Sudermannia

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Sudermannia or Södermanland, is a historical province or landskap on the south eastern coast of Sweden. It borders to Ostrogothia, Nericia, Westmannia and Uplandia. It is also bounded by lake Mälaren and the Baltic sea.


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Population

The population of Sudermannia is 1,104,611 as of 2004. It distrubutes over four counties as follows:

County Population
part of Stockholm County837,052
Södermanland County260,380
part of Västmanland County6,743
part of Östergötland County436

Counties

For current affairs see: Södermanland County or Stockholm County

Sudermannia is divided upon Södermanland County, which occupies the heartland, and Stockholm County, which has claimed about a quarter of the territory in the east.

History

Main article: History of Sudermannia

Geography

Main article: Geography of Sudermannia

Sudermannia was historically divided into chartered cities and into hundreds.

Cities

Hundreds

The Swedish Capital of Stockholm is divided upon two provinces. The southern half lies in Sudermannia and the northern half in Uplandia.

Culture

Main article: Culture of Sudermannia

Colloquially Södermanland (Sudermannia) is also known as Sörmland.

The cemetery Skogskyrkogården in southern Stockholm is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Heraldry

Main article: Heraldry of Sudermannia

Arms granted in 1560. The arms is represented with a ducal coronet. Blazon: "Or, a Griffin rampant Sable beaked, langued, membered and armed Gules."

Dukes of Sudermannia

Since 1772, Swedish Princes have been created Dukes of various provinces. This is solely a nominal title.

External links

  • Sörmland (http://www.sormland.com/) - Tourist site


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