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Gothenburg
Göteborg
Coat of arms of Gothenburg
Coat of arms
Nickname: "Lilla London" (Little London) and "Sveriges framsida" (The front side of Sweden)
Location of Gothenburg
Coordinates: 57°42′N 11°58′E / 57.7, 11.967
Country Sweden
Municipality Gothenburg Municipality
County Västra Götaland County
Province Västergötland and Bohuslän
Charter 1621
Government
 - Mayor Göran Johansson
Area
 - City 450 km² (174 sq mi)
 - Water 14.5 km² (5.6 sq mi)  3.2%
 - Urban 199 km² (77 sq mi)
 - Metro 3,717 km² (1,435 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 - City 493 119[1]
 - Density 1,083/km² (2,807/sq mi)
 - Urban 510,491
 - Urban Density 2,491/km² (6,439/sq mi)
 - Metro 884,401
 - Metro Density 238/km² (616/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website: www.goteborg.se

Gothenburg (Swedish: Göteborg ) /jœte'bɔrj/) is a city, a municipality and an urban area on the west-coast of Sweden. As of 2006, the population was 489,787 in the municipality (Göteborgs kommun) and 510.491 in the urban area (Göteborgs tätort), making it the second largest city in Sweden, after Stockholm. Gothenburg is the name of several cities: Gothenburg (Metropolitan Gothenburg), the second largest city in Sweden Gothenburg, Nebraska a city in the United States Also see The Gothenburg Riots of the 2001 EU summit. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 215 KB) Copyright © 2005 Idarvol Description : le Götheborgs-utkiken (ou Läppstiftet, cest-à-dire rouge à lèvres) est un gratte-ciel haut de 86 m situé sur la rive sud du fleuve Göta älv, au bord du... Image File history File links Göteborg_vapen. ... EXAMPLE:Laughbox,Blondie,BamBam,Pinkie,etc. ... Image File history File links Göteborg_Municipality_in_Västra_Götaland_County. ... This is an alphabetical list of the sovereign states of the world, including both de jure and de facto independent states. ... The Municipalities or Kommuner represent the local level of self government in Sweden. ... Gothenburg (Swedish: Göteborg [jøːtəbɔrj]) is a city and a municipality on the western coast of Sweden, in the County of Västra Götaland. ... A county, or län, is an administrative and political subdivision of Sweden. ... Västra Götaland County, or Västra Götalands län is a County or län on the western coast of Sweden. ... The provinces or landskap were the subdivisions of Sweden until 1634, when they were replaced by the counties of Sweden (län). ...   is one of the historical provinces of Sweden (landskap), situated in the southwest of Sweden. ... , (Latin: Bahusia; Norwegian: BÃ¥huslen) is a province (landskap) in West Sweden (Västsverige). ... Historically, the city status in Sweden, or stad, was granted through a Royal Charter. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... Göran Johansson (born August 31, 1945 in Gothenburg, Sweden) is a Swedish Social Democratic politician. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries that do not observe summer time Central European Summer Time (CEST) is one of the names of UTC+2 time zone, 2 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... Image File history File links Sv-Göteborg. ... Historically, the city status in Sweden, or stad, was granted through a Royal Charter. ... The Municipalities or Kommuner represent the local level of self government in Sweden. ... The terminology on urban areas in Sweden is notoriously hard to translate to people outside of Scandinavia because they are unique and because some terms are only used for statistical purposes and are not used by laymen. ... Gothenburg (Swedish: Göteborg [jøːtəbɔrj]) is a city and a municipality on the western coast of Sweden, in the County of Västra Götaland. ... The Gothenburg urban area stretches over four municipalities in Västra Götaland County. ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ...


The metropolitan area (Storgöteborg), which is a statistical area, encompassing thirteen municipalities in western Sweden has 890,000 inhabitants. Metropolitan Gothenburg (Stor-Göteborg or literally Greater Gothenburg), is a metropolitan area surrounding the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. ...


Gothenburg is also a significant university city with Scandinavia's largest university (Göteborg University) in terms of number of students. Gothenburg University, or Göteborgs universitet, is a university in Gothenburg, Sweden. ...


Situated where the Göta Älv discharges into the Kattegat, the river divides Gothenburg in two halves, with the upper part located on the island Hisingen. The inlet of Göta Älv is well suited for a harbor, and Gothenburg has expanded its port to become the largest amongst the Nordic countries.[1] Waterfalls in Trollhättan/Göta älv The Göta älv (river) drains lake Vänern into Kattegat, and the North Sea, at the city of Gothenburg on the western coast of Sweden. ... The Baltic Sea The Kattegat (Danish), or Kattegatt (Swedish), is a bay of the North Sea and a continuation of the Skagerrak, bounded by Denmark and Sweden. ... Eriksberg (Gothenburg), the northern bank of Göta älv where housing areas have replaced the shipyards. ... Political map of the Nordic countries and associated territories. ...

Contents

Name

The city was named after the Geats (Swedish: Götar varied: Geatas, Gautar, Goths, Gotar, Gøtar, Götar), the inhabitants of southern Sweden - i.e. "Defense of the Geats".[2] Sweden in the 12th century before the incorporation of Finland during the 13th century. ... This article is about the Germanic tribes. ...


