Närke is a province situated in the central part of the southern half of Sweden. In English, it is sometimes referred to as Nerike (archaic spelling of the province) and Nericia (the Latin name). The province is the home of around 205.000 inhabitants and is nowadays part of the counties of Örebro, Västmanland, and Södermanland.
Largest City: Örebro
Province Flower: “Gullviva”, cowslip (Primula veris)
Province Animal: Hazel dormouse