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Gothenburg
Gothenburg
Municipality (Göteborgs kommun or Göteborgs stad) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County
Västra Götaland County
in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Gothenburg. The major part of the Gothenburg
Gothenburg
urban area (Göteborgs tätort) is situated within the municipality, but there are also some other localities as well as rural areas. When the first Swedish local government acts were implemented in 1863 the City of Gothenburg, founded and chartered in 1621, became a city municipality with an elected city council (stadsfullmäktige). Its territory has since then been added through amalgamations in 1868, 1906, 1922, 1931, 1945, 1948, 1967 and 1974. The local government reform of 1971 made the city a unitary municipality, like all others in the country. The municipality prefers, however, to style itself Göteborgs stad (City of Göteborg[3]), whenever legally possible. In March 2018 it was reported that the municipality and municipality-owned companies had 236 employees working with public relations (Swedish: kommunikation), more than Stockholm, to a cost of 400 000 SEK daily or 151 million SEK annually.[4][5]

Contents

1 Localities 2 Politics and government

2.1 List of Mayors 2.2 Boroughs

3 International cooperation 4 See also 5 References 6 External links

Localities[edit]

Billdal
Billdal
(part of) Brännö Donsö Gothenburg
Gothenburg
(seat) Hjuvik Nolvik Olofstorp Styrsö Säve Torslanda Vrångö

Politics and government[edit] The municipality has a municipal assembly (kommunfullmäktige), consisting of 81 members, elected for four years. There are nine political parties represented in the council elected in 2014:

Socialdemokraterna (Social Democratic Party), 20 Moderaterna (Moderate Party), 20 Miljöpartiet (Green Party), 9 Liberalerna (Liberals), 7 Vänsterpariet (Left Party), 7 Sverigedemokraterna ( Sweden
Sweden
Democrats), 6 Vägvalet, 5 Feministiskt initiativ (Feminist Initiative), 3. Kristdemokraterna (Christian Democrats), 3

The municipal executive committee (kommunstyrelsen) has 13 members, representing the six parties from the two major political coalitions who have seats in the assembly. The chairwoman of the municipal assembly is Lena Malm (S) and the chairwoman of the municipal executive committee (sometimes titled mayor) is Ann-Sofie Hermansson
Ann-Sofie Hermansson
from the Social Democratic Party. List of Mayors[edit]

Sören Mannheimer, (Social Democrat) 1985-1988 Göran Johansson, (Social Democrat) 1988–1991 Johnny Magnusson (Moderate), 1991–1994 Göran Johansson
Göran Johansson
(Social Democrat), 1994–2009 Anneli Hulthén
Anneli Hulthén
(Social Democrat), 2009–2016 Ann-Sofie Hermansson
Ann-Sofie Hermansson
(Social Democrat), 2016–

Boroughs[edit] Further information: Boroughs and Districts of Gothenburg In 1990 the municipality was subdivided into 21 stadsdelsnämnder (district boards), sometimes translated to boroughs, which they really are not. In 2009 the two district boards of Frölunda and Högsbo were joined together. It has been decided that from the start of 2011 many more will be joined together leaving 10 new district boards. The boards carry responsibility for primary school, social, leisure, and cultural services within their respective areas. In the election of 1998 three boroughs (Askim, Torslanda
Torslanda
and Älvsborg) held local referendums on forming their own municipalities, but their petitions were rejected by the government of Sweden. Boroughs:

Askim Angered Backa Bergsjön Biskopsgården Centrum Frölunda-Högsbo Härlanda Kortedala Kärra-Rödbo Linnéstaden Lundby Majorna Styrsö Torslanda Tuve-Säve Tynnered Älvsborg Örgryte

International cooperation[edit]

Twin towns:

Bergen, Norway Turku, Finland Aarhus Municipality, Denmark

Partner cities:

Shanghai, China Port Elizabeth, South Africa Lyon, France

The cooperation with the South African city of Port Elizabeth (established in 1998) is a partnership fostering development of common fields of interest such as solid waste management, public libraries, sport and tourism.

Sister cities:

Chicago, United States
United States
(since 1987) Kraków, Poland Saint Petersburg, Russia Tallinn, Estonia Rostock, Germany

Regional:

Oslo, Norway

See also[edit]

Gothenburg Gothenburg
Gothenburg
Law Court

References[edit]

KML file (edit • help)

Display on Google Maps

w:sv:Wikipedia:KML/Göteborgs kommun KML is from Wikidata

^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2017" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2018. Retrieved February 21, 2018.  ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18.  ^ Göteborgs Stads designprogram Archived 2009-03-26 at the Wayback Machine. (in Swedish) ^ Nyheter, SVT (2018-03-30). "Publicering kring kommunikatörer upprör – SVT svarar på kritiken". SVT Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 2018-04-01.  ^ Nyheter, SVT (2018-03-27). "Göteborgarnas nota: Nästan en halv miljon – om dagen". SVT Nyheter (in Swedish). Retrieved 2018-04-01. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Göteborg Municipality.

