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Örebro is a city and a municipality in middle of Sweden. It is located in and serves as the seat of residence of the County of Örebro. The municipality covers an area of 1371.4 km². Of the total population of 124207, 60125 are male, and 64082 are female. The population density of the community is 91 inhabitants per km².

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. As of 2001, it is the 7th largest Swedish municipality.

Attractions 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.

The water tower of Örebro, nicknamed Svampen ("mushroom") is a popular destination as a view tower. A copy of this tower, built in 1958, is located in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

External links

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

Municipalities of Örebro[?]:
Askersund  |  Degerfors  |  Hallsberg  |  Hällefors  |  Karlskoga  |  Kumla
Laxå  |  Lekeberg  |  Lindesberg  |  Ljusnarsberg  |  Nora  |  Örebro

Counties of Sweden  |  Sweden

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