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

County Gävleborg County
Area4,200 km²
Provincial flower
- Swedish
- Latin
Lily of the valley
Convallaria majalis
Provincial animalCapercaillie
Provincial birdBlack-throated Diver
Provincial fishBaltic herring

Table of contents
1 County
2 History
3 Geography
4 Culture
5 Heraldry
6 External Links


For current affairs see: Gävleborg County

Gestricia makes up the southern part of the Gävleborg County.


Main article: History of Gestricia


Main article: Geography of Gestricia

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.

Chartered cities before 1971:


Main article: Culture of Gestricia


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."

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