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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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The cooperation with Region Vastra Gotaland s pathology division is a huge leap when it comes to the development of cancer diagnostics in the Nordics, says Hakan Dahlstrom, Head of Public, Healthcare and Welfare at Tieto.
While roe (Capreolus capreolus) and red deer (Cervus elaphus) exist in all 5 counties, some of Sweden's densest fallow deer (Dama dama) populations exist in Vastra Gotaland and Sodermanland; Sodermanland also has a small population of mouflon sheep (Ovis aries orientalis).
Jensen, Public Dental Service, Region Vastra Gotaland, Dept of Paediatric Dentistry, Box 7163, SE-402 33 Gothenburg, Sweden.
The country that is to become Sweden comprises Svealand, Gotaland and Norrland.
Nobel Week Dialogue is held in partnership with Carl Bennet AB, City of Gothenburg, Ericsson, Region Vastra Gotaland and Volvo Group and is organised by Nobel Media AB, the media company for the Nobel Prize.
The risk of leaving hospital with an undiagnosed duct dependent circulation was therefore eight per cent in West Gotaland compared to 28 per cent in the other regions.
At present, Tieto is the main outsourcing supplier also for the Skane Regional Council and the Vasternorrland County Council and partner to the Stockholm County Council and the Region Vastra Gotaland.
Menarini Diagnostics Sverige will continue the work Mendor started earlier in 2012 in Sweden, in the Vastra Gotaland Region, to make the all-in-one glucose meter Mendor Discreet[TM] widely available to Swedish diabetes patients.
In the big-city counties of Vastra Gotaland and Skane, and in the group of other counties, unemployment is about the same as the national average.
In the years prior to the crisis (2000-2007), Skane contributed 12% of aggregate Swedish GDP growth, behind Stockholm and Vastra Gotaland.
An LNG terminal at Gothenburg Energy Port has received a permit from the County Administrative Board in Vastra Gotaland, on the western coast of Sweden.
Features in the app are based on SCA's knowledge and expertise in hand washing, and the app is fact-checked by the Department of Communicable Disease Control (SMI) in Vastra Gotaland, Sweden.