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Närke

historical province in Sweden

Närke is a historical province in central Sweden. The older spellning, Nerike, is still around in the name of local newspaper Nerikes Allehanda.

Närke
Coat of arms of Närke
Coat of arms
Sverigekarta-Landskap Närke.svg
CountrySweden
LandSvealand
CountiesÖrebro County
Västmanland County
Södermanland County
Area
 • Total4,122 km2 (1,592 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)[1]
 • Total195,414
 • Density47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Ethnicity
 • LanguageSwedish
Sveamål
Culture
 • FlowerCowslip
 • AnimalHazel Dormouse
 • BirdYellow bunting
 • FishPike
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

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