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
Coordinates: 57°42′N 11°58′E / 57.700°N 11.967°E / 57.700; 11.967Coordinates: 57°42′N 11°58′E / 57.700°N 11.967°E / 57.700; 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 1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
 • Urban 549,839
 • Urban density 2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)
 • Metro 938,580
 • Metro density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Göteborgare
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.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.

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