Katrineholm Municipality is a Municipality in Södermanland County, in central Sweden, where Katrineholm is seat with a population of 22,500.
The name Katrineholm comes from a ducal residence with this name, after Catherina Gyllenhorn who lived there.
The community started growing when it became a railway junction on the eastern main line railway (Västra Stambanan; connecting Stockholm and Gothenburg), which was established in 1883.
A few years later, the northern main line (Norra Stambanan) also was located through Katrineholm, which further enhanced its geographical importance.
In 1917 it had a population of 6,000, and had also fulfilled the requirements for the charter that it was granted that year.
Today, Katrineholm has a strong industrial section.
Current Swedish Prime Minister Göran Persson comes from Katrineholm, and was once its mayor.
For a more information about Katrineholm see Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This page was retrieved and condensed from (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katrineholm) December 2005
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