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by Jan Oskar Engene
West Sweden would approximately consist of the following provinces:
(West Gotaland would consist of the same provinces except Värmland, which is situated in Svealand)
The flag, proposed in 1992, is yellow-blue-white, proportions 16:25,6.
Flagmaster No. 081 reports that this flag was
"recently adopted for the region of West Sweden", encompassing the
counties (län) of Halland, Älvsborg, Skaraborg, Värmland and
Gothenburg and Bohus. This West Sweden region is an initiative organized by
commercial interests, with municipal participation.
Jan Oskar Engene, 20 March 1996
[Note: The three former counties Älvsborg, Skaraborg and Gothenburg and Bohus form the County of Western Gotaland since 1998]
The flag recently adopted by the region of West Sweden (formed by Halland, Älvsborg, Skaraborg, Värmland, and Gothenburg and Bohus).
The flag is yellow with a white Scandinavian cross fimbrated in blue, and
derives apparently from the the flag for Götaland (not to confuse with the
island of Gotland), that it is yellow with a Scandinavian cross in blue, that is
to say inside out that the national flag. The ratio is identical of the national
Jaume Ollé, 1 October 1996