Södermanland County

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Södermanland County

Södermanlands län
Skyline of Södermanland County
Flag of Södermanland County
Coat of arms of Södermanland County
Coat of arms
Södermanland County in Sweden
Södermanland County in Sweden
Location map of Södermanland County in Sweden
Location map of Södermanland County in Sweden
 • GovernorLiselott Hagberg
 • CouncilLandstinget Sörmland
 • Total5,619.3 km2 (2,169.6 sq mi)
 (September 30, 2017)[1]
 • Total290,711
 • Density52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE-D
GDP/ NominalSEK 52,235 million (2004)
GDP per capitaSEK 202,000
NUTS RegionSE122
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Södermanland County (Södermanlands län) is a county or län on the southeast coast of Sweden. It is often shortened and pronounced as Sörmlands län, or simply Sörmland, which is the dominant pronunciation locally. For example, the municipality-owned regional association of the county goes under the "Sörmland" name,[2] it borders the counties of Östergötland, Örebro, Västmanland, Uppsala, Stockholm and to the Baltic sea. It holds the popular camping route called "Sörmlandsleden" which is a system of trails covering a total of approximately 100 mil (1000 km) of walking paths, in Södermanland.

It is an administrative unit, covering most of the province Södermanland; the eastern parts of the Södermanland province, largely corresponding to the Södertörn area, belong to Stockholm County.


The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfil the goals set in national politics by the Riksdag and the Government, to coordinate the interests of the county, to promote the development of the county, to establish regional goals and safeguard the due process of law in the handling of each case; the County Administrative Board is a Government Agency headed by a Governor. See List of Södermanland Governors.

Geography and climate[edit]

Södermanland runs between the lake Mälaren to the north and the Baltic Sea to its east and south. There is a large distance between the two main urban areas Eskilstuna and Nyköping of roughly 80 kilometres (50 mi), and vast forested areas in between; the centre of Södermanland is spread out between four municipality seats namely Vingåker, Katrineholm, Flen and Gnesta that separate the southern and northern areas of the county. Most parts are low-lying being part of the Mälar valley, but some higher areas can be found.

The climate much like other parts of southern Sweden is a mix between oceanic and moderated continental. Summers highs are most often around 23 °C (73 °F), lows around 12 °C (54 °F) and winter highs around 0 °C (32 °F) with lows around −5 °C (23 °F), it can heavily fluctuate between different years with influences from different weather systems. Most often winters are still pronounced enough for the climate to be a clear four-season climate.


The County Council of Södermanland or Landstinget i Sörmlands län is the self-governing local authority of Södermanland.


Localities by population[edit]

Pos Locality Population
1 Eskilstuna 69,816
2 Nyköping 38,069
3 Katrineholm 24,271
4 Strängnäs 14,265
5 Oxelösund 11,488
6 Torshälla 9,275
7 Flen 6,636
8 Trosa 6,260
9 Gnesta 6,248
10 Vingåker 4,768
11 Arnö 4,259
12 Mariefred 4,132
13 Vagnhärad 3,632
14 Åkers styckebruk 2,891
15 Skogstorp 2,860
16 Malmköping 2,246
17 Abborrberget 2,141
18 Stigtomta 1,942
19 Stallarholmen 1,759
20 Hälleforsnäs 1,673
21 Valla 1,517
22 Ärla 1,270
23 Svalsta 1,107



Södermanland County inherited its coat of arms from the province of Södermanland; when it is shown with a royal crown it represents the County Administrative Board.


The province of Södermanland was divided into three counties in the 17th century; Nyköping County, Gripsholm County and Eskilstunahus County, they were merged into present day Södermanland County in 1683.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 30 september 2017 och befolkningsförändringar 1 juli–30 september 2017. Totalt". Statistics Sweden. 2017-11-08. Retrieved 2017-11-19.
  2. ^ "Regionförbundet Sörmland" (in Swedish). Regionförbundet Sörmland. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  3. ^ http://www.scb.se/Statistik/MI/MI0810/2010A01Z/05_Tatorter2010_befolkning_1960_2010.xls

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 58°46′16″N 16°52′10″E / 58.771048°N 16.869507°E / 58.771048; 16.869507