Södermanland County (Södermanlands län) is a county or län on the south east coast of Sweden. It borders the counties of Östergötland, Örebro, Västmanland, Uppsala, Stockholm and to the Baltic sea.
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.
Södermanland is the wealthiest county in Sweden at the moment due to wealthy cities such as Trosa, which holds the position of 4th wealthiest community in Sweden, within its borders.
The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfil the goals set in national politics by the Parliament 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.
The County Council of Södermanland or Landstinget Sörmland.
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.
The province of Södermanland once consisted of three counties; Nyköping County, Gripsholm County and Eskilstunahus County. They were in 1683 merged into nowadays Södermanland County.
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