Skara Municipality

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Skara Municipality
Skara kommun
Coat of arms of Skara Municipality
Coat of arms
Skara Municipality in Västra Götaland County.png
Country Sweden
County Västra Götaland County
Seat Skara
 • Total 448.69 km2 (173.24 sq mi)
 • Land 428.65 km2 (165.50 sq mi)
 • Water 20.04 km2 (7.74 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (March 31, 2016)[2]
 • Total 18,748
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Västergötland
Municipal code 1495

Skara Municipality (Skara kommun) is a municipality in Västra Götaland County in western Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Skara.

The area of the municipality consists of 16 original local government entities. The municipal reform of 1952 grouped them into four new entities. In 1971 the City of Skara was amalgamated with the rural municipalities to form the present unit.


Varnhem is renowned for its medieval monastery.

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Coordinates: 58°23′N 13°26′E / 58.383°N 13.433°E / 58.383; 13.433