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The population of Westrogothia is 1,198,806 as of 2004. It distrubutes over four counties as follows:
For current affairs see: Västra Götaland County
In 1999 the Skaraborg County, Älvsborg County and Gothenburg and Bohus County were merged into the current Västra Götaland County. The province of Westrogothia is virtually fitted inside the boundaries of the new county, where the main exceptions are the Municipalities of Habo and Mullsjö which are now in the Jönköping County.
|part of Västra Götaland County||1,178,279|
|part of Jönköping County||16,697|
|part of Halland County||2,123|
|part of Örebro County||1,707|
Main article: History of Westrogothia
Main article: Geography of Westrogothia
- Alingsås (1619)
- Borås (1622)
- Falköping (approximately 1200)
- Gothenburg (1621)
- Hjo (approximately 1400)
- Lidköping (1446)
- Mariestad (1583)
- Mölndal (1922)
- Skara (approximately 988)
- Skövde (approximately 1400)
- Tidaholm (1910)
- Trollhättan (1916)
- Ulricehamn (approximately 1400)
- Vänersborg (1644)
Main article: Culture of Westrogothia
In Westrogothia the Götaland dialect of Swedish is spoken. The dialect has several varieties like the ones spoken in Gothenburg and Sjuhärad , but the main dialectal variety is the Western Götaland dialect, or Västgötska. "Västergötland", literally means Western Götaland.
Main article: Heraldry of Westrogothia
Westrogothia was granted its arms at the time of the funeral of Gustav I of Sweden in 1560. The province is also a duchy and the arms can be represented with the dukal coronet. Blazon: "Per bend sinister Sable and Or, a Lion rampant counterchanged langued and armed Gules between two Mullets Argent in the Sable field."
Dukes of Westrogothia
Since 1772, Swedish Princes have been created Dukes of various provinces. This is solely a nominal title.
- Västergötland - Tourist site
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