In Dutch, Scots, German and English - languages with a long history of being spoken in the trade and maritime-oriented city - the name Gothenburg has traditionally been used for the city, while the French form of the city name is Gothembourg. These traditional forms are now sometimes replaced with the use of the Swedish Göteborg. This article is about the Anglic language of Scotland. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


History

Further information: History of Gothenburg
Gothenburg's location around 1600. (Sweden green, Denmark yellow, Norway brown)
Gothenburg's location around 1600. (Sweden green, Denmark yellow, Norway brown)

In the 16th and 17th century, the configuration of Sweden's borders made Gothenburg strategically important as the Swedish gateway to the west, lying on the west coast in the narrow area between the territories of Denmark-Norway. After several failed attempts, Gothenburg was successfully founded in 1621 by King Gustavus Adolphus (Gustaf II Adolf). The city was heavily influenced by the Dutch. Dutch city planners were contracted to build the city as they had the skills needed to build in the marshy areas around the city. The town was planned after Dutch cities to have canals like Amsterdam, and the blueprint for the canals of Gothenburg are actually the same as those used for Jakarta.[citation needed] The Dutchmen initially won political power and it was not until 1652, when the last Dutch politician in the city's council died, that the Swedes acquired political power over Gothenburg.[3] During the Dutch period the town followed Dutch town laws and there were propositions to make Dutch the official language in the town. Gothenburg, in Sweden, was founded in 1621. ... Image File history File links Historical_location_of_Gothenburg. ... Image File history File links Historical_location_of_Gothenburg. ... The Kingdom of Denmark-Norway, consisting of Denmark and Norway, including Norways possessions Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands, is a term used for the two united kingdoms after their amalgamation as one state in 1536. ... The Lion of the North: Gustavus Adolphus at the famous turning point Battle of Breitenfield (1631) against the forces of the redoubtable Count Tilly. ... For other uses, see Amsterdam (disambiguation). ... Jakarta (also DKI Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. ...


The Gothenburg coat of arms was based on the lion of the coat of arms of Sweden, symbolically holding a shield with the national emblem, the Three Crowns, to defend against its enemies. The greater national coat of arms (stora riksvapnet) and the lesser national coat of arms (lilla riksvapnet) are the official coats of arms of Sweden. ... The Lesser Coat of Arms of the Realm of Sweden Three Crowns, or Tre Kronor, is a national emblem of Sweden. ...


In the Treaty of Roskilde (1658) Denmark-Norway ceded the then Danish province Halland, to the south, and the Norwegian province of Bohus County or Bohuslän to the north, leaving Gothenburg in a less exposed position. Gothenburg was able to grow into an important port and trade centre on the west coast thanks to the fact that it was the only city on the west coast that was granted, together with Marstrand, the rights to trade with merchants from other countries.[4] The Treaty of Roskilde was signed on February 26, 1658 in the Danish city Roskilde, whereby the king of Denmark-Norway sacrificed nearly half his territory to save the rest. ... is a historical province (landskap) on the western coast of Sweden. ... , (Latin: Bahusia; Norwegian: BÃ¥huslen) is a province (landskap) in West Sweden (Västsverige). ... Arms; incorporated with Kungälv Municipality in 1971 Marstrand is a seaside town in Kungälv Municipality in western Sweden. ...


In the 18th century, fishing was the most important industry. However, in 1731 the Swedish East India Company was founded, and the city flourished due to its foreign trade with highly profitable commercial expeditions to Asian countries. The East Indiaman Götheborg in Oslo, for the centenary of the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden on 10 June 2005 The Swedish East India Company (Swedish: Svenska Ostindiska Companiet or SOIC) was founded in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1731 for the purpose of conducting trade with the...

Göteborg in around 1700 from Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna
Göteborg in around 1700 from Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna

The harbour developed into Sweden's main harbour for trade towards the west, and with the Swedish emigration to North America increasing, Gothenburg became Sweden's main point of departure. The impact of Gothenburg as a main port of embarkation for Swedish emigrants is reflected by Gothenburg, Nebraska, a small Swedish settlement in the United States. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3738x1673, 2446 KB) The city of w:Gothenburg (Göteborg) in Sweden Engraving made 1690-1710 Scanned by me from Erik Dahlberg, Svecia Antiqua et Hodierna, facsimile, 1983 256 color black&white jpg. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (3738x1673, 2446 KB) The city of w:Gothenburg (Göteborg) in Sweden Engraving made 1690-1710 Scanned by me from Erik Dahlberg, Svecia Antiqua et Hodierna, facsimile, 1983 256 color black&white jpg. ... The title page Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna, or Ancient and Modern Sweden, is the title of a large work of engravings, collected by Erik Dahlberg in the middle of the 17th century. ... The Swedish emigration to North America took place between 1840-1910. ... Gothenburg Gothenburg is a city located in Dawson County, Nebraska. ...


With the 19th century, Gothenburg evolved into a modern industrial city that continued on into the 20th century. The population increased tenfold in the century, from 13,000 (1800) to 130,000 (1900). In the 20th century major companies that developed included SKF (est. 1907) and Volvo (est. 1926). SKF, Svenska Kullagerfabriken AB, later AB SKF, is a Swedish bearing company founded in 1907, supplying bearings, seals, lubrication and lubrication systems, maintenance products, mechatronics products, power transmission products, customer solutions and related services globally. ... Volvo Cars is the luxury car maker using the Volvo Trademark. ...


In more recent years however, the industrial section has faced a recession, which has spurred the development of new sectors such as increased merchandising, tourism and cultural and educational institutions.


In 2001, major protests occurred in the city during the EU summit and the visit by U.S. president George W. Bush. Bush not welcome demonstration 14th June 2001 The protests during the EU summit in Gothenburg 2001, parts of which are often called the Gothenburg Riots (In Swedish: Göteborgskravallerna), took place in the Swedish city of Gothenburg during the three days of the EU summit (the European Council) and EU... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ...


Politics and government

See Gothenburg Municipality Gothenburg (Swedish: Göteborg [jøːtəbɔrj]) is a city and a municipality on the western coast of Sweden, in the County of Västra Götaland. ...


