Gothenburg Population 2018

Gothenburg is a city in Sweden that is one of the largest in all of the Nordic countries. It is the second-largest city in the country. The city has a population of 581,822, while the metro area has a population that exceeds 1 million residents. The city’s total area is over 172 square miles, with a density of 3,300 people per square mile. Gothenburg has a history that dates back to its founding in 1621. The city has a rich culture and is host of many annual events such as film and music festivals that are the biggest in Scandinavia.

Approximately three-quarters of the people that live in Gothenburg were born in Sweden. However, there is a large population of immigrants from all over the world. Over 140,000 foreign residents live in Gothenburg. The largest groups come from Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Poland and other areas. The city is home to Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, so it has a sizable student population. The city’s population grew 1.6% between 2015 and 2016. Previous periods of growth, a strong economy, and educational and employment opportunities point to continued population growth for Gothenburg.

Gothenburg Population in 2018Source: By Amjad Sheikh (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons