Gothenburg Municipality

Gothenburg Municipality (Göteborgs kommun or Göteborgs stad) is a municipality in Västra Götaland Coonty in wastren Swaden. Its seat is locatit in the ceety o Gothenburg.

Gothenburg Municipality

Göteborgs kommun
Coat of airms o Gothenburg Municipality
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CoontyVästra Götaland Coonty
 • MayorAnneli Hulthén (S)
 Aurie as o Januar 1, 2014.
 (31 December 2017)[1]
 • Totalmissing data
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
ProvinceVästergötland an Bohuslän
Municipal code1480

The major pairt o the Gothenburg urban aurie (Göteborgs tätort) is situatit athin the municipality, but there are an aw some ither localities as well as rural auries.

When the first Swadish local govrenment acts wur implementit in 1863 the Ceety o Gothenburg, foondit an chairtered in 1621, became a ceety municipality wi an electit ceety cooncil (stadsfullmäktige). Its territory haes syne then been addit through amalgamations in 1868, 1906, 1922, 1931, 1945, 1948, 1967 an 1974. The local govrenment reform o 1971 made the ceety a unitary municipality, like aw ithers in the kintra. The municipality prefers, housomeivver, tae style itsel Göteborgs stad (Ceety o Göteborg[3]), wheniver legally possible.


Politics an govrenmentEedit

The municipality haes a municipal assembly (kommunfullmäktige), consistin o 81 members, electit for fower year. There are aicht poleetical pairties representit in the cooncil electit in 2010:

The municipal executive committee (kommunstyrelsen) haes 13 members, representin the sax pairties frae the twa major poleetical coalitions who hae seats in the assembly.

The chairman o the municipal assembly is Rolf Lindén an the chairman o the municipal executive committee (sometimes titled mayor) is Anneli Hulthén frae the Social Democratic Pairty.


In 1990 the municipality wis subdividit intae 21 stadsdelsnämnder (destrict boards), sometimes translatit tae boroughs, which they really are no. In 2009 the twa destrict boards o Frölunda an Högsbo wur joined thegither. It haes been decidit that frae the stairt o 2011 mony mair will be joined thegither leavin 10 new destrict boards. The boards carry responsibility for primary schuil, social, leisur, an cultural services athin their respective auries. In the election o 1998 three boroughs (Askim, Torslanda an Älvsborg) held local referendums on formin their awn municipalities, but their petitions wur rejectit bi the govrenment o Swaden.


International cooperationEedit

The cooperation wi the Sooth African ceety o Port Elizabeth (established in 1998) is a pairtnership fosterin development o common fields o interest such as solid waste management, public libraries, sport an tourism.

See an awEedit

Gothenburg Law Court


  1. "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2017" (in Swaidish). Stateestics Swaden. 21 Februar 2018. Retrieved 21 Februar 2018.
  2. "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swadish). Stateestics Swaden. Retrieved 18 Apryle 2014.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  3. Göteborgs Stads designprogram Archived 2009-03-26 at the Wayback Machine (in Swadish)

Coordinates: 57°42′N 11°56′E / 57.700°N 11.933°E / 57.700; 11.933