Geography

Gothenburg viewed from space
Gothenburg viewed from space

Gothenburg is situated on the western coast by Kattegatt, an arm of the North Sea, at the outlet of the river Göta älv and the Göta Canal. Due to the Gulf Stream the city has a mild climate and quite a lot of rain. The archipelago of Gothenburg consists of rough, barren rocks and cliffs, which also is typical for the coast of Bohuslän. The city of Gothenburg is situated on the western coast by Kattegat, an arm of the North Sea, at the outlet of the river Göta älv and the Göta Canal. ... Image File history File links Gothenburg_satellite. ... Image File history File links Gothenburg_satellite. ... The Baltic Sea Kattegat, or Kattegatt, is a bay of the North Sea and a continuation of Skagerrak, bounded by Denmark and Sweden. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... Waterfalls in Trollhättan/Göta älv The Göta älv (river) drains lake Vänern into Kattegat, and the North Sea, at the city of Gothenburg on the western coast of Sweden. ... Bergs slussar (locks) at Berg near Linköping, descending to lake Roxen Göta Kanal is a Swedish canal constructed in the early 19th century. ... For the album by Ocean Colour Scene, see North Atlantic Drift (album) The Gulf Stream is orange and yellow in this representation of water temperatures of the Atlantic. ... The Mergui Archipelago The Archipelago Sea, situated between the Gulf of Bothnia and the Gulf of Finland, the largest archipelago in the world by the number of islands. ... , (Latin: Bahusia; Norwegian: BÃ¥huslen) is a province (landskap) in West Sweden (Västsverige). ...


The Gothenburg Metropolitan Area extends to the municipalities of Ale, Härryda, Kungälv, Lerum, Mölndal, Partille, Stenungsund, Tjörn, Öckerö in Västra Götaland County, and Kungsbacka in Halland County. Ale is a Municipality in Västra Götaland County, in western Sweden. ... Härryda is one of the few Swedish municipalities a logo instead of a coat of arms Härryda is a Municipality in Västra Götaland County, in western Sweden. ... Kungälv is a Municipality in Västra Götaland County, in western Sweden. ... Lerum is a Municipality in Västra Götaland County, in western Sweden. ... Mölndal is a Municipality in Västra Götaland County, in western Sweden. ... Partille is a Municipality in Västra Götaland County, in western Sweden. ... Stenungsund is a Municipality in Västra Götaland County, in western Sweden. ... Tjörn is the fifth largest Swedish island. ... Landscape on Hälsö island which is part of Öckerö Municipality. ... Västra Götaland County, or Västra Götalands län is a County or län on the western coast of Sweden. ... Kungsbacka is a town in Halland County, south west Sweden, and the seat of Kungsbacka Municipality. ... Halland County, or Hallands län, is a County or län on the western coast of Sweden. ...


Transport

Centralstationen, Gothenburg Central Station.
Centralstationen, Gothenburg Central Station.
Gothenburg's popular trams travel the wide streets (the one shown in the foreground is a vintage tram used mostly by tourists).
Gothenburg's popular trams travel the wide streets (the one shown in the foreground is a vintage tram used mostly by tourists).

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Air

Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport is an international airport serving the Gothenburg region in Sweden. With 5.2 million passengers in 2005 it is Sweden's second-largest airport. It is operated by the Swedish Civil Aviation Administration (Luftfartsverket). The airport is named after the small town of Landvetter, which is located in the municipality of Härryda. It is 20 km east of Gothenburg. It traditionally has had two terminals, domestic and international, but they are now considered one single terminal. There is only one check-in area now, since all luggage has to be screened. Landvetter (IATA: GOT, ICAO: ESGG) is an international airport serving the Gothenburg region in Sweden. ... Look up Terminal in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Gothenburg's second international airport is Gothenburg City Airport formerly known as Säve Flygplats and Sweden's 7th largest airport [citation needed]. It is located within the borders of Gothenburg Municipality. Prior to the arrival of Ryanair in 2001, the airport had 9000 passengers per year. In 2005, more than 500,000 flew from City Airport. In addition to commercial airlines, the airport is also operated by a number of rescue services, including the Swedish Coast Guard. Due to its location many business jets prefer flying to City Airport rather than Landvetter. Gothenburg City Airport can handle planes up to the size of a Boeing 767, an Airbus A320 or similar jets. The airport also accommodates General Aviation acitivities, including 2 flying clubs, Aeroklubben i Göteborg, one of Europe's oldest flying clubs [citation needed], and Chalmers flygklubb. Gothenburg City Airport or Göteborg City Airport (IATA: GSE, ICAO: ESGP), formerly (and still informally) known as Säve Flygplats, is Gothenburgs second international airport located 14 kilometres north-west from the centre of Gothenburg (Swedish:  ) on the island of Hisingen, Bohuslän, Sweden. ... Gothenburg (Swedish: Göteborg [jøːtəbɔrj]) is a city and a municipality on the western coast of Sweden, in the County of Västra Götaland. ... Ryanair (ISEQ: RYA, LSE: RYA, NASDAQ: RYAAY) is an Irish airline headquartered in Dublin, with its biggest operational base at London Stansted Airport in the UK. It is Europes largest low-cost carrier and is one of the worlds largest and most successful airlines (whether in terms of... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... American Airlines Boeing 767-300 at Gatwick Airport, England. ... The Airbus A320 family of short-to-medium range commercial passenger aircraft are manufactured by Airbus S.A.S.. Family members include the A318, A319, A320, and A321, as well as the ACJ business jet. ...


Sea

The Swedish company Stena Line operates between Gothenburg/Fredrikshavn in Denmark and Gothenburg/Kiel in Germany Stena Line is one of the worlds largest ferry operators, with ferry services around the UK and Scandinavia. ... Frederikshavn (originally named Fladstrand) is a municipality in northern Denmark, in the county of North Jutland on the peninsula of Jutland. ... , For the city in the United States, see Kiel, Wisconsin. ...


