Borås (Swadish pronunciation: [bʊˈroːs]) is a locality an the seat o Borås Municipality, Västra Götaland Coonty, Swaden. It haed 66,273 indwallers in 2010.[1]

Borås
Borås railway station
Borås railway station
Coat o airms o Borås
Coat o airms
Borås is locatit in Sweden
Borås
Borås
Coordinates: 57°43′N 12°56′E / 57.717°N 12.933°E / 57.717; 12.933Coordinates: 57°43′N 12°56′E / 57.717°N 12.933°E / 57.717; 12.933
KintraSwaden
ProvinceVästergötland
CountyVästra Götaland Coonty
MunicipalityBorås Municipality
Aurie
 • Total31.40 km2 (12.12 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Tot66,273
 • Density2,111/km2 (5,470/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
A view frae Krokshall square ontae Caroli kirk wi Viskan in front.

HistoryEedit

The ceety o Borås receivit its privileges in 1621 bi King Gustav II Adolf. The raison wis tae gie local pedlars a legal place for vendin thair merchandise. The ceety developit suin efter it wis foondit. Efter a century it haed increased tae ower 2,000 indwallers.

Borås haes been ravagit bi fires fower times: in 1681, 1727, 1822 an 1827. The Caroli kirk is the auldest o Borås's biggins, an haes athstuid aw fires.

SportsEedit

The maist successfu sports team is the fitbaa team IF Elfsborg, Swadish champions in 2006. Elfsborg wis foondit in 1904, but receivit its current name in 1906. The team's hame arena is syne 2005 Borås Arena (umwhile Ryavallen Stadium) in Borås, wi a capacity o 16000. Elfsborg play in yellae an black.

Ither teams are Borås Hockey Club, M7 (a basketbaw team that wirkit thegither wi Magic Johnson for a short while) an Borås Rhinos which is an American fitbaa team.

Ither sports that can be practicit in Borås are track an field, rowin, handbaw, table tennis, tennis, skiin, orienteerin, airchery, sport shootin, soummin, gowf, equestrian, bowlin, cheerleadin an various mairtial airts. Borås Judoclub haes treed tae creaut a naitional centre for judo. Memmers frae the club that haes pairticipatit in the olympics include Per Kjellin an Lars Adolfsson (who competit twice).

Boråshallen is the lairgest indoor sports haw in Borås, whare the Mariedal cup is held annually in October or November. It stairtit in 1978 in its current form.

Borås hostit the watter polo events o the XIII FINA Warld Masters Championships 2010 frae Julie 28 tae August 6.[2]

Ither sports clubs locatit in Borås include:

DestrictsEedit

Municipal subdestrict Göta

Municipal subdestrict Sjöbo

Municipal subdestrict Brämhult

Municipal subdestrict Norrby

Municipal subdestrict Centrum (ceety)

Municipal subdistrict Sandhult

SchuilsEedit

See an aw University o Borås

Heich schuilsEedit

ReferencesEedit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swadish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived frae the oreeginal on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  2. - XIII FINA World Masters Championships 2010 website

Freemit airtinsEedit

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