Södermalm (borough)

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Borough of Stockholm
Location of Södermalm shown in white
Location of Södermalm shown in white
Coordinates: 59°19′N 18°04′E / 59.31°N 18.06°E / 59.31; 18.06Coordinates: 59°19′N 18°04′E / 59.31°N 18.06°E / 59.31; 18.06
MunicipalityStockholm Municipality
Municipality subdivisionSöderort
 • TypeMunicipal assembly
 • Municipal commissionerChristoffer Järkeborn (M)
 • Total126,736
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
111--, 116--, 117--, 118--, 120--

Södermalm is a city district area (Swedish: stadsdelsområde, often referred to as a borough) in central Stockholm, created 1 January 2007, through the merging of the boroughs of Maria-Gamla Stan and Katarina-Sofia. It covers the island of Södermalm and some neighboring districts. Södermalm is often shortened "Söder".


The two former boroughs made up the eastern and western half of the island of Södermalm; the Maria-Gamla Stan also included the island districts of Gamla Stan, Långholmen, Reimersholme, Riddarholmen and Årsta holmar; Katarina-Sofia included the district Södra Hammarbyhamnen south of Södermalm. All these districts are now parts of the new Södermalm borough.

Maria-Gamla Stan was the result of a previous merging between the original borough with the same name, and the former borough of Hornstull, in 1999.

Södermalm borough has a population of around 110,000, making it the most populated borough of Stockholm; the area Hammarby Sjöstad is located in the Södermalm borough.

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