Södermanland County

Södermanland County
Södermanlands län/Sörmlands län
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Flag of Södermanland County
Coat of arms of Södermanland County
Södermanland County in Sweden
Södermanland County in Sweden
Location map of Södermanland County in Sweden
Location map of Södermanland County in Sweden
Country Sweden
Largest city Eskilstuna
Formed 1634
Capital Nyköping
Municipalities
Government
 • Governor Beatrice Ask (M)
 • Council Region Sörmland
Area
 • Total 5,619.3 km2 (2,169.6 sq mi)
Population
 (30 September 2017)[1]
 • Total 290,711
 • Density 52/km2 (130/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 code SE-D
GDP/ Nominal SEK 52,235 million (2004)
GDP per capita SEK 202,000
NUTS Region SE122
Website www.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 virtually universally 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 regional 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.

Geography and climate

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 interior of Södermanland has many small rolling hills, courtesy of glacial rebound that has shaped the landscape of the area. The coastline on the Baltic Sea has many bays connected to it, with Nyköping being well-shielded from the open sea by a peninsula with plenty of inlets. Offshore there are also plenty of islets making up the Sörmlandic archipelago. The county has lake tripoints with Stockholm and Uppsala in Mälaren, with Västmanland and Örebro in Hjälmaren and a land tri-point with Örebro and Östergötland just south of Högsjö. The southwest of the county marks the southernmost points of the greater regions of Svealand and the Mälar valley.

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

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]

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

Riksdag elections

The table details all Riksdag election results of Södermanland County since the unicameral era began in 1970. The blocs denote which party would support the Prime Minister or the lead opposition party towards the end of the elected parliament.

Year Turnout Votes V S MP C L KD M SD NyD Left Right
1970[7] 89.9 149,881 3.2 53.1 17.8 14.8 1.8 9.1 56.3 41.8
1973[8] 92.2 154,732 3.7 50.7 23.0 9.2 1.8 11.1 54.5 43.3
1976[9] 92.8 163,147 3.1 49.8 22.1 10.8 1.4 12.5 52.9 45.4
1979[10] 91.9 163,741 3.9 50.9 16.4 10.7 1.3 16.3 54.8 43.3
1982[11] 92.5 166,737 4.1 52.8 1.7 14.1 5.9 1.6 19.6 56.7 39.6
1985[12] 90.8 166,162 4.2 51.6 1.5 10.9 13.4 18.0 55.7 42.3
1988[13] 86.7 159,527 4.8 49.7 5.1 10.0 12.0 2.4 15.3 59.6 37.3
1991[14] 87.2 162,051 3.8 44.0 2.9 8.0 9.0 6.2 18.3 7.2 47.7 41.5
1994[15] 87.4 164,273 5.4 51.7 5.0 6.7 6.8 3.4 18.9 0.9 62.1 35.8
1998[16] 81.8 152,473 10.8 43.4 4.9 4.8 4.1 10.9 19.3 59.1 39.2
2002[17] 80.0 152,435 7.1 47.3 4.8 5.5 11.9 8.3 13.1 1.0 59.2 38.8
2006[18] 82.0 159,750 4.9 42.2 5.1 6.9 6.8 6.2 23.4 2.5 52.3 43.2
2010[19] 84.8 171,427 5.0 34.7 7.6 5.8 6.6 4.7 27.9 6.6 47.3 45.0
2014[20] 86.0 178,632 5.1 34.6 6.3 5.5 4.4 3.9 22.4 15.1 46.0 36.1
2018[21] 86.7 183,449 6.6 31.4 3.7 7.4 4.3 5.5 20.4 19.3 49.1 49.5

Municipalities

Demographics

Foreign background

SCB have collected statistics on backgrounds of residents since 2002. These tables consist of all who have two foreign-born parents or are born abroad themselves.[22] The chart lists election years and the last year on record alone.

Location 2002 2006 2010 2014 2018 2019
Eskilstuna 22.2 23.7 27.0 30.6 34.8 35.7
Flen 14.4 15.5 18.6 23.7 29.1 29.7
Gnesta 8.9 9.7 11.8 13.5 16.2 16.7
Katrineholm 14.1 14.8 18.0 21.1 25.1 25.9
Nyköping 10.9 11.8 13.7 16.2 19.8 20.6
Oxelösund 16.6 18.3 18.8 22.3 27.8 28.2
Strängnäs 11.9 12.6 13.9 16.1 19.2 19.9
Trosa 13.2 13.4 14.1 15.5 18.0 18.7
Vingåker 7.4 8.5 9.8 13.9 17.7 17.9
Total 15.8 16.8 19.3 22.4 26.3 27.0
Source: SCB [22]

Urban areas by population

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

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

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

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  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. Archived from the original on 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. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1970" (PDF). SCB. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  8. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1973" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  9. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1976" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  10. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1979" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  11. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1982)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  12. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1985" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  13. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1988)" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  14. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1991" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  15. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1994" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  16. ^ "Riksdagsvalet 1998" (PDF) (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  17. ^ "Valresultat Riksdag 2002" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  18. ^ "Allmänna val 17 september 2006" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  19. ^ "Röster - Val 2010" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  20. ^ "Röster - Val 2014" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  21. ^ "Röster - Val 2018" (in Swedish). Valmyndigheten. Retrieved 14 September 2021.
  22. ^ a b "PxWeb - välj variabler och värden" (in Swedish). SCB. Retrieved 11 August 2020.
  23. ^ "Folkmängd per tätort efter region och vart 5:e år". Statistics Sweden. 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2019.

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