Södermanland County

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Södermanland County

Södermanlands län/Sörmlands län
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Flag of Södermanland County
Flag
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
CountrySweden
Largest cityEskilstuna
Formed1634
CapitalNyköping
Municipalities
Government
 • GovernorLiselott Hagberg (L)
 • CouncilRegion Sörmland
Area
 • Total5,619.3 km2 (2,169.6 sq mi)
Population
 (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
Websitewww.d.lst.se
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Södermanland County (Swedish: Södermanlands län) is a county or län on the southeast coast of Sweden. In the local Sörmlandic dialects it is usually shortened and pronounced as Sörmlands län, or simply Sörmland, which is the dominant pronunciation and spelling inside the county. For example, the name of the local County Council is Region Sörmland.[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. As a result of this longstanding divide, only areas inside the county are usually considered as Sörmlandic as opposed to a part of the extended Stockholm metropolitan area.

Administration[edit]

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.

Politics[edit]

Region Sörmland is the name of the Regional Council of Södermanland, the county's self-governing local authority.[3]

As of 2019, the local government constellation consists of the Social Democrats, Vård för Pengarna [4] and the Centre Party. The coalition holds a majority in the Regional Council with 42 seats out of 71 total.[5]

2018 election results[6][edit]

Party Votes % Seats ±
Social Democrats 53,130 28,7 23 0
Vård för Pengarna 33,831 18,3 15 +7
Moderate Party 30,666 16,6 14 0
Sweden Democrats 24,175 13,1 11 +3
Left Party 11,113 6,0 5 +1
Centre Party 9,905 5,4 4 0
Christian Democrats 8,603 4,7 4 +1
Liberals 7,083 3,8 3 0
Green Party 5,302 2,9 0 0
Feminist Initiative 470 0,3 0 0
Others 681 0,4 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 2,817
Total 187,776 100 71 +12

Municipalities[edit]

Urban areas by population[edit]

This is a list of Södermanland's urban areas or tätorter (dense localities with a population of at least 200).

Position Place Municipality Population (2018)
1 Eskilstuna Eskilstuna 69,816
2 Nyköping Nyköping 32,957
3 Katrineholm Katrineholm 24,271
4 Strängnäs Strängnäs 14,265
5 Oxelösund Oxelösund 11,488
6 Torshälla Eskilstuna 9,275
7 Flen Flen 6,636
8 Trosa Trosa 6,260
9 Gnesta Gnesta 6,248
10 Skiftinge Eskilstuna 5,104
11 Vingåker Vingåker 4,768
12 Arnö Nyköping 4,259
13 Mariefred Strängnäs 4,132
14 Vagnhärad Trosa 3,632
15 Hällbybrunn Eskilstuna 3,288
16 Åkers styckebruk Strängnäs 3,017
17 Abborrberget Strängnäs 2,542
18 Malmköping Flen 2,246
19 Stigtomta Nyköping 1,942
20 Stallarholmen Strängnäs 1,759
21 Hälleforsnäs Flen 1,673
22 Valla Katrineholm 1,453
23 Ärla Eskilstuna 1,286
24 Svalsta Nyköping 1,107
25 Kjulaås Eskilstuna 956
26 Sundbyholm Eskilstuna 927
27 Hållsta Eskilstuna 877
28 Tystberga Nyköping 866
29 Björnlunda Gnesta 832
30 Bergshammar Nyköping 814
31 Sparreholm Flen 750
32 Nävekvarn Nyköping 743
33 Högsjö Vingåker 680
34 Sköldinge Katrineholm 651
35 Vrena Nyköping 644
36 Jönåker Nyköping 608
37 Hällberga Eskilstuna 607
38 Stjärnhov Gnesta 577
39 Marielund Strängnäs 574
40 Forssjö Katrineholm 538
41 Bie Katrineholm 521
42 Härad Strängnäs 509
43 Mellösa Flen 499
44 Baggetorp Vingåker 476
45 Sjösa Nyköping 471
46 Björkvik Katrineholm 461
47 Björktorp and Sanda Strängnäs 460
48 Enstaberga Nyköping 439
49 Kullersta, Kolsta and Hensta Eskilstuna 416
50 Alberga Eskilstuna 406
51 Sund Trosa 406
52 Bettna Flen 397
53 Merlänna Strängnäs 395
54 Marmorbyn Vingåker 372
55 Västerljung Trosa 362
56 Strångsjö Katrineholm 350
57 Tumbo Eskilstuna 350
58 Äsköping Katrineholm 338
59 Öbolandet Trosa 327
60 Udden Eskilstuna 326
61 Husby and Tuna Strängnäs 273
62 Kalkudden Strängnäs 269
63 Orrhammar Flen 250
64 Läppe Vingåker 249
65 Runtuna Nyköping 248
66 Ålberga Nyköping 234
67 Kvegerö Nyköping 229
68 Skeppsvik and Sjöskogen Nyköping 224
69 Inskogen Oxelösund 223
70 Bälgviken Eskilstuna 222
71 Stavsjö Nyköping 215
72 Skebokvarn Flen 209
73 Buskhyttan Nyköping 201

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Heraldry[edit]

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.

History[edit]

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. ^ "Om Region Sörmland - Region Sörmland". regionsormland.se. Retrieved 2019-07-22.
  4. ^ "Nytt parti öppnar för samarbete med SD - Sörmland - www.sn.se". archive.is. 2016-08-21. Retrieved 2019-07-22.
  5. ^ Radio, Sveriges. "Klart: S, Vfp och C ska styra landstinget i Sörmland - P4 Sörmland". sverigesradio.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2019-07-22.
  6. ^ "Valresultat för Landstingsvalet: Södermanlands län". valresultat.svt.se (in Swedish). Retrieved 2019-07-22.
  7. ^ "Folkmängd per tätort efter region och vart 5:e år". Statistics Sweden. 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2019.

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