Nora, Sweden

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Nora
Nora railway station
Nora railway station
Nora is located in Sweden
Nora
Nora
Coordinates: 59°31′N 15°02′E / 59.517°N 15.033°E / 59.517; 15.033Coordinates: 59°31′N 15°02′E / 59.517°N 15.033°E / 59.517; 15.033
Country Sweden
Province Västmanland
County Örebro County
Municipality Nora Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 6.45 km2 (2.49 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 6,526
 • Density 1,012/km2 (2,620/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Nora is a locality and the seat of Nora Municipality, Örebro County, Sweden with 6,526 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

History[edit]

Nora received its charter in 1643. The government had requested the inhabitants of both Nora and the adjacent town Lindesberg to move together into a newly chartered city called Järle. However, the government proved unsuccessful, and instead granted both Nora and Lindesberg independent charters at that year.

Nora circa 1700, in Suecia antiqua et hodierna.

Many wooden houses built in the 18th and 19th century have been spared by fires and demolition, making the town Nora one of Sweden's best preserved wooden towns. Eksjö and Hjo are two other examples, and they have together with Nora initiated a wooden-town development project. Also part of the old city structure are cobbled streets with small houses and shops by small windling street. "Så liten stad, så mycket smak" (Small town, much flavor/taste) Anna Maria Lenngren, Swedish author.

The first normal gauge railway in Sweden was opened to the public in 1856 between Nora and Ervalla. It is today a museum railway, worked by a preservation society.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.