The "England ferry" (Englandsfärjan) to Newcastle (currently run by the Danish company DFDS Seaways) ceased at the end of October 2006,[5] after being a Gothenburg institution since the 19th century. The company cited high fuel prices and new competition from low-cost air services, especially Ryanair, as being the cause. DFDS Seaways' sister company, DFDS Tor Line, will continue to run scheduled freight ships between Gothenburg and several English ports, and these have limited capacity for passengers, but not private vehicles. It is unclear if the Gothenburg-Kristiansand route will continue. [citation needed] For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... DFDS Headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Competition is the act of striving against others for the purpose of achieving gain, such as income, pride, amusement, or dominance. ... Boeing 737-700 of UK low cost carrier easyJet waiting for take off at Bristol A low-cost carrier or low cost airline (also known as a no-frills or discount carrier / airline) is an airline that offers generally low fares in exchange for eliminating many traditional passenger services. ... Ryanair (ISEQ: RYA, LSE: RYA, NASDAQ: RYAAY) is an Irish airline headquartered in Dublin, with its biggest operational base at London Stansted Airport in the UK. It is Europes largest low-cost carrier and is one of the worlds largest and most successful airlines (whether in terms of... Freight is a term used to classify the transportation of cargo and is typically a commercial process. ...


Rail and intercity bus

Other major transportation hubs are Centralstationen ("the Central Station") and the Nils Ericson Terminal with trains and buses to various destinations in Sweden, as well as connections to Oslo and Copenhagen (via Malmö). The Nils Ericson Terminal is the major bus terminal in Gothenburg, Sweden. ... This article is about the capital of Norway. ... For other uses, see Copenhagen (disambiguation). ... Motto: FrÃ¥n arbetarstad till kunskapsstad (eng: From industrial city to knowledge city) Location of Malmö in northern Europe Coordinates: , Country  Sweden Municipality Malmö Municipality County SkÃ¥ne County Province Scania (SkÃ¥ne) Charter 13th century Government  - Mayor Illmar Reepalu Area  - City 335. ...


Freight

Gothenburg is a logistic centre, with transports by train and truck from Sweden and Norway to Gothenburg harbour which is by far the largest port in Scandinavia with a cargo turnover of 36.9 million tonnes a year (2004).[6]


Public transport

With about 80 km of double track the Gothenburg tram is the largest tram/light rail network in Northern Europe. The bus network, however, is almost as important. There are also some boat and ferry services. Gothenburg tram line 4 (left) and 14 (right) meet at Centralstationen tram station. ...


Demographics

Gothenburg, as with most Swedish metropolitan areas, has a large immigrant population.[7] According to SCB in 2005, there are 98,480 immigrants resident in Gothenburg,[8] which is about 20% of the population, out of which 10% are from Iran and 9% from Finland. The Iranian population, as well as other immigrants from the Middle East (notably Iraq) and former Yugoslavia, is concentrated in Angered (most notably Hjällbo and Hammarkullen) and other suburbs in the north east (Bergsjön), while other immigrants from Scandinavia, Southern Europe (notably Portugal, Italy and Greece) and Eastern Europe are far less segregated. Frölunda is also known for its larger Chinese population. Other notable East and South East Asian nationalities are the Thais and the Vietnamese. A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Yugoslavia (Jugoslavija in the Latin alphabet, Југославија in Cyrillic; English: South Slavia, or literary The Land of South Slavs) describes three political entities that existed one at a time on the Balkan Peninsula in Europe, during most of the 20th century. ... House in Angered Angereds Centrum is the shopping center of Angered Angered is a suburb outside Gothenburg in Sweden. ... Bergsjön Centrum Bergsjön is a district in the north-eastern part of Gothenburg in western Sweden. ... Southern Europe is a region of the European continent. ... Pre-1989 division between the West (grey) and Eastern Bloc (orange) superimposed on current national boundaries: Russia (dark orange), other countries of the former USSR (medium orange),members of the Warsaw pact (light orange), and other former Communist regimes not aligned with Moscow (lightest orange). ... Frölunda (formerly Västra Frölunda) is one or 21 boroughs in the city of Gothenburg. ...


Economy

By its naturally advantageous location, Gothenburg houses the largest harbour installation in Scandinavia.[9] Trade and shipping have always been important businesses and in the 18th century, the city was the home to the Swedish East India Company. Industry developed into an important business, e.g., SKF, Volvo, and Ericsson. For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... The East Indiaman Götheborg in Oslo, for the centenary of the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden on 10 June 2005 The Swedish East India Company (Swedish: Svenska Ostindiska Companiet or SOIC) was founded in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1731 for the purpose of conducting trade with the... SKF, Svenska Kullagerfabriken AB, later AB SKF, is a Swedish bearing company founded in 1907, supplying bearings, seals, lubrication and lubrication systems, maintenance products, mechatronics products, power transmission products, customer solutions and related services globally. ... Volvo Cars is the luxury car maker using the Volvo Trademark. ... Ericsson () NASDAQ: ERIC. Founded in 1876, Ericsson is a leading provider of communications networks, related services and handset technology platforms. ...


The blue collar industries dominated until the early 1970s when shipyards started to shut down. The traditional industries are still important for the economy, with Volvo Cars being the largest employer not including a significant number of automotive parts suppliers, but high tech industries have grown up alongside them, with a number of smaller computer software vendors. Banking and finance are also important trades as well as the event and tourist industry.[10] Volvo Cars, or Volvo Personvagnar, is a well-known Swedish automobile maker founded in 1927 in the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. ...


