Skövde Municipality

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Skövde Municipality
Skövde kommun
Municipality
Coat of arms of Skövde Municipality
Coat of arms
Skövde Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland County
Seat Skövde
Area[1]
 • Total 685.08 km2 (264.51 sq mi)
 • Land 673.68 km2 (260.11 sq mi)
 • Water 11.4 km2 (4.4 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 52,859
 • Density 77/km2 (200/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 County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Skövde.

The present municipality was formed in 1971 when the City of Skövde was amalgamated with five surrounding municipalities. The number of original entities (as of 1863) is nearly 30. They had in 1952 been reduced to six.

Economy[edit]

The single largest employer in the municipality is Volvo, with Volvo Powertrain and Volvo Cars together employing approximately 5,000 people.

Other major employers are the hospital (Skaraborg Hospital, serving the Skaraborg region), the local regiments (among Sweden's largest) and the municipality itself.

Education[edit]

University of Skövde is the largest university in the town. It is ranked 21 in the nation's ranking. Informatics and computer science along with Bio-informatics and molecular biology are some of the chief international students picks.

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Coordinates: 58°23′N 13°51′E / 58.383°N 13.850°E / 58.383; 13.850