Place name Direct

The service provides the opportunity to search among the official building and nature names that are in Lantmäteriet 's place name register and show them in a map or an orthophoto. The product name in Swedish is Ortnamn Direkt.

Brief information

The place name information includes:

  • county code
  • municipal code
  • parish city code and parish city name 
  • id
  • place name
  • coordinate
  • language
  • name type

Statistics Sweden (SCB) is responsible for listing regional divisions and entering codes for these. Here you will find counties and municipalities in code number order (new window)

The parish and city are a historical division that Lantmäteriet is responsible for. Read more about the amount of information Parish and city here (new window)

The place name register is nationwide and currently contains about 980,000 place names. For objects in multilingual areas, two or three names can occur.

The place name register is the norm for Sweden's place names and contains the forms and spellings that are officially established.

Maintenance and update frequency

The place name register is updated regularly.


Our spatial data services are normally available 24 hours a day and we provide support during the day.

Order product

You can order geodata products directly from us or from one of our resellers. The resellers can also help you with customization and processing of the products.

Order from Lantmäteriet

If you want to order directly from us at Lantmäteriet you should use the Order form.

If you want to use our spatial data services in your business, you first need to sign a license for use. Submit a request in the Order Form.

Order from resellers

Do you want help with customizing and processing our products and services? Then you should contact one of our resellers.

Copyright and publication

In some cases you need permit to distribute geographic information. Read more on the page Copyright and publication of Lantmäteriet's geographical information.


The versions of the services may overlap, so pay attention to which version you pick up at home. Version history describes the changes that occurred at each update.

    Version History
    Version and date Change since previous version

    Version 2.1.0

    New version
    Available in verification environment from:

    Available in production environment from:

    Number of hits added to criteria search

    Geometry search is included in criteria search

    Free text search is expanded with the options Starting with, Exactly and Ends with

    Free text search is supplemented with search within county or municipality

    Version 2.0.0

    Discontinued 2021-06- 09


    In the API portal you, as a user of Lantmäteriet's direct access services, you can among other things, manage access keys for the services you have access to.

    As a logged in user, you can view and manage the services you have access to, create access keys, create access groups, and view usage statistics.

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