|• Total||11.46 km2 (4.42 sq mi)|
|• Total||24 271|
|• Density||1,919/km2 (4,970/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
The name Katrineholm comes from a ducal residence with this name, after Catherina Gyllenhorn who lived there. The settlement started growing when it became a railway junction connecting the railways Stockholm - Gothenburg), and Stockholm - Malmö. In 1917 it had a population of 6,000 and is 1971 the seat of Katrineholm Municipality.
Katrineholm used to have a strong industrial sector, with several multinational corporations such as Ericsson and Scania contributing to its economy, but in the 1990s some of these companies reduced their workforce in Katrineholm. Today, many residents work elsewhere, particularly in Stockholm, as the train connection between Katrineholm and other major cities is fast and comfortable.
During the 1970s and 1980s the town bandy team was one of the best in the Swedish national league, winning the league 1969, 1970 and 1972. The Federation of International Bandy has an office in Katrineholm.
The 1985 movie On the loose, featuring the Hard Rock band Europe has its history set in Katrineholm.
The following sports clubs are or have been located in Katrineholm:
Södermanland County is a county or län on the southeast coast of Sweden. In the local Sörmlandic dialects it is usually shortened and pronounced as Sörmlands län, or simply Sörmland, which is the dominant pronunciation and spelling inside the county. For example, the name of the local County Council is Region Sörmland. It borders the counties of Östergötland, Örebro, Västmanland, Uppsala, Stockholm and to the Baltic Sea. It holds the popular camping route called "Sörmlandsleden" which is a system of trails covering a total of approximately 100 mil of walking paths, in Södermanland.
Mariefred is a locality situated in Strängnäs Municipality, Södermanland County, Sweden with 3,726 inhabitants in 2010.
Åkersberga is a locality and the seat of Österåker Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden with 28,033 inhabitants in 2010.
Jönköping is a city in southern Sweden with 93,797 inhabitants (2015). Jönköping is situated at the southern end of Sweden's second largest lake, Vättern, in the province of Småland.
Nässjö is a locality and the seat of Nässjö Municipality, Jönköping County, Sweden with 16,678 inhabitants in 2010.
Vingåker is a locality and the seat of Vingåker Municipality, Södermanland County, Sweden with 4,282 inhabitants in 2010. It is located 50 kilometres (31 mi) by road from the nearest larger city Örebro and 80 kilometres (50 mi) north-west of county seat Nyköping.
Strängnäs is a locality and the seat of Strängnäs Municipality, Södermanland County, Sweden with 12,856 inhabitants in 2010. It is located by Lake Mälaren and is the episcopal see of the Diocese of Strängnäs, one of the thirteen dioceses of the Church of Sweden. Prominently located on a hilltop, Strängnäs Cathedral, built between 1291 and 1340, is an important landmark.
Säffle is a locality and the seat of Säffle Municipality, Värmland County, Sweden with 9,150 inhabitants in 2016.
Köping is a locality and the seat of Köping Municipality in Västmanland County, Sweden. It had 17,743 inhabitants in 2010. It is known for the television series I en annan del av Köping.
Knivsta is a locality and the seat of Knivsta Municipality, Uppsala County, Sweden with 7,081 inhabitants in 2010.
Ljusdal is a locality and the seat of Ljusdal Municipality, Gävleborg County, Sweden with 6,230 inhabitants in 2010.
Sundsvall is a city and the seat of Sundsvall Municipality in Västernorrland County, Sweden. It has a population of 51,354 as of 2010; more than 95,000 live in the municipal area.
IFK Eskilstuna is a Swedish football club located in Eskilstuna in Södermanland County. In their early seasons IFK had a proud record as an Allsvenskan club but they now play in Division 3 Vastra Svealand, which is the fifth tier of Swedish football.
Oxelösunds IK is a Swedish association football, club located in Oxelösund in Södermanland County.
Mölnbo is a locality situated in Södertälje Municipality, Stockholm County, Sweden with 1,052 inhabitants in 2010.
Sandviken is a locality and the seat of Sandviken Municipality in Gävleborg County, Sweden with 22,965 inhabitants in 2010. It is situated about 25 km west of Gävle and lies approximately 190 km north of Stockholm. The rail journey to Stockholm takes about 2 hours and to Arlanda, Sweden's main international airport, no more than 1.5 hours.
Björnlunda is a locality situated in Gnesta Municipality, Södermanland County, Sweden with 827 inhabitants in 2010. Björnlunda is located between the city of Södertälje and the city of Katrineholm.
Värmbols FC is a Swedish football club located in Katrineholm in Södermanland County.
Vagnhärads SK was a Swedish football club located in Vagnhärad in Trosa Municipality, Södermanland County.
Bollstanäs SK is a Swedish football club located in Upplands Väsby in Stockholm County.