Between the two large lakes Vänern (to the west) and Vättern is the rich farmland of Västergötland. This part is the county Skaraborg, dominated by towns Skara and Mariestad. Västergötland extends to the south and southwest.
The land north of Vänern is the province Värmland.
Updated 1 May 1994 by Lars Aronsson.