Gothenburg

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Gothenburg

Göteborg
From left to right: View over Gothenburg and Göta Älv, Götaplatsen, Svenska Mässan, Gothenburg tram, Elfsborg Fortress, Ullevi.
From left to right: View over Gothenburg and Göta Älv, Götaplatsen, Svenska Mässan, Gothenburg tram, Elfsborg Fortress, Ullevi.
Coat of arms of Gothenburg
Coat of arms
Gothenburg is located in Sweden
Gothenburg
Gothenburg
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CountrySweden
ProvinceVästergötland and Bohuslän
CountyVästra Götaland County
MunicipalityGothenburg Municipality,
Härryda Municipality,
Partille Municipality and
Mölndal Municipality
Charter1621
Area
 • City450 km2 (170 sq mi)
 • Water14.5 km2 (5.6 sq mi)  3.2%
 • Urban
203.67 km2 (78.64 sq mi)
 • Metro
3,717 km2 (1,435 sq mi)
Population
(2011 (urban: 2010))[1][2]
 • City520,374
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
 • Urban
549,839
 • Urban density2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)
 • Metro
938,580
 • Metro density250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Göteborgare
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.goteborg.se

Gothenburg (Swedish: Göteborg) is the second largest Swedish city, after Stockholm. Around 550 000 people live there. The city was founded in 1621 by king Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  2. Statistics Sweden: Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2011 och befolkningsförändringar 1 oktober - 31 december 2011
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