Education

The administration building of Gothenburg University
The administration building of Gothenburg University

The city has two universities: Gothenburg University and the Chalmers University of Technology. They were both initiated in the 19th century as university colleges on private donations. Gothenburg University has approximately 50,000 students making it the largest university in Scandinavia.[11] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1674x512, 98 KB) Summary The administration building of Gothenburg University. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1674x512, 98 KB) Summary The administration building of Gothenburg University. ... Gothenburg University, or Göteborgs universitet, is a university in Gothenburg, Sweden. ... Chalmers University of Technology or Chalmers tekniska högskola (CTH), often Chalmers, is a university in Gothenburg, Sweden, that focuses on research and education in technology, natural science and architecture. ... University College can refer to several institutions: in Canada University College, University of Toronto University College of the North, The Pas, Manitoba University College of the Cariboo, Kamloops, British Columbia, merged with British Columbia Open University and renamed Thompson Rivers University Kings University College (Edmonton), Alberta in England University... Gothenburg University, or Göteborgs universitet, is a university in Gothenburg, Sweden. ... For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ...


The Chalmers University of Technology is located in Johanneberg 2 km south of inner city. Chalmers University of Technology or Chalmers tekniska högskola (CTH), often Chalmers, is a university in Gothenburg, Sweden, that focuses on research and education in technology, natural science and architecture. ...


There are also four folk high schools (Arbetarrörelsens Folkhögskola i Göteborg, Folkhögskolan i Angered, Göteborgs Folkhögskola, and Kvinnofolkhögskolan). It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Popular education. ...


Gothenburg has some 25-30 high schools. Two of the more notable schools are Hvitfeldtska gymnasiet, and Göteborgs Högre Samskola. A gymnasium (pronounced with or, in Swedish, as opposed to ) is a type of school providing secondary education in some parts of Europe, comparable to English Grammar Schools and U.S. High Schools. ... Hvitfeldtska Hvitfeldtska gymnasiet, the Hvitfeldtska Secondary School (gymnasium), is located in Gothenburg, Sweden. ... Göteborgs Högre Samskolan is a private school in Gothenburg, Sweden. ...


Culture

Poseidon by Carl Milles -- an often used symbol of Gothenburg.

The sea, trade and industrial history of the city is evident in the cultural life of Gothenburg. The biggest attraction in the city is the amusement park Liseberg (see Sites of interest). Another fact related to the industrial heritage of the city is that many of the cultural institutions, as well as hospitals and the university, were created thanks to donations from rich merchants and industrialists, for example the Röhss Museum. Download high resolution version (1151x969, 167 KB)Statue of Poseidon by Carl Milles, from Swedish Wikipedia. ... Download high resolution version (1151x969, 167 KB)Statue of Poseidon by Carl Milles, from Swedish Wikipedia. ... Neptune reigns in the city of Bristol. ... Triton Blowing a Shell, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN Carl Milles, born Carl Emil Wilhelm Andersson son of lieutenant Emil Mille Andersson and his wife Walborg Tisell, (June 23, 1875–September 19, 1955) was a Swedish sculptor, best known for his fountains. ... The entrance of Liseberg Liseberg is an amusement park located in Gothenburg, Sweden. ... The Röhss Museum The Röhss Museum (Swedish: Röhsska museet för konsthantverk och design, earlier named Röhsska konstslöjdsmuseet) in Gothenburg, Sweden, is a museum focused on design and applied art. ...


The 1923 Gothenburg Industrial Exhibition saw the creation of the art museum and a number of other institutions. The event culture of the city was an important factor behind the creation of a number of other sport and cultural institutions.


There are many free theatre ensembles in the city, besides institutions like Gothenburg City Theatre, Backa Theatre (youth theatre), and Folkteatern. Gothenburg City Theatre opened in 1934 at Götaplatsen square in Gothenburg, Sweden. ... Backa Theatre is a theatre and theatre company in Gothenburg, Sweden, specialized in youth and children theatre. ... Folkteatern (the people’s theatre) is a theatre in Gothenburg, Sweden. ...


The Gothenburg Film Festival, held each year, is the biggest film festival in Scandinavia. [12] Gothenburg Film Festival, (Göteborgs filmfestival) is an annual film festival in Gothenburg, Sweden, launched in 1979. ...


Architecture

There are very few houses left from the 17th century when the city was founded, since all but the military and royal houses were built of wood.[13] One example is Skansen Crown. Skansen Crown (Swedish: Skansen Kronan) is a military fortress in Gothenburg, Sweden. ...

Layers of architecture on Masthugget hill in Gothenburg; 19th century houses at the bottom, Brutalistic modernist houses in the middle and older Landshövdingehus at the top.
Layers of architecture on Masthugget hill in Gothenburg; 19th century houses at the bottom, Brutalistic modernist houses in the middle and older Landshövdingehus at the top.

The first major architecturally interesting period is the 18th century when the East India Company made Gothenburg an important trade city. Imposing stone houses with a Classical look were erected around the canals. One example from this period is the East India House, which today houses Gothenburg’s City Museum. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1920x2560, 963 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Gothenburg Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1920x2560, 963 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Gothenburg Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Brutalism is an architectural style that spawned from the modernist architectural movement and which flourished from the 1950s to the 1970s. ... This landshövdingehus at Allmänna vägen 11 in Majorna was built in 1894. ... The East Indiaman Götheborg in Oslo, for the centenary of the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden on 10 June 2005 The Swedish East India Company (Swedish: Svenska Ostindiska Companiet or SOIC) was founded in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1731 for the purpose of conducting trade with the... From the point of view of modern times, the ancient civilizations of the Mediterranean sometimes seem to blend smoothly into one melange we call the Classical. ... The City Museum of Gothenburg is located in a 18th century house originally built for the Swedish East India Company in the city centre of Gothenburg, Sweden. ...


