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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.

CountyVästra Götaland
Area4,400 km²
Provincial flower
- Swedish
- Latin
Wild honeysuckle
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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