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Örebro coat of arms
Sweden Örebro location map.svg
Localization of Örebro in Sweden
State : Sweden
Province  (län): Örebro län
Historical Province (landskap): Nark
Coordinates : 59 ° 16 '  N , 15 ° 13'  E Coordinates: 59 ° 16 '  N , 15 ° 13'  E
SCB code : 6188
Status: Crime scene
Residents : 115,765 (December 31, 2015)
Area : 50.64 km²
Population density : 2286 inhabitants / km²
Postal code : 700 02 - 709 99
List of perpetrators in Örebro County
Inner city of Örebro

Örebro [ œrəˈbruː ] is a city in the Swedish province of Örebro län and the historic province of Närke . It is the capital of the municipality of the same name .


Örebro is located on the Svartån River , which shortly afterwards flows into the Hjälmaren , Sweden's fourth largest lake. The city ​​is connected to Stockholm via the Arbogaån and the Mälaren .

Örebro is about 200 kilometers west of Stockholm, 300 kilometers east of Oslo and 300 kilometers northeast of Gothenburg.

A small part (2 hectares ) of the area of ​​the place with 4 inhabitants (2015) belongs to the neighboring municipality of Kumla .


Birger Jarl had a ford over the Svartå river secured by a fortification tower in 1265 . The city emerged in the Middle Ages as a port city for the iron trade. Many iron mines and smelters used to be located in the Kilsbergen mountainous region in the north-western part of Örebro County. In winter, iron was taken into town and sold at the mass on St. Henry's Day. The traditional Hindersmässan is still celebrated annually in the last week of January.

In the 15th century, the city gained greater political importance under Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson . Of the fifteen diets held in Örebro, the one of January 4, 1540, on which Sweden was declared an hereditary kingdom , is noteworthy .

The Hjälmare Canal , built in the 17th and 18th centuries, gave the city a connection to the Baltic Sea . This strengthened the economic importance of Örebro. The Örebro Canal , inaugurated in 1888, made it possible to ship to the center of the city.

At the Reichstag on August 21, 1810, the French Marshal Bernadotte was elected heir to the Swedish throne, and the later King of Sweden and Norway, Charles XIV. John . On July 12, 1812, the Swedish-British War ended with the Peace of Örebro .

In 1854 the city burned to the ground and was then rebuilt from stone. In 1887 Örebro had 13,618 inhabitants. In the 19th century, Örebro became the center of shoe production in Sweden. Until the 1960s, the city was still growing rapidly and had just built a new water tower ( Svampen , “The Pilz”, with a restaurant and observation tower, architect Sune Lindström ) and a high-rise ( Krämaren , 22 floors) as the shoe industry went down. The establishment of a state administrative authority (for statistics and road safety) could not fully compensate for this.

Örebro University 2018.jpg

The college was founded in 1967, got university status in 1999 and has been called Örebro University since then . A university clinic is also attached to the university.

Economy and Transport

The city has a university, an airport (ORB) and a convenient location for trade on European routes 20 (Göteborg – Örebro– Eskilstuna – Stockholm) and 18 (Oslo– Karlstad –Örebro- Västerås – Stockholm).

Örebro is the seat of the small brewery Närke Kulturbryggeri .


Due to the geographical structure of the Swedish Church, the area belongs to the bishopric in Strängnäs .


Örebro slott ( Örebro Castle )
Örebro, Wadköping
“The mushroom”, a water tower in Örebro
  • The symbol of the city is the castle ( Örebro slott ). It is located on a small island in the middle of the city.
  • The Wadköping open-air museum with its old houses is well worth seeing.
  • Gustavsvik is one of the largest leisure facilities in Sweden. In addition to recreational opportunities such as golf, fishing and Northern Europe's largest indoor swimming pool, there is also a large campsite attached.
  • The area around the city is suitable for bicycle trips, but is also popular with canoeists and hikers .
  • The water tower (Svampen) with a café and a visitor platform from which you have a wonderful view over Örebro and the surrounding area. The lift that takes you up to 50 meters is free.

Town twinning

Sister cities of Örebros are:


sons and daughters of the town

Personalities who have worked on site

Famous people related to the city are:

Music bands

Web links

Commons : Örebro  - album with pictures, videos and audio files


  1. a b Statistiska centralbyrån : Land area per Tatort, folkmängd and invånare per square kilometer. Vart femte år 1960 - 2015 (database query)
  2. Statistiska centralbyrån : perpetrators 2015 som delas av commungräns (Excel file)
  3. ^ Website Örebro Kommun - Twin Towns , accessed on May 24, 2017