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Gothenburg is the second-largest city in Sweden, fifth-largest in the Nordic countries, with a population of approximately 1.1 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area.


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Founded in 1621 rich in history Gothenburg is now also an academic city home to nearly 40000 students, as the city includes the University of Gothenburg. The Global Destination Sustainability Index has named Gothenburg the world's most sustainable destination every year since 2016 and it was named one of the top 2020 European Capitals of Smart Tourism.

Situated on Sweden’s scenic west coast, Gothenburg exudes an open spirit with a sustainability ethos that runs through the city’s sights and attractions. Founded by King Gustav II Adolf, Sweden’s second city soon established itself as a commercial fishing and shipbuilding hub, and later as a leader in transport innovation.

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The city of Gothenburg has extensive experience in hosting and organizing large and small meetings and events. A well developed and functioning network between cities, universities, businesses, and organizations enables fast and professional turnkey solutions.     

As a centre for gastronomy, it also boasts 18 restaurants listed in the Michelin Guide, with 5 restaurants awarded stars. Gothenburg is also home to several dishes from traditional Swedish cuisine. Some typical dishes from this city are shrimp sandwiches, Halv Special (a Swedish hot dog), Mackerell, Cinamon buns and Hönökaka (a flat soft white pricked sweat bread).

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Sweden, formally the Kingdom of Sweden is a Nordic country located on the Scandinavian Peninsula in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north, Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge–tunnel across the Öresund. Sweden is the largest Nordic country, the third-largest country in the European Union, and the fifth-largest country in Europe.

Nature in Sweden is dominated by forests and many lakes, including some of the largest in Europe. Many long rivers run from the Scandes range through the landscape, primarily emptying into the northern tributaries of the Baltic Sea. It has an extensive coastline and most of the population lives near a major body of water.

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Sweden is a highly developed country ranked seventh in the Human Development Index. Sweden maintains a Nordic social welfare system that provides universal health care and tertiary education for its citizens. It has the world's 14th highest GDP per capita and ranks very highly in quality of life, health, education, protection of civil liberties, economic competitiveness, income equality, gender equality and prosperity.

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Swedish cuisine, like that of the other Nordic countries, was traditionally simple. Fish, meat, potatoes and dairy products played prominent roles and spices were sparse. Preparations include Swedish meatballs, traditionally served with gravy, boiled potatoes and lingonberry jam; pancakes; pyttipanna, a spiced fried hash of meat and potatoes originally meant to use up any leftovers of meat. Swedish traditional dishes, some of which are many hundreds of years old, are still an important part of Swedish everyday meals, in spite of the fact that modern-day Swedish cuisine adopts many international dishes.


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