Borås (UKbʊˈrɔːs , USbuːˈrɔːs,_buːˈroʊs , bʊˈroːs) is a city (officially, a locality) and the seat of Borås Municipality, Västra Götaland County, Sweden. It had 66,273 inhabitants in 2010. It is widely known for being a textile city, home to worldwide brands and companies as well as the prestigious Swedish School of Textiles that makes part of the University of Borås.
Borås is located at the point of two crossing railways, among them the railway between Gothenburg and Kalmar, and is often considered the Swedish city gaining the most from the nationwide railway system laid between 1870 and 1910.
The city of Borås received its privileges in 1621 by King Gustav II Adolf. The reason was to give local pedlars a legal place for vending their merchandise (and for the government the ability to collect taxes on this trade). The city developed soon after it was founded. After a century it had increased to over 2,000 inhabitants. Borås