It was founded by the royal charter of Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden in 1621.
It is known for its beaches and as a major destination for higher education, sporting events, and film.
People Born in Gothenburg
Gothenburg in People's Lives
Mario Vargas Llosa: I attended the Gothenburg Book Fair here in 2011.
Viktoria Tolstoy: I performed at Apocalyptica here in 2009.
Whitney Port: I visited this city in 2012, where I found a pretty bar to relax for awhile. I also launched my clothing line, Whitney Eve.