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.

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Gothenburg is located in Sweden
Gothenburg
Coordinates: 57°42′N 11°58′E / 57.7°N 11.967°E / 57.7; 11.967Coordinates: 57°42′N 11°58′E / 57.7°N 11.967°E / 57.7; 11.967
Country Sweden
Province Västergötland and Bohuslän
County Västra Götaland County
Municipality Gothenburg Municipality,
Härryda Municipality,
Partille Municipality and
Mölndal Municipality
Charter 1621
Area[1]
 • City 450 km2 (170 sq mi)
 • Water 14.5 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]
 • City 520,374
 • Density 1,156/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
 • Urban 549,839
 • Urban density 2,699.66/km2 (6,992.08/sq mi)
 • Metro 938,580
 • Metro density 252.51/km2 (654.00/sq mi)
Demonym Göteborgare
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Gothenburg (Swedish: Göteborg) is the second largest Swedish city, after Stockholm. Around 800 000 people live there. The city was founded in 1621 by king Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden.

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