Västra Götaland County

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Västra Götaland
Västra Götalands län
County of Sweden
Coat of arms of Västra Götaland
Coat of arms
Official logo of Västra Götaland
 
CountrySweden
Founded1998
CapitalGothenburg and Vänersborg
Government
 • GovernorLars Bäckström
 • CouncilVästra Götaland Regional Council
Area
 • Total23,498.8 km2 (9,072.9 sq mi)
Population (31 March 2011)[1]
 • Total1,589,016
 • Density68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE-O
GDP/ NominalSEK 386,538 million (2004)
GDP per capitaSEK 376,900 (2010)
NUTS RegionSE232
Websitewww.o.lst.se

Västra Götaland County (Swedish: Västra Götalands län) is a county in southern Sweden, with the seat in Gothenburg. It was established on 1 January 1998, as a merger out of former Gothenburg and Bohus County, Skaraborg County and Älvsborg County.

Municipalities[change | change source]

Municipalities
  1. Ale
  2. Alingsås
  3. Bengtsfors
  4. Bollebygd
  5. Borås
  6. Dals-Ed
  7. Essunga
  8. Falköping
  9. Färgelanda
  10. Grästorp
  11. Gullspång
  12. Götene
  13. Gothenburg
  14. Herrljunga
  15. Hjo
  16. Härryda
  17. Karlsborg
  18. Kungälv
  19. Lerum
  20. Lidköping
  21. Lilla Edet
  22. Lysekil
  23. Mariestad
  24. Mark
  25. Mellerud
  1. Munkedal
  2. Mölndal
  3. Orust
  4. Partille
  5. Skara
  6. Skövde
  7. Sotenäs
  8. Stenungsund
  9. Strömstad
  10. Svenljunga
  11. Tanum
  12. Tibro
  13. Tidaholm
  14. Tjörn
  15. Tranemo
  16. Trollhättan
  17. Töreboda
  18. Uddevalla
  19. Ulricehamn
  20. Vara
  21. Vårgårda
  22. Vänersborg
  23. Åmål
  24. Öckerö

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kvartal 1 2011". Statistics Sweden.

Other websites[change | change source]

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