In the 19th century the wealthy bourgeoisie begun to move outside the city walls which had protected the city when the Union of Denmark and Norway was still a threat. The style now was an eclectic, academic, somewhat over decorated style which the middle-class favoured. The working class lived in the overcrowded city district Haga, in wooden houses. The pedestrian street Haga Nygata in Haga, Gothenburg Haga is a city district in Gothenburg, Sweden, renowned for its picturesque wooden houses, 19th century-atmosphere and cafés. ...


In the 19th century the first important town plan after the founding of city was created, which led to the construction of the main street Kungsportsavenyn. The perhaps most significant type of houses of the city, Landshövdingehusen, were built in the end of the 19th century; three story-houses with the first floor in stone and the other two in wood. Avenyn viewed from the steps of the Gothenburg Museum of Art, with the Poseidon statue in front Kungsportsavenyn, commonly known as just Avenyn, The Avenue, is the main street of Gothenburg, Sweden, and a smaller counterpart of the Champs-Élysées. ... This landshövdingehus at Allmänna vägen 11 in Majorna was built in 1894. ...


A very important period in the architectural history of the city was the early 20th century, when the National Romantic style dominated. Among the many monumental building erected the Masthugget Church can be mentioned. Liberty leading the people, embodying the Romantic view of the French Revolution of 1830; its painter Eugène Delacroix also served as an elected deputy Romantic nationalism (also organic nationalism, identity nationalism) is the form of nationalism in which the state derives its political legitimacy as an organic consequence of... Masthugget Church, Gothenburg Masthugget Church in Gothenburg, Sweden, was built in 1914. ...


And in the beginning of the 1920s, when the city celebrated its 300th anniversary, the Götaplatsen square with its Neo-Classical look was built. Götaplatsen is a public square in Gothenburg, Sweden, at the southern end of Avenyn (The Avenue), the city´s main street. ... The Cathedral of Vilnius (1783), by Laurynas Gucevičius. ...


After this the predominant style in Gothenburg and rest of Sweden was Functionalism which especially dominated the suburbs like Västra Frölunda and Bergsjön. In the 1950s the big stadium Ullevi was erected when Sweden hosted the 1958 World Cup in football. Functionalism, in architecture, is the principle that architects should design a building based on the purpose of that building. ... Frölunda may refer to one of the following: Frölunda, formerly Västra Frölunda, a borough in the city of Gothenburg Frölunda Parish, a parish in the Diocese of Gothenburg Östra Frölunda, a village in Svenljunga Municipality Frölunda HC (also Frölunda Indians), formerly V... Bergsjön Centrum Bergsjön is a district in the north-eastern part of Gothenburg in western Sweden. ... Ullevi or Ullevi Stadium, formerly named Nya Ullevi, meaning New Ullevi, to distinguish it from Gamla Ullevi, is a stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden. ...


The modern architecture of the city is being formed by such architects as Gert Wingårdh who started as a Post-Modernist in the 1980s. Universeum Science Centre, Gothenburg Gert WingÃ¥rdh (born 1951 in Skövde) is a Swedish architect with his main office in Gothenburg. ... Postmodernism (sometimes abbreviated pomo) is a term applied to a wide-ranging set of developments in critical theory, philosophy, architecture, art, literature, and culture, which are generally characterized as either emerging from, in reaction to, or superseding, modernism. ...


A further remarkable construction is Brudaremossen TV Tower, one of the few partially guyed towers in the world. Brudaremossen mast (left) and tv tower (right) The Brudaremossen mast is a 331 metre (1086 feet) tall guyed mast used for FM- and TV-broadcasting in Gothenburg, Sweden. ... Partially guyed towers are tower structures, which consist of a free-standing basement, in most cases of concrete or of lattice steel with a guyed mast on the top. ...


Music

Further information: List of bands from Gothenburg

Gothenburg has a rich music life - the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra is the best known when it comes to classical music. Gothenburg also was the birthplace of the Swedish composer Kurt Atterberg. Bands like The Soundtrack of Our Lives and Ace of Base are well known pop representatives of the city. There is also an active indie scene. This is a list of bands, and in some cases musicians, from the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. ... The Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra (Swedish: Göteborgs Symfoniker) is an orchestra based in Gothenburg, Sweden. ... Kurt Magnus Atterberg (December 12, 1887 - February 15, 1974) was a Swedish composer. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... Ace of Base is a dance-pop band from Gothenburg, Sweden, comprised of Ulf Ekberg (Buddha) and siblings Jonas Berggren (Joker), Linn Berggren, and Jenny Berggren. ...


The city is also noted for being the centre of the melodic death metal movement (sometimes even called "The Gothenburg sound"). Gothenburg metal is unique and distinct because of its mixture of brutality and aggression with very melodic and sometimes progressive guitar riffs and solos. Often,keyboards and clean singing are incorporated (instead of just using the traditional death grunt vocals). Gothenburg's own At the Gates, In Flames, and Dark Tranquillity are credited with pioneering this melodic style. The Gothenburg metal has influenced numerous significant metal scenes across Europe and the rest of the world, including Finland, the United States, and Canada. [citation needed] Melodic death metal, (also referred to as Gothenburg metal, melodeath, and post-death) is a subgenre of death metal. ... Scandinavian death metal concerns the death metal bands of Scandinavian origin. ... Death grunts, also referred to as death growls, death vocals or harsh vocals[1], is a vocalisation style usually employed by vocalists of the death metal musical genre, but is also occasionally used in a variety of other heavy metal sub-genres. ... At the Gates was a Swedish melodic death metal band. ... In Flames is a melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden founded in 1990. ... Dark Tranquillity is a melodic death metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. ...


