Kymmenegård and Nyslott County

Kymmenegård and Nyslott County (Swedish: Kymmenegårds och Nyslotts län, Finnish: Savonlinnan ja Kymenkartanon lääni) was a county of Sweden from 1721 to 1747.

Kymmenegård and Nyslott County
Kymmenegårds och Nyslotts län
Savonlinnan ja Kymenkartanon lääni
County of Sweden
1721–1747
CapitalVillmanstrand¹
History 
 Established
1721
 Disestablished
1747
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Viborg and Nyslott County
Kexholm County
Savolax and Kymmenegård County
Vyborg Governorate
¹ Finnish: Lappeenranta

In 1721, following the Great Northern War, the southern parts of the counties of Viborg and Nyslott and Kexholm were ceded by the Treaty of Nystad to the Russian Empire. The remaining territories were joined into the new County of Kymmenegård and Nyslott. In 1743 following a new conflict southern part of the new county, including the residence city of Villmanstrand, was ceded to Russia in the Treaty of Åbo. Remaining part of the county was merged with some territories from County of Nyland and Tavastehus in 1747 to a new County of Savolax and Kymmenegård.

Maps

Governors

  • Johan Henrik Friesenheim 1721–1737
  • Joachim von Dittmer 1738–1741
  • Carl Johan Stiernstedt 1741–1746

This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.