Bohuslän Province, Sweden Genealogy

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Bohuslän is a Swedish province in Götaland. It can be found on the northernmost part of the country's west coast. Dalsland is the border to the northeast, Västergötland to the southeast, the Skagerrak arm of the North Sea to the west, and the county of Østfold, in Norway, to the north.

Bohuslän, is named after the medieval Norwegian castle of Båhus. Its name during this time was Båhuslen. It was a Norwegian county from the unification of the country in the 870s until the Treaty of Roskilde in 1658. At this time the kingdom of Denmark-Norway lost this area and Skåneland to Sweden.The province of Bohuslän belongs to Göteborg och Bohus County.

In 1998, some Swedish counties were merged to reduce administration costs, and Gothenburg and Bohus County were therefore merged into the new, much larger Västra Götaland County.

The population of Bohuslän (Västra Götaland County) was roughly 300,000 in 2016.[1]

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  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Bohuslän" In "Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia", https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bohusl%C3%A4n. Visited 2 January 2018.