Västra Götaland County

  • västra götaland county

    västra götalands län
    county of sweden
    runstenen vid hoga på orust, sedd från platsen för äldre fägata, den 2 september 2005..jpg
    flag of västra götaland county
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    coat of arms of västra götaland county
    coat of arms
    västra götaland county in sweden
    västra götaland county in sweden
    location map of västra götaland county in sweden
    location map of västra götaland county in sweden
    countrysweden
    founded01 january 1998
    capitalgothenburg, vänersborg
    municipalities
    government
     • governorlars bäckström
     • councilvästra götaland regional council
    area
     • total25,247 km2 (9,748 sq mi)
    population
     (september 30, 2017)[1]
     • total1,686,287
     • density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
    time zoneutc+1 (cet)
     • summer (dst)utc+2 (cest)
    iso 3166 codese-o
    gdp/ nominal$80 billion (2015)
    gdp per capita$50,000 (2015)[2]
    www.o.lst.se

    västra götaland county (swedish: västra götalands län) is a county or län on the western coast of sweden.

    the county is the second largest (in terms of population) of sweden's counties and it is subdivided into 49 municipalities (kommuner). its population of 1,616,000 amounts to 17% of sweden's population.[needs update] the formal capital and seat of the governor of västra götaland county is gothenburg. the political capital and seat of the västra götaland regional council is vänersborg.

    the county was established in 01 january 1998, when Älvsborg county, gothenburg and bohus county and skaraborg county were merged.

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Västra Götaland County

Västra Götalands län
Runstenen vid Hoga på Orust, sedd från platsen för äldre fägata, den 2 september 2005..JPG
Flag of Västra Götaland County
Flag
Coat of arms of Västra Götaland County
Coat of arms
Västra Götaland County in Sweden
Västra Götaland County in Sweden
Location map of Västra Götaland County in Sweden
Location map of Västra Götaland County in Sweden
CountrySweden
Founded01 January 1998
CapitalGothenburg, Vänersborg
Municipalities
Government
 • GovernorLars Bäckström
 • CouncilVästra Götaland Regional Council
Area
 • Total25,247 km2 (9,748 sq mi)
Population
 (September 30, 2017)[1]
 • Total1,686,287
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE-O
GDP/ Nominal$80 billion (2015)
GDP per capita$50,000 (2015)[2]
www.o.lst.se

Västra Götaland County (Swedish: Västra Götalands län) is a county or län on the western coast of Sweden.

The county is the second largest (in terms of population) of Sweden's counties and it is subdivided into 49 municipalities (kommuner). Its population of 1,616,000 amounts to 17% of Sweden's population.[needs update] The formal capital and seat of the governor of Västra Götaland County is Gothenburg. The political capital and seat of the Västra Götaland Regional Council is Vänersborg.

The county was established in 01 January 1998, when Älvsborg County, Gothenburg and Bohus County and Skaraborg County were merged.