About Region Västra Götaland

Region Västra Götaland is governed by democratically elected politicians and with just over 50,000 employees is one of Sweden’s biggest employers.

Our task is to offer good healthcare and dental care and to provide the prerequisites for good public health, a rich cultural life, a good environment, jobs, research, education and good communications. All together, this all provide a foundation for sustainable growth in Västra Götaland.

Together with the 49 municipalities, trade and industry, organisations and academia, we drive development with Västra Götaland’s best interests as objective.

Quick facts

Region Västra Götaland

Region Västra Götaland was formed in 1999 by merging Skaraborg, Älvsborg and Bohus county councils and parts of the City of Göteborg. 

One of Sweden’s popularly elected regions.

Responsible for healthcare and medical treatment.

Responsible for growth and development matters.

Operating costs amount to approx. SEK 40 bn.

Approx. 50,000 employees.

Västra Götaland

Västra Götaland is the name of the geographical territory. 

1.6 million inhabitants.

49 municipalities.

300 km long and 250 km wide.

The largest city is Göteborg (Gothenburg).

The region has the largest port in Scandinavia.

Sweden’s leading region for industry and transportation.