or Göteborgs stad
) is a municipality
in Västra Götaland County
in western Sweden
. Its seat is located in the city
The major part of the Gothenburg urban area
) 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
). 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
), whenever legally possible.
Politics and government
The municipality has a municipal assembly (kommunfullmäktige
), consisting of 81 members, elected for four years. There are eight political... Read More