Food and drink

Gothenburg, with its location by the North Sea, is famous for its many fish dishes and varieties of these dishes. Various fish restaurants exist in the city, all from low class shacks to world class eateries. The city also has a number of star chefs – over the past decade, 7 of the Swedish Chef of the Year Awards have been won by Gothenburgers.[14] A popular place to buy fish ingredients is the Feskekôrka ("Fish Church"); an indoor fish market, which got it's name from the building's resemblance to a Gothic church. Four Gothenburg restaurants have a star in the 2006 Michelin Guide: 28 +, Basement, Fond and Sjömagasinet.[15] The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ... The Fish Church in Gothenburg Feskekôrka (The Fish Church) is an indoor fish market in Gothenburg, Sweden, which got its name from the buildings resemblance to a Gothic church. ... The western facade of Reims Cathedral, France. ... New York City 2006 First Michelin Red Guide for North America The Michelin Guide (Le Guide Michelin) is a series of annual guide books published by Michelin for over a dozen countries. ...


Sports

Held events
Annual events
The Ullevi Arena in central Gothenburg
The Ullevi Arena in central Gothenburg
Planned events
Arenas
Teams

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The 5th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden between August 5 and August 13. ... // World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champion: Ivan Ivankov, Belarus Womens all-around champion: Svetlana Khorkina, Russia Mens team competition champion: China Womens team competition champion: Romania June 8 — Enschede Marathon, Netherlands Mens Winner: Dmitriy Kapitonov (RUS) 2:12:09 Womens Winner: Carla... Swimmer redirects here. ... The great Australians Lew Hoad and Ken Rosewall with the Cup in 1953 The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in mens tennis. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... The term Latin dance has two meanings, depending on whether the context is social or ballroom dance. ... The term Latin dance has two meanings, depending on whether the context is social or ballroom dance. ... Formation ballroom dance involves anywhere from two to dozens of couples performing a choreographed ballroom dance routine. ... The 2002 (5th) European mens handball championship took place January-February, 2002 in Sweden. ... The Ice Hockey World Championship is an annual event organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation. ... Volvo Ocean Race 2005 - 2006 logo Volvo Ocean Race (formerly the Whitbread Round the World Race) is a yacht race around the world, held every four years. ... // World Artistic Gymnastics Championships: Mens all-around champions: Paul Hamm, USA, Yang Wei, China Womens all-around champion: Svetlana Khorkina, Russia Mens team competition champion: China Womens team competition champion: USA April 13 — Rotterdam Marathon, Netherlands Mens Winner: William Kiplagat (KEN) 2:07:42 Women... // On January 28, International Olympic Committee Vice-President Kim Un-yong is arrested on charges of corruption in Seoul. ... 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Ullevi or Ullevi Stadium, formerly named Nya Ullevi, meaning New Ullevi, to distinguish it from Gamla Ullevi, is a stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden. ... Nya Gamla Ullevi is a temporary name for a planned football stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... Frölunda Indians HC, formerly Västra Frölunda HC, is a Swedish professional ice hockey club from Gothenburg. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... This article is about GAISs football section. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... This article is about IFK Göteborgs football section. ... A player (wearing the red kit) has penetrated the defence (in the white kit) and is taking a shot at goal. ... BK Häcken is a Swedish football club based in Gothenburg. ... 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Jitex BK, a football club in Mölndal, Sweden, represented in Damallsvenskan. ... UEFA Womens Cup Final 2005 at Potsdam Womens association football is the most prominent team sport for women in many countries, and one of the few womens team sports with professional leagues. ... The Göteborg Australian Rules Football Club, nicknamed The Berserkers, is an Australian rules football team in Gothenburg, Sweden, playing in the Southern Sweden Regional League. ... High marking is a key skill and spectacular attribute of Australian rules football Precise field and goal kicking using the oval shaped ball is the key skill in Australian rules football Australian rules football, also known as Australian football, Aussie rules, or simply football or footy is a code of... Spartacus Rugby Union Football Club, is a Rugby Union team in Gothenburg, Sweden, playing in the top Swedish League. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... 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Sites of interest

Relaxation in Slottsskogen park

Gothenburg has a number of cultural establishments. A new opera house was inaugurated in 1994, the Gothenburg Opera. Museums include art (Gothenburg Museum of Art) and (Göteborgs Konsthall), design and handcrafts (the Röhss Museum), sea history, natural history, science, East India, and the Museum of World Culture [2] inaugurated in 2004. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (819x614, 502 KB) Summary Slottskogen Author: Matthew McPherson Gothenburg, Sweden - July 2005 Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (819x614, 502 KB) Summary Slottskogen Author: Matthew McPherson Gothenburg, Sweden - July 2005 Licensing File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For other uses, see Opera (disambiguation). ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... The Gothenburg Opera, or GöteborgsOperan, is an opera house in Gothenburg, Sweden. ... The Göteborg Museum of Art at Götaplatsen, Gothenburg, is renowned for its collection of Nordic art from around the close of the 19th century. ... Göteborgs Konsthall Göteborgs Konsthall is a centre for contemporary art in Göteborg, Sweden, showing both Swedish and international art. ... The Röhss Museum The Röhss Museum (Swedish: Röhsska museet för konsthantverk och design, earlier named Röhsska konstslöjdsmuseet) in Gothenburg, Sweden, is a museum focused on design and applied art. ... Exterior of the Museum of World Culture, Gothenburg Interior of the museum with the Spanish Steps The national Museum of World Culture opened in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 2004. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Kungsportsavenyn, commonly known as just Avenyn, "The Avenue", is the main boulevard. It was created in the 1860s and 1870s as a result of an international town planning competition.[16] With a total length of about one kilometer, it stretches from the old moat at the edge of the older part of Gothenburg, and ends at the Götaplatsen square, where the Gothenburg Museum of Art and several other cultural institutions are located. Avenyn viewed from the steps of the Gothenburg Museum of Art, with the Poseidon statue in front Kungsportsavenyn, commonly known as just Avenyn, The Avenue, is the main street of Gothenburg, Sweden, and a smaller counterpart of the Champs-Élysées. ... The moated manor house of Baddesley Clinton in Warwickshire, England Moats (also known as a Fosse) were deep and wide water-filled trenches, excavated to provide a barrier against attack upon castle ramparts or other fortifications. ... Götaplatsen is a public square in Gothenburg, Sweden, at the southern end of Avenyn (The Avenue), the city´s main street. ... The Göteborg Museum of Art at Götaplatsen, Gothenburg, is renowned for its collection of Nordic art from around the close of the 19th century. ...


