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Örebro
Örebro län
—  County of Sweden  —

Coat of arms

 
Country Sweden
Capital Örebro
Government
 - Governor Rose-Marie Frebran
 - Council Landstinget i Örebro
Area
 - Total 8,519 km2 (3,289.2 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 - Total 273,822
 - Density 32.1/km2 (83.2/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
GDP/ Nominal SEK 61,203 million (2004)
GDP per capita SEK 224,000
NUTS Region SE124

Örebro County (Swedish: Örebro län) is a county or län in central Sweden. It borders the counties of Västra Götaland, Värmland, Dalarna, Västmanland, Södermanland and Östergötland.

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Province

Sweden's counties are primarily administrative units, whereas the provinces of Sweden usually fit cultural and historical boundaries. Örebro County consists of the province of Närke, the wester half of Västmanland and minor parts of eastern Värmland and northeastern Västergötland.

Administration

The county was named Närke and Värmland County until 1779 when Värmland County ceded.

The main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfil the goals set in national politics by the Parliament and the Government, to coordinate the interests of the county, to promote the development of the county, to establish regional goals and safeguard the due process of law in the handling of each case. The County Administrative Board is a Government Agency headed by a Governor. See List of Örebro Governors.

Politics

Municipalities

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Heraldry

Main article: Närke Heraldry

The arms for the County of Örebro is a combination of the arms of Närke, Västmanland and Värmland. When it is shown with a royal crown it represents the County Administrative Board.

External links

Coordinates: 59°16′00″N 15°13′00″E / 59.266667°N 15.216667°E / 59.266667; 15.216667

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