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Encyclopedia > Örebro

Örebro [œrə'bruː] is a City and is a Municipality, in Örebro County, in central Sweden. The municipality covers an area of 1371.4 km². Of the total population of 126 940, 61 631 are male, and 65 309 are female. The population density of the community is 93 inhabitants per km². As of 2004, it is the 7th largest Swedish municipality. This is a list of cities, towns, and market towns (köpings) in Sweden, that held their town privileges (Stadsprivilegium) by Royal Charter or by being established since ancient times. ... The Municipalities or Kommuner represent the local level of self government in Sweden. ... Örebro County, or Örebro län,, is a County or län in middle Sweden. ... The Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish: Konungariket Sverige  listen) is a Nordic country in Scandinavia, in Northern Europe. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Population density can be used as a measurement of any tangible item. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Municipalities of Sweden (Kommuner) represents the local government in Sweden. ...


History

Örebro grew around and was named for a bridge (Swedish "bro") over the river Svartån near gravel banks ("örarna"). Although a trade town, the Örebro remained small until the second half of the 19th century, when it grew rapidly as a centre of the national shoe making industry. See the history of Nericia. The national diet meeting at Örebro in 1810 elected Bernadotte king of Sweden as Charles XIV. Swedish (svenska  listen?) is a Scandinavian language language spoken predominantly in Sweden, Finland and Åland by over 8 million native speakers. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... shoe for right foot A shoe is a piece of footwear for humans, less than a boot and more than a slipper. ... Nericia, also known as Nerike or Närke, is a Province in middle Sweden, which historically formed part of Svealand. ... In politics, a Diet is a formal deliberative assembly. ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The House of Bernadotte, the current Royal House of the Kingdom of Sweden, has reigned since 1818. ... King Charles XIV of Sweden, Charles III of Norway, or domestically Carl XIV Johan and Carl III Johan respectively, Jean Baptiste Jules Bernadotte (January 26, 1763 - March 8, 1844) was born at Pau, France, the son of Henri Bernadotte (1711-1780), procurator at Pau, and Jeanne St. ...


Sites of Interest

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Örebro Castle

Örebro Castle originates from the 13th century, when a watchtower was built to guard the bridge over the Svartån. The castle was later generally expanded. It is located in the centre of Örebro. Örebro's old town Wadköping is located on the banks of the Svartån. Consisting of 18th and 19th century wooden houses, Wadköping has several museums and exhibitions. (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... The Alcázar of Segovia, Spain A castle (from the Latin castellum, diminutive of castra, a military camp, in turn the plural of castrum or watchpost), is a fort, a camp and the logical development of a fortified enclosure. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The water tower of Örebro, nicknamed Svampen ("the mushroom") is a popular destination as a view tower. A copy of this tower, built in 1958, is located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Kartuzy A water tower is a very large tank constructed for the purpose of holding a supply of water at a height sufficient to pressurize a water supply system. ... 1958 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Riyadh (Ar-Riyad, Arabic:رياض) is the capital of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia, located in the Nejd region. ... The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a country on the Arabian Peninsula. ...


Notable natives

Christian Berglund (born March 12, Swedish-American athlete. ... Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson (appr. ... Ronnie Peterson, (February 14, 1944 - September 11, 1978) was a Swedish racing driver. ... Olaus Petri, originally Olof Persson, (January 6, 1493 - April 19, 1552) was a Swedish clergyman and protestant reformer. ... Millencolin Millencolin is a skate-punk band that was formed in October of 1992 by Erik Ohlsson, Mathias Färm and Nikola Sarcevic in Örebro, Sweden. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Nikola Sarcevic Nikola Sarcevic is the bassist, singer and writes the majority of the songs of the skate-punk band Millencolin. ...

See also

Statistics Sweden, or Statistiska centralbyrån (SCB), is a Government Agency responsible of producing the official statistics on Sweden. ... Julmust is a soft drink that is drunk mainly in Sweden at Christmastime. ... Yantai (Simplified Chinese: 烟台; Traditional Chinese: 煙台; pinyin: Yāntái), a Prefecture-level city in the Peoples Republic of China, is the largest fishing seaport of the northeastern Shandong Province and a nationally recognized centre of economy. ...

External links

  • Örebro (http://www.orebro.se/) - Official site

 
 

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