|• Total||49.27 km2 (19.02 sq mi)|
|Population (31 December 2010)|
|• Density||2,172/km2 (5,630/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
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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.
Geography and climate 
Örebro, like the rest of the areas close to Mälardalen, has a cold temperate, humid continental climate (Köppen Dfb) that is mildened due to the proximity to water and the Gulf Stream which makes it a borderline oceanic climate.
|Climate data for Örebro|
|Average high °C (°F)||0
|Daily mean °C (°F)||−2.0
|Average low °C (°F)||−4
|Precipitation mm (inches)||38
|Source: MSN Weather|
Sites of interest 
Örebro's old town Wadköping is located on the banks of Svartån (black stream). It contains many 18th and 19th century wooden houses, along with museums and exhibitions. The water tower of Örebro, named Svampen (The Mushroom), is a popular destination as an outlook tower. In 1958, a replica of the tower was built in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Örebro University is one of Sweden's most recent, being upgraded from högskola (university college) in 1999. It currently has around 16,000 students and a staff of 1,100. Gustavsvik, the largest water park in the Nordic countries, is located just a kilometer south of central Örebro. With more than 700,000 visitors per year, it is one of the most popular tourist and leisure establishments in Sweden. Only Liseberg, Gröna Lund and Skansen are more popular. In the summer the manor of Karlslund is a very popular place to visit.
Notable natives 
Culture and Media 
- Hjalmar Bergman, author
- Fares Fares, actor
- Josef Fares, Film director
- Peter Flack, comedian
- Edita Morris, author
- Mary Stävin, former Miss World and Bond girl
- Cajsa Warg, Cookery book author
- Jens Bogren, Producer
- Stephan Berg, Songwriter, winner of Eurovision Song Contest 1991
- Jussi Björling, Former Operatic tenor singer
- Lolita Pop, Former Rock band
- Millencolin, punk rock band
- Nasum, grindcore band
- Path Of No Return, Hardcore Metal band
- Nina Persson, lead singer of the rock and pop group The Cardigans
- Mats Ronander, Rock musician
- Dan Swanö, multi-instrumentalist, lead vocalist of Edge of Sanity
- Witchcraft, doom metal band
- Dead Man, psychedelic rock/folk rock band
- Spetsnaz, EBM electronic band
- Terror Punk Syndicate, electro-industrial band
- Rob Marcello [Guitarplayer]
- Truckfighters, Stoner Rock / Desert Rock band
- Firestone, Stoner Rock band
- Henry Allard - Speaker of the parliament 1969–1979
- Leni Björklund, Minister of Defence 2002–2006
- Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson, (1390s–1436) rebellious politician and later Sweden's first rikshövitsman
- Erik Agabus Nilsson, Minister of Defence 1917–1920
- Sten Tolgfors, Minister of Defence 2007–2012
- Daniel Westling, husband of Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden
- John Ongman, pastor and founder of the Örebro Missionary Society (today a part of the Evangelical Free Church in Sweden)
- Laurentius Petri, (16th century) Sweden's first Lutheran arch-bishop
- Olaus Petri, (16th century) Principal reformator in Sweden
- Manne Siegbahn, Nobel Prize in Physics laureate
- Gunnar A. Sjögren, Saab designer
- Jonas Wenström, Inventor and engineer
- Peter Andersson, former NHL hockey player
- Christian Berglund, Former NHL hockey player
- Orvar Bergmark, Former Footballer
- Stig Blomqvist, Rally driver.
- Hasse Borg, Former Footballer
- Magnus Erlingmark, Former Footballer
- Richard Göransson, Swedish Touring Car driver
- Carl Gunnarsson, NHL hockey player
- Oscar Jansson, goalkeeper at Shamrock Rovers F.C..
- Fredrik Lindgren Speedway Rider
- Ludvig Lindgren Speedway Rider
- Thomas Nordahl, Former Footballer
- Ronnie Peterson, Former racing driver
- Johan Röjler, ice speed skater
- Timmy (Battousai) Skoog, World-champion of Kyokushin-Karate, and Grand-master of the European Karate-Association.
- Emra Tahirović, Swedish-Bosnian footballer.
- Vesa Kultalahti, Swedish professional road racing driver.
- Örebro SK are the most popular football team in Örebro County. The club was founded in 1908 and the team currently play in the second division in Sweden (Superettan).
- KIF Örebro DFF play in the highest level of women's soccer leagues in Sweden (Damallsvenskan).
- BK Forward currently play in Division 1 Norra.
- Örebro SK Ungdom currently playing in Division 2 Norra Götaland.
- Rynninge IK currently play in Division 2 Norra Götaland.
- IFK Örebro currently play in Division 3 Västra Svealand.
- Karlslunds IF HFK currently play in Division 3 Västra Svealand.
- Örebro Syrianska BK currently play in Division 3 Västra Svealand.
- Adolfsbergs IK currently play in Division 4 Örebro.
- FK Bosna 92 currently play in Division 4 Örebro.
Other sports 
- Örebro Volley play in the highest level of women's volleyball leagues in Sweden. They have won the league ten times.
- Örebro HK currently play in Elitserien (the highest level) since the 2013–14 season, having been promoted in the 2012–13 season.
- Örebro Black Knights are an American football Club that played in the Swedish Championship Finals in 1998 and 1999.
- Örebro Universitets IF Rugby
- Emilia Fahlin is a cyclist who rides for the professional cycling team Team HTC-High Road.
Karlslunds IF is a multi-sports club specialising in American Football, Bandy, Baseball/Softball, Bowling, Football, Gymnastics, Skiing and Swimming.
- Örebro is the hometown of the punk-rock band Millencolin. They named one of their albums Pennybridge Pioneers, where Pennybridge stands for Örebro as a colloquial translation into English.
- The influential and highly popular grind band Nasum were formed in Örebro.
- Örebro is one of the public broadcaster SVT's 12 local news districts and has television permises located in the city.
Twin towns - Sister cities 
- Łódź, Poland, since 2001 
- Drammen, Norway
- Kolding, Denmark
- Lappeenranta, Finland
- Stykkishólmur, Iceland
- Yantai, People's Republic of China
- Terrassa, Spain
- Pau, France
See also 
- "Localities 2010, area, population and density in localities 2005 and 2010 and change in area and population". Statistics Sweden. 29 May 2012. Archived from the original on 17 December 2012.
- "Weather Information for Örebro". World Weather Information Service. Retrieved 1 January 2009.
- Vänorter - http://www.orebro.se/2444.html:
- "Twin Cities". The City of Łódź Office (in English and Polish). Retrieved 2008-10-23.
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