Category:Lands of Sweden
zone of Sweden
The lands of Sweden (Swedish: Sveriges landsdelar) are three traditional parts of Sweden, each consisting of several provinces. The division into lands goes back to the foundation of modern Sweden, when Götaland, the land of the Geats, merged with Svealand, the land of the Swedes, to form the country. Norrland ("Northland ") and Österland ("Eastland", now Finland) were added later. The lands have no administrative function but are still seen by many Swedes as an important part of their identity.