Borås

What is Borås known for?


high bronze

is Gothenburg City Airport. On May 16, 2008, Jim Dine formally presented a nine meter high bronze statue depicting a walking Pinocchio, named ''Walking to Borås'' to the city of Borås, Sweden. On May 16, 2008, Jim Dine formally presented a nine meter high bronze statue depicting a walking Pinocchio, named ''Walking to Borås'' to the city of Borås, Sweden. After World War I, the rivalry calmed, and Gothenburg supporters became known as friendly


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-1910. History The city of Borås received its privileges in 1621 by King Gustav II Adolf (Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden). The reason was to give local pedlar (Peddler)s a legal place for vending their merchandise. The city developed soon after it was founded. After a century it had increased to over 2,000 inhabitants. Borås has been ravaged by fires four times: in 1681, 1727, 1822 and 1827. The Caroli church is the oldest of Borås's buildings, and has withstood all fires. Industry


collaboration

based in the city as well. Outside the city in the industrial park of Viared, there are many companies specializing in logistics. Industries in Borås have close collaboration with the University College of Borås (Borås College) as well as the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, the largest technical research institute of Sweden, both located in Borås. Besides being the home of the official Swedish Kilogram-weight and the atomic clock that sets the national time, SP conducts

for the ''Engelbrektskyrkan'' (Engelbrekt Church) in Stockholm (built according to the design of Lars Israel Wahlman). They were more successful in the competition for the City Court building (''rådhus'') in Borås in 1909, where they won first prize and were allowed to execute their design. Another public building designed by Tengbom in collaboration with Torulf was the new church in Arvika, completed in 1911. Image:Ryavallen, main stand, january 2008.JPG thumb 200px Main stand at Ryavallen


shooting sports

be practiced in Borås are track and field (Track and field athletics), rowing (rowing (sport)), handball (team handball), table tennis, tennis, skiing, orienteering, archery, sport shooting (Shooting sports), swimming (swimming (sport)), golf, equestrian (Equestrianism), bowling, cheerleading and various martial arts. Borås Judoclub has tried to create a national center for judo. Members from the club that have participated in the olympics include Per


public building

for the ''Engelbrektskyrkan'' (Engelbrekt Church) in Stockholm (built according to the design of Lars Israel Wahlman). They were more successful in the competition for the City Court building (''rådhus'') in Borås in 1909, where they won first prize and were allowed to execute their design. Another public building designed by Tengbom in collaboration with Torulf was the new church in Arvika, completed in 1911. thumb 200px Main stand at Ryavallen. (Image:Ryavallen, main stand, january 2008.JPG) '''Ryavallen''' is a multi-purpose stadium in Borås, Sweden. From its inauguration in 1941 to 2004, it was the home of IF Elfsborg who now play at Borås Arena. During the 1958 FIFA World Cup, it hosted the matches between USSR (USSR national football team) and Austria (Austria national football team), and between England (England national football team) and Austria. '''Bäckängsgymnasiet''' is a gymnasium (gymnasium (school)) in Borås, Sweden that offers university preparatory programs in the natural and social sciences, art, and the humanities. The school was founded in 1901 as "Högre allmänna läroverket i Borås", which can be translated as "the higher education institute of Borås". '''Borås Tidning''' is the daily newspaper of Borås, Sweden. It was founded in 1826, has a circulation of about 50,000 copies and is politically conservative ("moderat"). It is owned by Gota Media AB and has Stefan Eklund as chief editor. It had two predecessors, ''Borås Weckoblad'' (1826–1833) and ''Borås Nya Tidning'' (1834–1838). It was first published as ''Borås Tidning'' in 1838. image_width 250px location Borås, Sweden date_opened 1962 '''Borås Djurpark''' is a WikiPedia:Borås Dmoz:Regional Europe Sweden Västra Götaland County Localities Borås commons:Borås


depicting

is Gothenburg City Airport. On May 16, 2008, Jim Dine formally presented a nine meter high bronze statue depicting a walking Pinocchio, named ''Walking to Borås'' to the city of Borås, Sweden. On May 16, 2008, Jim Dine formally presented a nine meter high bronze statue depicting a walking Pinocchio, named ''Walking to Borås'' to the city of Borås, Sweden. After World War I, the rivalry calmed, and Gothenburg supporters became known as friendly


bronze version

- A renovated building that previously were used to maintain and repair locomotives. Now used for conferences and concerts. Every summer, a number of free outdoor concerts are held on the town square on Thursday evenings. The city has lately been recognized as a city of outdoor sculptures, such as ''Catafalque'' by Sean Henry (Sean Henry (artist)), Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd's knotted ''non-violence'' pistol and a huge bronze version of Pinocchio called ''Walking to Borås


vast number

The city arms depicts two sheep-shearing (Sheep shearing) scissors, a tribute to the vast number of smiths in the town in early history. It currently holds the Swedish record in the number of established mail-order (Mail order) firms. The company Swedac (SWEDAC) is based in the city, as well as Ericsson, which has a large manufacturing plant (Factory) where Mini-Link microwave radios are manufactured. Worldwide clothing retailer H&M have their worldwide head office

Borås

thumb DownTown Borås in winter (File:Boras.jpg) 400px thumb right none Borås circa 1700, in Suecia Antiqua et Hodierna Suecia antiqua et hodierna (File:Suecia 3-043 ; Borås.png). thumb right none A view from Krokshall square onto Caroli church, Borås Caroli church (File:Boras Krokshallstorget.jpg) with Viskan in front. '''Borås''' ( ), sometimes called "North of Venice", is a city (officially, a locality (Urban areas in Sweden)) and the seat of Borås Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. It had 66,273 inhabitants in 2010.

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