Avenyn passes the Stora teatern, a Neo-Renaissance theatre and opera building from 1859, and has the citys biggest concentration of pubs, discoteques and restaurants. Château de Ferrières 1855 Mentmore Towers English Neo-Renaissance of the 1850s. ...


The Göteborg Botanical Garden[17] is considered to be one of the most important botanical gardens in Europe with three stars in the French Guide Rouge. The entrance of Göteborg Botanical Garden in the spring. ... Inside the United States Botanic Garden Washington, D.C. Botanical gardens grow a wide variety of plants primarily categorized and documented for scientific purposes. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


Next to the botanical garden is Gothenburg's largest park, Slottsskogen, where the Natural History Museum (Naturhistoriska Museet) is located. The park is also home to the city's oldest observatory. Slottsskogen (Swedish: The Castle Forest) is a 1. ...


The amusement park Liseberg located in the central part of the city, is the largest in Scandinavia by number of rides,[18] and the most popular attraction in Sweden by number of visitors per year (>3 millions). Located near Liseberg is a science discovery centre named Universeum. The entrance of Liseberg Liseberg is an amusement park located in Gothenburg, Sweden. ... Universeum Science Centre Universeum is a public science centre in Gothenburg, Sweden that opened in 2001. ...


One of Gothenburg's most popular tourist attractions is the archipelago (Southern Gothenburg Archipelago), which can be reached by boat. Älvsborg Fortress, Vinga and Styrsö islands are popular places to visit. The Southern Göteborg Archipelago (57°37′N 11°47′E) lies off the coast of Gothenburg, Swedens second-largest city. ... The Old Älvsborg Fortress was located at the Klippan area at the harbour entrance of Gothenburg, Sweden. ... Vinga is a small island ten nautic miles outside Gothenburgs harbour entrance, Sweden. ... Styrsö is a small island in the Southern Göteborg Archipelago of Sweden with about about 1400 inhabitants. ...


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See also

East Indiaman Götheborg in Oslo, at the 100 year celebration of the partition between Norway and Sweden on June 10, 2005 The East Indiaman Götheborg is a large wooden sailship, a replica of the vessel with the same name that sank off Gothenburg on the 12 September 1745. ... Bush not welcome demonstration 14th June 2001 The protests during the EU summit in Gothenburg 2001, parts of which are often called the Gothenburg Riots (In Swedish: Göteborgskravallerna), took place in the Swedish city of Gothenburg during the three days of the EU summit (the European Council) and EU... Metropolitan Gothenburg (Stor-Göteborg or literally Greater Gothenburg), is a metropolitan area surrounding the city of Gothenburg in Sweden. ... This is a list of the largest metropolitan areas of Europe. ... List of people connected to Gothenburg, Sweden. ...

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Notes and references

  1. ^ Swedish National Encyclopedia (password needed)
  2. ^ Hellquist, E. Svensk etymologisk ordbok. Pamp, B. Ortnamnen i Sverige. Svenska ortnamnsarkiv. AWE/Gebers serie om ortnamnen i våra landskap.
  3. ^ Henriksson, Dick and Älveby, Rustan. (1994). Vårt Levebröd - Göteborgregionens näringsliv Igår, I dag och I morgon. Publisher: Akademiförlaget. Page 5. ISBN 91-24-16635-9
  4. ^ Henriksson, Dick and Älveby, Rustan. (1994). Vårt Levebröd - Göteborgregionens näringsliv Igår, I dag och I morgon. Publisher: Akademiförlaget. Page 5. ISBN 91-24-16635-9
  5. ^ "DFDS scraps Newcastle-Gothenburg line", The Local, 7 September 2006: "Danish shipping company DFDS Seaways is to scrap the only passenger ferry route between Sweden and Britain, with the axing of the Gothenburg-Newcastle route at the end of October."
  6. ^ Statistics from the homepage of the Port of Gothenburg
  7. ^ Statistics Sweden
  8. ^ Exceldocument from the townships homepage
  9. ^ Swedish National Encyclopedia (password needed)
  10. ^ Swedish National Encyclopedia (password needed)
  11. ^ http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/
  12. ^ http://www.filmfestival.org/filmfestival/page/en/information/festivalen
  13. ^ Nationalencyklopedin (NE), The Swedish National Encyclopedia (Most of this section is based on NE)
  14. ^ New York Times article
  15. ^ Information from the tourist company Göteborg & Co, website www.goteborg.com
  16. ^ Guide till Sveriges arkitektur, red. Waern, Caldenby, Arkitektur förlag
  17. ^ Göteborg Botanical Garden
  18. ^ Forbes Magazine article
Gothenburg is one of 134 towns with the historical City status in Sweden.

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