Norrbotten, or North Bothnia, is located in the northern-most part of Sweden, bordering Lappland in the west and Finland in the east. The population of around 195.000 shares an area similar in size to North Macedonia and Rwanda.
During the Middle Ages, the area was inhabited by the Sami people, it was later colonized by Sweden. The coat of arms dates back to 1995, formally recognizing Norrbotten as a province. The coat of arms depicts the 4 major rivers that flow into the Gulf of Bothnia.
Largest City: Luleå
Province Flower: “Åkerbär”, Arctic bramble (Rubus arcticus)
Province Animal: Siberian jay