goteborg.se - Official site for city of Gothenburg
Gothenburg
(in Swedish) goteborg.se/english - Official web page for short English description of the content in city of Gothenburg
Gothenburg
site (in English) international.goteborg.se - Official international site for city of Gothenburg

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Gothenburg

Geography

Metropolitan Gothenburg Gothenburg Hisingen Partille Mölndal Gothenburg
Gothenburg
Municipality Inom Vallgraven Archipelago West coast Boroughs and districts Port South River Bank Lilla Bommen Bohuslän Västergötland Västra Götaland
Götaland
County West Sweden Götaland Kammarrätten i Göteborg

History

Timeline Bragebacken William Chalmers Discothèque fire Eriksberg Fortifications Channels Gothenburg
Gothenburg
Riots Hisingsbron Gothenburg
Gothenburg
Exhibition Kungsporten Älvsborg fortress Götheborg Sjukhusspionaffären East India Company Säröbanan Old airfield Gothenburg

Transport and communications

Angeredsbron Fattighusån Central Station Göta älvbron Kungsportsplatsen Götatunneln Chalmerstunneln Lundbytunneln Tingstadstunneln Gothenburg
Gothenburg
tram network Västtrafik Västtågen Landvetter City Airport Denmark
Denmark
ferry Public transport West Link Commuter rail Gårdatunneln Lisebergslinjen Stombussarna Nils Ericson Terminal Styr & Ställ Marieholmstunneln Älvsborg Bridge Älvsnabben

Locations (squares, streets and parks)

Allum Avenyn Backaplan Eriksberg Frölunda Torg Heden Nordstan Gustaf Adolfs torg Järntorget Kungstorget Kungsgatan Linnégatan Drottningtorget Götaplatsen Korsvägen Kungsportsplatsen Brunnsparken Bältesspännarparken Botanical Garden Ramberget Slottsskogen Feskekôrka Vinga Lighthouse Wieselgrensplatsen Garden Society Delsjön

Buildings

Hotel Eggers Sahlgrenska University Hospital Skansen Kronan Skansen Lejonet Gothia Towers Cathedral Haga Church Oscar Fredrik Church Lilla Bommen Kronhuset County Governor's Residence Gasklockan Synagogue Nasir Mosque Gunnebo House

Facilities (sport, culture and entertainment)

Barken Viking Bergakungen Draken Palladium Göteborgs Konsthall Museum of Art Röhsska Museum Gamla Ullevi Ullevi Scandinavium Frihamnen Liseberg The Göteborg Opera Stora teatern City Theatre City Museum Röda sten Universeum Museum of World Culture

Sports and cultural events

Gothia Cup Culture Festival Gothenburg
Gothenburg
Book Fair Partille Cup Gothenburg
Gothenburg
Film Festival Hammarkullekarnevalen Göteborg Basketball Festival Swedish Exhibition and Congress Centre

Main category Gothenburg
Gothenburg
portal

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Municipalities and seats of Västra Götaland
Götaland
County

Municipalities

Ale Alingsås Åmål Bengtsfors Bollebygd Borås Dals-Ed Essunga Falköping Färgelanda Götene Gothenburg Grästorp Gullspång Härryda Herrljunga Hjo Karlsborg Kungälv Lerum Lidköping Lilla Edet Lysekil Mariestad Mark Mellerud Mölndal Munkedal Öckerö Orust Partille Skara Skövde Sotenäs Stenungsund Strömstad Svenljunga Tanum Tibro Tidaholm Tjörn Töreboda Tranemo Trollhättan Uddevalla Ulricehamn Vänersborg Vara Vårgårda

Municipal seats

Alingsås Åmål Bengtsfors Bollebygd Borås Ed Falköping Färgelanda Götene Gothenburg Grästorp Gullspång
Gullspång
and Hova Henån Herrljunga Hjo Karlsborg Kinna Kungälv Kungshamn Lerum Lidköping Lilla Edet Lysekil Mariestad Mellerud Mölndal Mölnlycke Munkedal Nödinge-Nol Nossebro Öckerö Partille Skara Skärhamn Skövde Stenungsund Strömstad Svenljunga Tanumshede Tibro Tidaholm Töreboda Tranemo Trollhättan Uddevalla Ulricehamn Vänersborg Vara Vårgårda

Counties of Sweden Sweden

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Localities in Göteborg Municipality, Västra Götaland
Götaland
County, Sweden

Localities

Andalen Angered Asperö Billdal
Billdal
(part of) Björlanda Brännö Donsö Göteborg (part of) (seat) Gundal och Högås
Gundal och Högås
(part of) Hjuvik Kvisljungeby Låssby Mysterna Nolvik Olofstorp Rödbo Säve Stenared Styrsö Trulsegården

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