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Historical and old photos of Borås, Västergötland

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Historical and old photos of Borås, Västergötland

A small historical reference

Geography: Borås is a city and the seat of Borås Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden.

Date of foundation: 1621

History: The city of Borås received its privileges in 1621 by King Gustav II Adolf. The reason was to give local pedlars a legal place for vending their merchandise (and for the government the ability to collect taxes on this trade). The city developed soon after it was founded. After a century it had increased to over 2,000 inhabitants. Borås has been ravaged by fires four times: in 1681, 1727, 1822 and 1827. The Caroli church is the oldest of Borås's buildings, and has withstood all fires.

In its 2017 report, Police in Sweden placed the Norrby, Hässleholmen and Hulta districts in the most severe category of urban areas with high crime rates.

Population: 73 782

Sights:

Borås. Åkerlunds Cotton Spinner
Åkerlunds Cotton Spinner
Borås. Caroli Church, 1949
Caroli Church, 1949
Borås. Central Hospital
Central Hospital
Borås. City Hotel
City Hotel
Borås. Central Railway station
Central Railway station
Borås. Central Railway station
Central Railway station
Borås. Elementary grammar school for girls, circa 1910
Elementary grammar school for girls, circa 1910
Borås. Entrance from Gothenburg, 1946
Entrance from Gothenburg, 1946
Borås. Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel
Borås. Hotel 'du Nord'
Hotel 'du Nord'
Borås. Hotel 'du Nord' and City Hotel, 1934
Hotel 'du Nord' and City Hotel, 1934
Borås. Enskilda (Individual) Bank
Enskilda (Individual) Bank
Borås. International organization of good templars
International organization of good templars
Borås. King's street, 1910
King's street, 1910
Borås. Railway station, 1900
Railway station, 1900
Borås. Solhems Children's Hospital
Solhems Children's Hospital
Borås. Main Square and City Hall
Main Square and City Hall
Borås. Main Square, fountain and City Hall
Main Square, fountain and City Hall
Borås. Main Square, fountain and City Hall
Main Square, fountain and City Hall
Borås. Theater, circa 1935
Theater, circa 1935
Borås. View to city, 1911
View to city, 1911
Borås. Water Tower
Water Tower
Borås. Water Tower
Water Tower
Borås. Yxhammer street
Yxhammer street



Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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