Gestricia

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Gestricia, or Gästrikland, is a historical Province or landskap on the eastern coast of Sweden. It borders Uplandia, Westmannia, Dalecarlia, Helsingia and the Gulf of Bothnia.


Template:Infobox Landskap

County

For current affairs see: Gävleborg County

Gestricia makes up the southern part of the Gävleborg County.

History

Main article: History of Gestricia

The provincial regiment, Helsingia Regiment, was raised in Helsingia and Gestricia.

Geography

Main article: Geography of Gestricia

Gestricia was historically divided into chartered cities and court districts.

Cities

Districts

National parks

Gestricia is often called the gate to Norrland and consists of forests, mountains (about 1000 feet high) and small lakes. Smaller parts of Gestricia consists of fertile plains.

Culture

Main article: Culture of Gestricia

Heraldry

Main article: Heraldry of Gestricia

Arms granted in 1560. As with other provinces the arms is represented with a dukal coronet. Blazon: "Argent Hurty an Elk stantant Gules attired and hoofed Or."

Dukes of Gestricia

Since 1772, Swedish Princes have been created Dukes of various provinces. This is solely a nominal title.

External links


de:Gästrikland

la:Gestricia hu:Gästrikland tartomány sv:Gästrikland

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