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Swed. Sverige, officially Kingdom of Sweden, constitutional monarchy (2005 est. pop. 9,002,000), 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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Jensen, Public Dental Service, Region Vastra Gotaland, Dept of Paediatric Dentistry, Box 7163, SE-402 33 Gothenburg, Sweden.
The study was supported by grants from the Swedish Medical Research Council and the Health and Medical Care Committee of the Region of Vastra Gotaland.
The delegation from Vastra Gotaland in southern Sweden were left impressed after a visit to the region to find out about science and business projects being run by development agency Advantage West Midlands.
The visitors, from the Vastra Gotaland region of southern Sweden, were invited to explore a number of science and business projects supported by regional development agency Advantage West Midlands.
Robert Lundin, Communications Strategy Consultant, Region Vastra Gotaland (Sweden)
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Geographically, the country has been categorized into four regions--the south of Sweden (Skane, Kronoberg and Halland counties), the middle regions Gotaland and Svealand (including the capital city of Stockholm), and Norrland, the northern part of Sweden.
When costs in the two previously mentioned articles are compared to the number given by the CPP system in Western Gotaland, it is possible to conclude that they are approximately at the same level.
En el marco de un intercambio cultural con la region escandinava de Vastra Gotaland, los museos de la Ciudad y de Arte de Santiago de Queretaro presentan tres exposiciones bajo el titulo Imagenes de Suecia.
Yet the central figure in this most famous piece of Anglo-Saxon epic poetry belongs not to Jutland, Schleswig or Holstein, as might be expected, but to Sweden: Beowulf was of the Geats, generally considered to be the Gotar from Gotaland in southern Sweden, and the poem is largely to do with the relationships between the Geats, the Scylfings (Svear, Swedes or Ynglingas) to the north-east, and the Scyldings of Denmark.
Method B, case-mix group total average cost, is used in the Vastra Gotaland County Council in Sweden as a result of changes in the reimbursement system which is now based on patient cost.
In the 1870s the lingering depression generated new protectionist demands among a large section of the agricultural population, especially in the grain-growing regions of Svealand and northern Gotaland.