Nora, Sweden

Nora is a place ( tätort ) in the Swedish province of Örebro County and the historic province of Västmanland. The place is also the capital of the municipality of the same name.


Located about 30 kilometers north of Örebro on Norasjön, the place on the Riksväg 244 is achievable.


Nora is an old mining town and one of the best preserved timber towns in Sweden. Most of the buildings date from the 18th and 19th centuries, and are still inhabited or used as business premises. Nora received at the same time Lindenberg awarded city privileges in 1643, as the state tried in vain to force the inhabitants of both places to resettle in the city neuzugründende Järle.

In the station of the railway Nora Nora Bergslags Veterans Jernväg which was awarded along with Nora and Pershyttan the Europa Nostra Prize, an international award for preservation of buildings and cultural goods, begins.


Sons and daughters of the town

After birth year

  • Gustaf Eneström (1852-1923), mathematician and librarian
  • Fredrik Franson (1852-1908), evangelist and founder of several missionary societies
  • Birger Mörner (1867-1930), diplomat and writer
  • Axel Hambraeus (1890-1983), writer
  • Eric Iljans (* 1969), freestyle skier

Personalities associated with Nora

From 1979 to 1991, the Swedish writer Maria Lang lived in Nora. On the banks of Norasjön was, after her death, a statue erected.