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Nericia, also Nerike or Närke, is a historical Province or landskap in middle Sweden. It borders to Westrogothia, Wermelandia, Westmannia, Sudermannia and Ostrogothia.

County Örebro County
Area4,122 km²
Provincial flower
- Swedish
- Latin
Primula veris
Provincial animalDormouse
Provincial birdYellow bunting

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


For current affairs see: Örebro County

The province of Nericia makes up the southern part of Örebro County.


Main article: History of Nericia

Chartered Cities before 1971:


Main article: Geography of Nericia


Main article:
Culture of Nericia

The name of the province is partly derived from the people who once inhabited the province, the Njarar or Nerikjar. The root nari, neri is cognate to English narrow and refers to the narrow inlets that caracterized the geography.


Main article: Heraldry of Nericia

Arms granted in 1560, and revised a decade or so later with the current one. The arms is represented with a dukal coronet. Nericia was renowned for its warlike peasants and when and at the centre are two crossbow darts was - the crossbow being the favourite weapon of the peasants. Blazon: "Gules between four Roses Argent two Arrows in saltire Or points upward pointed Argent."

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