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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
Location in Sweden
Country Sweden
Province Västergötland and Bohuslän
County Västra Götaland County
Municipality Gothenburg Municipality,
Härryda Municipality,
Partille Municipality and
Mölndal Municipality
Charter 1621
Area
 • 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))
 • 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(s) Göteborgare
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Website www.goteborg.se

Gothenburg (Swedish: [Göteborg] Error: {{Lang}}: text has italic markup (help)) 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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