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Bohuslän

Bohuslän, or Bahusia, is a traditional province or landskap on the western coast of Sweden. It borders to Dalsland and Västergötland. It is also borders to Skagerrak and to Norway.

Bohuslän
LandGötaland
CountyVästra Götaland
Area4,400 km²
Provincial flower
- Swedish
- Latin
Wild honeysuckle
Vildkaprifol
Lonicera
Periclymenum
Provincial animalHarbour seal
Provincial fishMackerel

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County For current affairs see: County of Västra Götaland

For many years Bohuslän formed a county togeather with the City of Gothenburg, but in 1999 it was replaced by the several times larger County of Västra Götaland.

History Main article: History of Bohuslän

Chartered cities before 1971:

Bohuslän became a Swedish province in 1658 due to the Treaty of Roskilde. The province gets its name from the fortress of Bohus[?], by the town of Kungälv. The other part of the name - län, which means fief is also the term used for the current administrative units. counties.

Geography Main article: Geography of Bohuslän

The fortress of Carlsten[?] was built in Marstrand during the 17th century. It was for a period also a free port (porto franco), with a free religious practice and as such home to the only synagogue in Sweden, at the time.

Culture Main article: Culture of Bohuslän[?]

The rock carvings in Tanum made 2,500 to 3,000 years ago has been entered as a site in the UNESCO World heritage program.

Heraldry Main article: Heraldry of Bohuslän[?]

Bohuslän was granted its arms at the time of the funural for Charles X Gustav of Sweden in 1660, it was identical to the arms of the Town of Kungälv. In 1962 the higher claim of the town was established and a variation for the arms of the county was introduced. The coat of arms is represented with a dukal coronet. Blazon: "Argent, a Castle embatteled Gules with one embatteled Tower of the same and two doors Or hinged Sable between a Sword point upwards and Lion rampant holding the Tower both Azure langued and armed Or."

External Links

  • Bohuslän (http://www.bohuslan.com/) - Tourist site



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