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Swed. Sverige, officially Kingdom of Sweden, constitutional monarchy (2015 est. pop. 9,764,000), 173,648 sq mi (449,750 sq km), N Europe, occupying the eastern part of the Scandinavian peninsula.
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a historic region in southern Sweden. Area, 87,000 sq km. Population, 3.9 million (1969).

The Smoland Highlands, covered with coniferous forests and numerous lakes (Vänern, Vättern, and others) are located in the northern and central parts of Gotaland. The lowland Skáne peninsula makes up the southern part of the region.

More than 50 percent of the industrial workers and about 50 percent of Sweden’s industrial production are concentrated in Gotaland. The principal industries of the area are heavy machine building (automobile assembly and shipbuilding), and the production of textiles and clothing. Paper and chemical processing are also significant industries. The major industrial centers are Göteborg, Trollhättan, Boras, Norr-köping, Linköping, and Malmö. Gotaland is the main area of agricultural production in Sweden. It has three-fifths of the arable land of the country and produces about two-thirds of the country’s grain and about two-thirds of its cattle.


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In the pseudo-historical melodrama Gothland, the starry-eyed protagonist becomes a bloodthirsty murderer the moment he is tempted by nihilism.
King of Gothland put up a much-improved show when winning at Huntingdon staying on strongly at the end of the same three-mile trip he faces today.
Earlier, Alan O'Keeffe had steered home Very Special One in the opening novice hurdle, before another lucky winner arrived in the shape of King Of Gothland in the handicap chase.
notable winners: Dadarissime (Gr2), Gothland (Gr2), Take Risks (Gr3), Erminius (Gr2), Ravier (Gr3), Admise (Oak Tree Turf Championship S.
Kim Bailey may have slipped out of the headlines, having had to turn nursemaid last season to a stable full of sick horses, but after King Of Gothland started the ball rolling again, the Northamptonshire trainer revealed owners have remained loyal as has interest in his Preston Capes yard.
I was moaning to the handicapper about his rating of King Of Gothland for this chasing debut on his hurdling form, so I'd better not say too much
The five juvenile Pattern winners by Highest Honor - Go Between, Medaaly, Verglas, Perugina and Sagacity - never won at that level afterwards; of his later-maturing stock, Gothland reached his peak at five, Saperlipoupette and Ravier at six.
Sire of 12 crops of racing age, inc, notable winners: Dadarissime (Gr2), Gothland (Gr2), Take Risks (Gr3), Erminius (Gr2), Ravier (Gr3), Admise (Oak Tree Turf Championship S.
Joining them are a Garde Royale sister to Oaks and Prix Vermeille runner-up Gazelle Royale, close relatives of Group 2 winners Fabulous Hostess (Poliglote colt) and Bimbola (Apple Tree filly), and half-sisters, by Neverneyev and Bering respectively, to smart French/US performers Gothland and Tzar Rodney.
A Yorkshire trainer, who also put his purchase down to cash, paid the day's second highest price when going to Irpounds 19,000 for Ann Fortune's Gothland yearling half-brother to Len Lungo's smart juvenile hurdler Spirit Of Park.
Sire of 10 crops of racing age, inc notable winners: Dadarissime (Gr2), Gothland (Gr2), Erminius (Gr2), Admise (Oak Tree Turf Championship S.
The dual Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning handler secured a three-year-old bay filly from the first crop of Gothland,.