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.
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.
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.
Municipalities of Örebro:
Askersund | Degerfors | Hallsberg | Hällefors | Karlskoga | Kumla
Laxå | Lekeberg | Lindesberg | Ljusnarsberg | Nora | Örebro
Counties of Sweden | Sweden