2012 aerial view of Oxelösund with Nyköping in the background
2012 aerial view of Oxelösund with Nyköping in the background
Oxelösund is located in Södermanland
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Oxelösund is located in Sweden
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Coordinates: 58°40′N 17°07′E / 58.667°N 17.117°E / 58.667; 17.117Coordinates: 58°40′N 17°07′E / 58.667°N 17.117°E / 58.667; 17.117
Country Sweden
Province Södermanland
County Södermanland County
Municipality Oxelösund Municipality
 • Total 11.57 km2 (4.47 sq mi)
 • Total 11,488
 • Density 1,019/km2 (2,640/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)

Oxelösund is a locality and the seat of Oxelösund Municipality in Södermanland County, Sweden with 11,488 inhabitants in 2018.[2] It is located less than 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south from the city centre of its larger neighbour Nyköping, with the two urban areas forming a wider agglomeration of nearly 50,000 people.


The harbour at Oxelösund has been used for at least 500 years. In the 19th century, an increased extraction from the mining district of Central Sweden (e.g. Bergslagen), made Oxelösund a harbour of transport. A local railroad company was established in 1873, and bought virtually the entire peninsula which at the time belonged to the estates of the Stjärnholm Castle.

An iron works was constructed in 1913, and the community Oxelösund expanded, with the harbour, rail road and iron works being its cornerstones.

In 1950, the city was sufficiently developed to get the title of a city and was one of the last towns to receive city status in Sweden. Since 1971 this status is obsolete, but Oxelösund is the seat of a municipality with the same territory, one of the smallest in the country.

In November 2011, Oxelösund hosted the Nordic Under-21 Championships in underwater rugby.

Femöre battery is located near the area.


SSAB, Swedish steel.


Oxelösund has a humid continental climate, with maritime influences which stem from its position at the head of a peninsula, with the weather station facing the open sea. In much of the urban area and up the peninsula the climate is somewhat more prone to swings, something intensifying farther north as in Nyköping.


  1. ^ "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Statistiska tätorter 2018, befolkning, landareal, befolkningstäthet per tätort" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 24 October 2019.
  3. ^ "SMHI Öppna Data" (in Swedish). Swedish Metereological and Hydrological Institut.
  4. ^ "SMHI Öppna Data" (in Swedish). SMHI. 30 August 2019.

External links

Media related to Oxelösund at Wikimedia Commons

Oxelösund travel guide from Wikivoyage