Gothenburg (Swedish: Göteborg) is the second-largest city in Sweden (after Stockholm) and the fifth-largest in the Nordic countries.
The City of Gothenburg was founded in 1621 by King Gustavus Adolphus. It lies by the sea at the mouth of Göta Älv (the river running through the city) and is the largest seaport in the Nordic countries.
Gothenburg is home to many students, as the city includes both the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology. Volvo Cars was founded in Gothenburg in 1927. The city is a major centre in Sweden for sports and home to the celebrated IFK Göteborg, GAIS (Göteborgs Atlet- och Idrottssällskap, perhaps less celebrated but dearly loved by the city's inhabitants) football team and the Frölunda HC ice hockey team among others.