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Helsingia, or Hälsingland, is a historical province or landskap in the north of Sweden. It borders to Gestricia, Dalecarlia, Herdalia, Medelpadia and to the Gulf of Bothnia.

County Gävleborg
Area14,200 km²
Provincial flower
- Swedish
- Latin
Linium usitatissimum
Provincial animalLynx
Provincial birdUral owl
Provincial fishIde

Table of contents
1 County
2 History
3 Geography
4 Culture
5 Heraldry
6 External Links


For current affairs see: County of Gävleborg

The province of Helsingia comprises the northern part of the County of Gävleborg. Minor parts in the west belongs to the County of Jämtland.


Main article: History of Helsingia

Chartered cities before 1971:

The town of Hudiksvall, one of the oldest in Norrland, was ransacked by Russian troops in 1721.


Main article: Geography of Helsingia


Main article: Culture of Helsingia

Archbishop Nathan Söderblom, Nobel Prize laureate for Peace in 1930, was born in Helsingia in 1866.


Main article: Heraldry of Helsingia

Arms granted in 1560. In the original representation the goat was not standing on its hind legs. The arms is represented showing a dukal coronet. Blazon: "Sable, a Goat rampant Or attired and hoofed Gules."

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