Gestricia, or Gästrikland, is a historical Province or landskap on the eastern coast of Sweden. It borders Uplandia, Westmannia, Dalecarlia, Helsingia and the Gulf of Bothnia.
Map highlighting the location of Gestricia
For current affairs see: Gävleborg County
Gestricia makes up the southern part of the Gävleborg County.
Main article: History of Gestricia
The provincial regiment, Helsingia Regiment, was raised in Helsingia and Gestricia.
Main article: Geography of Gestricia
Gestricia was historically divided into chartered cities and court districts.
Gestricia is often called the gate to Norrland and consists of forests, mountains (about 1000 feet high) and small lakes. Smaller parts of Gestricia consists of fertile plains.
Main article: Culture of Gestricia
Main article: Heraldry of Gestricia
Arms granted in 1560. As with other provinces the arms is represented with a dukal coronet. Blazon: "Argent Hurty an Elk stantant Gules attired and hoofed Or."
Dukes of Gestricia
Since 1772, Swedish Princes have been created Dukes of various provinces. This is solely a nominal title.
- Princess Madeleine (1982-, also Duchess of Helsingia)
- Gästrikland (http://www.gastrike.com/) - Tourist site