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Borås
Borås railway station

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Borås is located 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
Kintra Swaden
Province Västergötland
County Västra Götaland Coonty
Municipality Borås Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 31.40 km2 (12.12 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 66,273
 • Density 2,111/km2 (5,470/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
A view frae Krokshall square ontae Caroli kirk wi Viskan in front.

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

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

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.

Sports[eedit | eedit soorce]

The maist successful 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, swimmin, gowf, equestrian, bowlin, cheerleadin an various mairtial airts. Borås Judoclub haes treed tae create a naitional center 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 World Masters Championships 2010 frae Julie 28 tae August 6.[2]

Ither sports clubs locatit in Borås include:

Destricts[eedit | eedit soorce]

Municipal subdestrict Göta

Municipal subdestrict Sjöbo

Municipal subdestrict Brämhult

Municipal subdestrict Norrby

Municipal subdestrict Centrum (ceety)

Municipal subdistrict Sandhult

Schuils[eedit | eedit soorce]

See an aw University o Borås

Heich schuils[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. 
  2. - XIII FINA World Masters Championships 2010 website

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

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