Västergötland, also known as West Gothland or the Latinized version Westrogothia in older literature, is one of the 25 traditional non-administrative provinces of Sweden (landskap in Swedish), situated in the southwest of Sweden.- Västergötland
However, the term mainly referred to the population of modern Västergötland.- Götaland
The modern state of Sweden started forming when some provinces of Götaland gradually became more and more politically intertwined with those of Svealand.- Götaland
The Swedish name Sverige (a compound of the words Svea and rike, with lenition of the consonant [k], first recorded in the cognate Swēorice in Beowulf) literally means "realm of the Swedes", excluding the Geats in Götaland.- Sweden
The province of Västergötland represents the heartland of Götaland, once an independent petty kingdom with a long line of Geatish kings.- Västergötland
Götaland in this sense mainly includes the provinces of Östergötland (East Gothia) and Västergötland (West Gothia).- Sweden
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Småland is a historical province (landskap) in southern Sweden.
Småland borders Blekinge, Scania, Halland, Västergötland, Östergötland and the island Öland in the Baltic Sea.
This may in turn be separated in two main branches, with the northern related to the Götaland dialects and the southern to the Scanian dialects.
Halland is one of the traditional provinces of Sweden (landskap), on the western coast of Götaland, southern Sweden.
It borders Västergötland, Småland, Scania and the sea of Kattegat.
Dalsland is a Swedish traditional province, or landskap, situated in Götaland in southern Sweden.
Lying to the west of Lake Vänern, it is bordered by Värmland to the north, Västergötland to the southeast, Bohuslän to the west, and Norway to the northwest.
Östergötland (English exonym: East Gothland) is one of the traditional provinces of Sweden (landskap in Swedish) in the south of Sweden.
It borders Småland, Västergötland, Närke, Södermanland and the Baltic Sea.
The accent Östgötska can be distinguished from Standard Swedish just by accent and pronunciation of vowels and sje- and the- sounds, which makes Östgöta accent an eastern variety of the Götaland accent.
Vänern (, also , ) is the largest lake in Sweden, the largest lake in the European Union and the third-largest lake of all Europe after Ladoga and Onega in Russia.
It is located in the provinces of Västergötland, Dalsland, and Värmland in the southwest of the country.
Geographically, it is situated on the border between the Swedish regions of Götaland and Svealand, divided between several Swedish provinces: The western body of water is known as the Dalbosjön, with its main part belonging to Dalsland; the eastern body is known as Värmlandsjön, its northern part belonging to Värmland and the southern to Västergötland.