Kymmenegård County

Kymmenegård County (Swedish: Kymmenegårds län, Finnish: Kymenkartanon lääni) was a county of Sweden 1775-1809 and province of Grand Duchy of Finland 1809-1831.

Kymmenegård County
Kymmenegårds län
Kymenkartanon lääni
County of Sweden 1775–1809
Province of Grand Duchy of Finland 1809–1831
1775–1831
CapitalHeinola
History 
 Established
1775
 Disestablished
1831
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Savolax and Kymmenegård County
Mikkeli Province
Uusimaa Province

The county was created in 1775 by dividing the Savolax and Kymmenegård County (Swedish: Savolax och Kymmenegårds län, Finnish: Savonlinnan ja Kymenkartanon lääni) into two parts: Savolax and Karelia County and Kymmenegård County. Residence city was Heinola.

By the Treaty of Fredrikshamn in 1809 Sweden ceded all its territories in Finland, east of the Torne River, to Russia. Kymmenegård Province was succeeded in 1831 by the Mikkeli Province in the autonomic Grand Duchy of Finland. Minor parts of province were merged to Uusimaa Province.

Maps

Governors

  • Gustaf Riddercreutz 1774–1783
  • Robert Wilhelm de Geer af Tervik 1783–1789
  • Otto Wilhelm Ramsay 1789–1792
  • Herman af Låstbom 1793
  • Otto Wilhelm Ramsay 1793
  • Johan Herman Lode 1793–1810
  • Fredrik Adolf Jägerhorn af Spurila 1810–1812
  • Anders Gustaf Langenskiöld 1812–1827
  • Adolf Broberg 1827–1828
  • Erik Wallenius 1828
  • Abraham Joakim Molander 1828–1831

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