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BORAS

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 243 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BORAS, a town of Sweden, in the district (l¢n) of Elfsborg, 45 M. E. of Gothenburg by rail, on the river Viske. Pop. (188o) 4723; (1900) 15,837. It ranks among the first twelve towns in Sweden both in population and in the value of its manufacturing industries. These are principally textile, as there are numerous cotton spinning and weaving mills, together with a technical weaving school. The town was founded in 1632 by King Gustavus Adolphus.
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