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Västra Götaland County

county (län) in Sweden

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.

Västra Götaland

Västra Götalands län
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

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Kvartal 1 2011". Statistics Sweden.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to Västra Götaland County at Wikimedia Commons