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Location: Bohuslän, Västergötland




Description of Gothenburg

Gothenburg is second largest city in Sweden and also its largest port. It is spread over two provinces Bohuslän and Västergötland. Gothenburg is the second city in importance and size of Sweden, after the capital, Stockholm. Located in the province of Västra Götaland on the west coast of the country, at the mouth of the Göta älv River in the Kattegat Strait. Is the administrative and archiepiscopal headquarters of the province.

Its port is the largest among the Nordic countries since it has its waters thawed throughout the year. Gothenburg is the place of transit for most of Sweden's exports and imports. Large industries such as SKF and AB Volvo have their main offices in this city. Headquarters of two university establishments, it has the largest university population in Scandinavia. In recent decades, tourism and cultural events have developed. It was founded and fortified in 1621 by King Gustav II Adolf, after several unsuccessful attempts of foundation due to the attacks of Danish and Norwegian.










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