Savolax and Kymmenegård County

Savolax and Kymmenegård County (Swedish: Savolax och Kymmenegårds län, Finnish: Kymenkartanon ja Savon lääni) was a county of the Kingdom of Sweden (located in what is now Southeastern Finland) from 1747 to 1775.

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

In 1743, following the Russo-Swedish War of 1741–1743, part of the County of Kymmenegård and Nyslott, including the county capital of Villmanstrand, was ceded to Russia in the Treaty of Åbo. The 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. The county capital was moved to 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).

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Provinces of Finland 1721: 1: Turku and Pori, 14: Nyland and Tavastehus, 18: Ostrobothnia, 19: Kymmenegård and Nyslott
 
Provinces of Finland 1747: 1: Turku and Pori, 14: Nyland and Tavastehus, 17: Savolax and Kymmenegård, 18: Ostrobothnia
 
Provinces of Finland 1776: 1: Turku and Pori, 4: Vaasa, 10: Oulu, 14: Nyland and Tavastehus, 15: Kymmenegård, 16: Savolax and Karelia

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