Gothenburg metropolitan area

 

Country

SWEDEN

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County


Conflict cases

Västra Götalands


Torsviken

Kungsbacka

Gothenburg Metropolitan area includes the municipalities of Gothenburg and its closest neighbors inland – municipalities of Partille and Mölndal – constituting part of the inner and outer ring of the urban centre. The urban centre is surrounded by the coastal municipalities of Öckerö and Kungälv towards the North, and by Kungsbacka to the South forming the outer ring.

Gothenburg in Western Sweden is Sweden’s 2nd largest city with approximately 500.000 inhabitants located at the mouth of the river Göta älv, which far back in history has been an offering excellent harbor situation and inland transportation possibilities up the river valley to lake Vänern and since the 19th century even across Sweden (Göta Channel) towards Sweden’s largest metropolitan of Stockholm.

Gothenburg



Land and water areas in km2 for case study areas (counties & municipalities)


Land area

Inland waters exc 4 big lakes

Land area & inland waters excl 4 lakes

Lakes: Vänern, Vättern, Mälaren, Hjälmaren

Territorial waters

Total land & water area

Skåne county

11035,4 333,1 11368,50 - 5755,50 17124,00
Staffanstorp 107,6 0,3 107,9

107,9
Burlov 18,8 0,1 18,9
0,4 19,3
Vellinge 143,2 1 144,2
559,8 704
Lomma 55,6 0,5 56,1
34,6 90,7
Svedala 219 8,6 227,6

227,6
Skurup 195,2 0,9 196,1
300,6 496,6
Malmo 155,6 0,9 156,5
178,7 335,1
Lund 430,3 12,6 442,9

442,9
Halland county 5461,6 257,9 5719,50
3040,70 8760,20
Kungsbacka 611,4 35,4 646,8
836 1482,80
Västra Götalands 23956,1 1432,70 25388,80 3555,30 5556,00 34500,10
Partille 57,2 2,2 59,4

59,4
Öckerö 25,9 0,1 26
490,4 516,4
Töreboda 543,8 51 594,8

594,8
Gothenburg 450,7 14,5 465,2
563,9 1029,10
Mölndal 146,8 6,4 153,2

153,2
Kungälv 364,7 8 372,7
313,2 685,9

The topography in Gothenburg region is characterized by hilly bedrock plateaus transversed by narrow fissure valleys. Archaic gneisses with slow weathering capacity constitute the bedrock in the region. The whole area is below Glacial sea level implying thin soil layers at the plateaus and thick marine sediments of clay and sand in the valleys constituting fertile soils.

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Delimitations of Gothenburg case study area with core, inner ring, and outer ring, and coastal zone

(Source: Secoa, WP 3)