County of Savolax and Kymmenegård

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Savolax and Kymmenegård County
Savolax och Kymmenegårds län
Kymenkartanon ja Savon lääni,
County of Sweden

1747–1775  

 

Capital Lovisa¹
History
 -  Established 1747
 -  Disestablished 1775
¹ Finnish: Loviisa

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

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).

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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