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"Katrineholm" is a locality and the seat of Katrineholm Municipality, , Sweden with 21,386 inhabitants in 2005.

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 the 1971 the seat of Katrineholm Municipality.

Today
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.

amous people from Katrinehol
*Göran Persson (former Swedish prime minister)
*Kerstin Ekman (author)
*Anette Olzon (musician)
*Susanne Gunnarsson (canoeist)
*Robert Gustafsson (actor & comedian)
*Tomas Gustafson (speed skater)
*P. C. Jersild (author)
*Robert Karlsson (golfer)
*Mikael Karlsson (promising businessman)
*Hedvig Lindahl (football goalkeeper)
*Pär Lindström (swimmer)
*Anders Lindström (band member of The Hellacopters)
*Klas Möllberg (singer & comedian)
*Adhesive (Punk rock band)
*Erik Hassle (musician)

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