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Subject: Barentsburg, Lands of Denmark, Microregion, Constituency (administrative division), Sovereign state
Collection: Country Subdivisions of Europe, Types of Country Subdivisions
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Syssel is a historical type of country subdivision in Scandinavia.

The name still can be found in the Danish district Vendsyssel and in Norway in the title: sysselmann (the highest government representative at Svalbard - also with police authority).


Syssel and hundreds

  1. Vendsyssel: Horns Herred, Vennebjerg Herred, Børglum Herred, Jerslev Herred, Hvetbo Herred, Kær Herred
  2. Thysyssel: Hillerslev Herred, Hundborg Herred, Hassing Herred, Refs Herred
  3. Sallingsyssel: Morsø Nørre Herred, Morsø Sønder Herred, Salling Nørre Herred, Harre Herred, Rødding Herred, Hindborg Herred und Fjends Herred)
  4. Himmersyssel: Slet Herred, Hornum Herred, Fleskum Herred, Års Herred, Hellum Herred, Gislum Herred, Hindsted Herred und Rinds Herred
  5. Ommersyssel: Nørlyng Herred, Sønderlyng Herred, Middelsom Herred, Onsild Herred, Nørhald Herred, Gerlev Herred und Støvring Herred
  6. Hardsyssel: Vandfuld Herred, Skodborg Herred, Hjerm Herred, Ginding Herred, Ulfborg Herred, Hammerum Herred, Hind Herred und Bølling Herred)
  7. Åbosyssel: Houlbjerg Herred, Galten Herred, Sønderhald Herred, Rougsø Herred, Djurs Nørre Herred, Djurs Sønder Herred, Mols Herred, Øster Lisbjerg Herred, Vester Lisbjerg Herred, Sabro Herred, Gjern Herred, Hjelmslev Herred, Framlev Herred, Hasle Herred, Ning Herred
  8. Loversyssel: Lysgård Herred, Hids Herred, Vrads Herred, Tyrsting Herred, Nim Herred, Hatting Herred, Bjerre Herred, Voer Herred, Hads Herred
  9. Hansyssel: Hanherred
  10. Vardesyssel: Vester Horne Herred, Nørre Horne Herred, Øster Horne Herred, Skast Herred, Gørding Herred, Malt Herred
  11. Jellingsyssel: Nørvang Herred und Tørrild Herred
  12. Almindsyssel: Jerlev Herred, Andst Herred, Brusk Herred, Holmans Herred und Elbo Herred
  13. Barvidsyssel: Tyrstrup Herred, Gram Herred (östliche Hälfte), Rangstrup Herreder und Haderslev Herred
  14. Ellumsyssel: Hviding Herred, Højer Herred, Lø Herred, Kær Herred, Slogs Herred, Rise Herred, Lundtoft Herred, Sundeved und ein wenig vom östlichen Teil von Søndre Rangstrup Herred
  15. Istedsyssel: Nørre & Sønder Gøs Herreder, Vis Herred, Ugle Herred, Husby Herred, Ny Herred, Strukstrup Herred, Slis Herred und Arns Herred.

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