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Bohuslän is one of the 25 historical provinces of Sweden (Swedish land cape); it lies in west Sweden north of Göteborg. It is characterized by rocky coasts by pre-aged islands (for example Tjörn, Orust, Marstrand) and crowds. In Bohuslän is of Sweden only fjord, Gullmaren. The largest city in Bohuslän is Uddevalla.

Economically the region is dominated from the proximity to Göteborg. For travelers are above all the landschaftliche variety and the numerous objects of interest of interest, which can be opened also by the popular summer moving way Bohusleden. A further routistic point of attraction are the rock cutting, hällristningar, into and around Tanumshede, which belong to the world cultural heritage.

The climatic favour situation with many sun hours and pleasant temperatures in the summers (July/August usually between 22-26°) contribute to the attractiveness of the region.

Bohuslän borders in the northeast on the landscape Dalsland and in the southeast on Västergötland.

  • Surface: 5,141 km ²
  • inhabitants: 270.628


the Norwegian king Harald I. the area made 13 around 870 a part of Norway and approximately starting from that. Century is well-known the region under different modifications of the name Bohuslän. After the dissolution of the Kalmarer union the area under Danish-Norwegian personnel union was led and 1658 went it in peacetime from Roskilde at Sweden.

The black death of 1349 met Bohuslän heavily. About half of the population died and thus stood a majority of the farmsteads empty. In addition the period between that was 14. and 15. Century quite coolly, which led to a reduced population growth. The agriculture had itself only in 17. Century recovers sufficient.

There were upswings always, if plentifully herrings occurred. Between 1559 and 1588 this fact found large interest with the Danish king Friedrich II., the fishery with taxes and tariffs occupied. In this time annually about 500 was fished - up to 800,000 tons herring. Also between 1747 and 1808 the herring swarms were large, which led to a further bloom of the province. Many Fischer settlements developed and at the same time changed the landscape many forests for houses, boats and fish processing installations were cleared there. Bald cliffs, which coin/shape today still the landscape, remained remaining despite in the interior at the beginning 20. Century one aufgeforstet strengthened.

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