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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.

Gästrikland
Land Norrland
County Gävleborg County
Area 4,200 km²
Provincial flower
- Swedish
- Latin
Lily of the valley
Liljekonvalje
Convallaria majalis
Provincial animal Capercaillie

Map highlighting the location of Gestricia

County

For current affairs see: Gävleborg County


Gestricia makes up the southern part of the Gävleborg County.


History

Main article: History of Gestricia


The provincial regiment, Helsingia Regiment, was raised in Helsingia and Gestricia.


Geography

Main article: Geography of Gestricia


Gestricia was historically divided into chartered cities and court districts.


Cities

Districts

National parks

  • Färnebofjärden

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.


Culture

Main article: Culture of Gestricia


Heraldry

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)

External links

  • Gästrikland (http://www.gastrike.com/) - Tourist site



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Gestricia (111 words)
Gestricia, or Gästrikland, is a historical Province or landskap on the eastern coast of Sweden.
Gestricia makes up the southern part of the Gävleborg County.
Gestricia is often called the gate to Norrland and consists of forests, mountains (about 1000 feet high) and small lakes.
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