Orebro

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Örebro is a city, the seat of Örebro Municipality and the capital of Örebro County in Sweden with 107,038 inhabitants in 2010It is the sixth biggest city in Sweden and one of the largest inland hubs of the country. Örebro received its Royal Charter and city privileges not later than 1404. Örebro literally means a bridge over gravel banks, which is how the geography looks, with the stream Svartån draining into the lake Hjälmaren. The location became a natural seat of commerce in the (Scandinavian) medieval time, and is mentioned in print in the 13th century. Old buildings from the early days include the foundations of the city church, a building which has undergone several modifications. The natural center of the city is otherwise the magnificent Örebro Castle, situated on an islet in the Svartån, and dividing the town into a northern and a southern part. This castle was constructed during the stewardship of Birger Jarl during the early 13th century and then modified and enlarged during the reign of King Gustav Vasa in the 1560s. Notable events in Örebro's history include the national diet meeting at Örebro in 1810, where Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte was elected crown prince of Sweden. Although a trade town, Örebro remained small until the second half of the 19th century, when it grew rapidly as a center of the national shoe-manufacturing industry

Postmark Examples

19th century

1883
1888
1891


20th century

1901
Bridge in 1904
OREBRO in 1905.
OREBRO Lbr (Letterbox cancel) 1912
1920 Orebro 1 TUR 2 B with 8mm flags, previously recorded from 1921 with only the smaller 4mm flags.
1921
1922
1957

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1962 Skokloster Castle used in Orebro

21st century

2016

Meter cancels

Meter cancel Örebro 1982
Meter cancel Örebro 1993

Covers

1840
1851
1889 Orebro-Hallsberg B Railway cancel type 1
1911 Orebro to Vrigstad A prepaid stamped envelope sent on Jan. 2, 1911 from Orebro, Sweden with a tied tuberculosis seal.