Skövde Municipality

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Skövde Municipality
Skövde kommun
Municipality

Coat of arms
Kintra Swaden
Coonty Västra Götaland Coonty
Seat Skövde
Area[1]
 • Total 688.03 km2 (265.65 sq mi)
 • Land 676.44 km2 (261.17 sq mi)
 • Water 11.59 km2 (4.47 sq mi)
  Aurie as o 1 January 2010.
Population (30 Juin 2010)[2]
 • Total 51,084
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västergötland
Municipal code 1496
Website www.skovde.se

Skövde Municipality (Skövde kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland Coonty in wastren Swaden. Its seat is locatit in the ceety o Skövde.

The present municipality wis formit in 1971 when the Ceety of Skövde wis amalgamatit wi five surroondin municipalities. The number o oreeginal entities (as o 1863) is nearly 30. They haed in 1952 been reducit tae sax.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The single lairgest employer in the municipality is Volvo, wi Volvo Powertrain an Volvo Cars thegither employin approximately 5,000 fowk.

Ither major employers are the hospital (Skaraborg Hospital, servin the Skaraborg region), the local regiments (amang Swaden's lairgest) an the municipality itsel.

Education[eedit | eedit soorce]

University of Skövde is the lairgest university in the toun. It is rankit 21 in the naition's rankin. Informatics an computer science alang wi Bio-informatics an molecular biology are some o the chief internaitional students picks.

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