Borås Municipality

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Borås Municipality
Borås kommun
Coat of arms of Borås Municipality
Coat of arms
Borås Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland County
Seat Borås
 • Total 967.54 km2 (373.57 sq mi)
 • Land 909.9 km2 (351.3 sq mi)
 • Water 57.64 km2 (22.25 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2016)[2]
 • Total 109,880
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västergötland
Municipal code 1490

Borås Municipality (Borås kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Borås.

In 1971 the City of Borås was made a municipality (kommun) when the unitary type of local government unit was introduced in Sweden. Three years later a lot of surrounding municipalities were amalgamated with Borås. In 1995 the western part was split off, creating Bollebygd Municipality.

In the 1990s the municipal assembly (kommunfullmäktige) decided to use the name Borås stad or City of Borås whenever possible, for the whole municipality, including rural areas. This decision is purely nominal and has no effect on the legal status of the municipality.


International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Borås is twinned with:

Examples of international co-operations

Twin towns and international co-operation in Borås [3]


  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2016" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 21, 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  3. ^ [1] Archived April 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.

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Coordinates: 57°43′N 12°56′E / 57.717°N 12.933°E / 57.717; 12.933