) is a county
on the south east coast of Sweden
. It borders the counties of Östergötland
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.
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.