Savolax and Kymmenegård County

Savolax and Kymmenegård County (Swedish: Savolax och Kymmenegårds län, Finnish: Kymenkartanon ja Savon lääni) was a county of Sweden from 1747 to 1775.

Savolax and Kymmenegård County
Savolax och Kymmenegårds län
Kymenkartanon ja Savon lääni
County of Sweden
1747–1775
CapitalLovisa¹
History 
 Established
1747
 Disestablished
1775
Preceded by
County of Kymmenegård and Nyslott
¹ Finnish: Loviisa

In 1743 following a Russo-Swedish War (1741–1743) part of the County of Kymmenegård and Nyslott, including residence city of Villmanstrand, was ceded to Russia in the Treaty of Åbo. Remaining part of the county was merged in 1747 with some territories from County of Nyland and Tavastehus to a new County of Savolax and Kymmenegård. New residence city was Lovisa.

In 1775 the county was split into the Savolax and Karelia County (Swedish: Savolax och Karelens län, Finnish: Savon ja Karjalan lääni) and the Kymmenegård County (Swedish: Kymmenegårds län, Finnish: Kymenkartanon lääni).

Maps

Governors

  • Henrik Jacob Wrede af Elimä 1747–1753
  • Anders Johan Nordenskjöld 1753–1756
  • Otto Wilhelm De Geer 1757–1765
  • Anders Henrik Ramsay 1765–1774

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