Gothenburg and Bohus County

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Gothenburg and Bohus County
Göteborgs och Bohus län
County of Sweden
1680–1997 Västra Götaland vapen.svg

Coat of arms of Göteborgs och Bohus län

Coat of arms
Capital Gothenburg
 •  1680–82 Georg Lybecker
 •  1996–97 Göran Bengtsson
 •  Established 1680
 •  Disestablished 31 December 1997

Gothenburg and Bohus County (Swedish: Göteborgs och Bohus län) was a county of Sweden until 1997, when it was merged with Skaraborg County and Älvsborg County to form Västra Götaland County.

The county was named after the city of Gothenburg and the historical province of Bohuslän. Gothenburg was the seat of residence for the governor and represented the westernmost part of the province of Västergötland.

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Coordinates: 58°10′N 11°30′E / 58.167°N 11.500°E / 58.167; 11.500