Borås Municipality

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

Borås Municipality

Borås kommun
Borås Town Hall
Borås Town Hall
Coat of arms of Borås Municipality
Coat of arms
Borås Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
CountyVästra Götaland County
 • Total967.54 km2 (373.57 sq mi)
 • Land909.9 km2 (351.3 sq mi)
 • Water57.64 km2 (22.25 sq mi)
 Area as of 1 January 2014.
 (31 December 2019)[2]
 • Total113,179
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
ISO 3166 codeSE
Municipal code1490

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 many surrounding municipalities were amalgamated with Borås. In 1995 the western part was separated, 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 relationsEdit

Twin towns — Sister citiesEdit

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" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 2014-01-01. Archived from the original (Microsoft Excel) on 2016-09-27. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  2. ^ "Folkmängd i riket, län och kommuner 31 december 2019" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. February 20, 2020. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  3. ^ [1] Archived April 12, 2008, at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit

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