Södermanland Province, Sweden Genealogy

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Södermanland, a historic province (a landskap) of Sweden, covers an area west and south of Stockholm. Lake Mälaren forms part of its northern boundry and Baltic Sea makes up the east border.  Södermanland province belongs to Södermanland County.

Often you will see "Södermanland" shortened to "Sörmland" both in print and in speech. 

As one of the oldest Swedish provinces, Södermanland was likely occupied in the early Stone Age.[1] The earliest written sources are of legendary kind, but indicate that the area consisted of many small kingdoms. The first confirmed records from the 13th century indicate that king Magnus Ladulås reigned from 1266 onward. Most fights of the Kalmar Union took place in Södermanland and ended when King Gustav Vasa, generally regarded as the Father of the Nation in Sweden, was crowned in Strägnas in 1523. After a peaceful 17th century, in a last attack Russian military came into the region and burnt many towns to the ground. They were stopped from invading Stockholm due to the Swedish victory in the naval battle at Baggensstäket bay near Saltsjöbaden.

The population of Södermanland was roughly 1,320,500 people in 2016.[2]


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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Södermanland" In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%B6dermanland. Visited 27 December 2017.
  2. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Södermanland" In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%B6dermanland. Visited 27 December 2017.