

Swedish County/Province things

  • jamac41 by jamac41

    I've started doing the Mycological Collection, and I've noticed that Sweden seems to be fairly well represented. However, I am running into some confusion regarding the County/Province definitions. Using this specimen as an example (albeit one that does not seem to be displaying at the time of writing), the location is given as Öland, Persnas parish, Stenninge. If I had to guess without further info, I would thus put the State/province as Öland, and Stenninge as the county. However, doing some research, it seems that Öland province is contained within Kelmar County, which is a larger administrative unit, with provinces in Sweden apparently having no administrative use. I went with the Kelmar/Öland, with the location as Persnas parish, Stenninge, S-wards, but which is preferable?


  • darryluk by darryluk

    I'd put Oland as the province, it's the second largest province in Sweden. Personas Parish as the county and Sten Inge as the village.