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Skövde Municipality

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Skövde Municipality


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.

Contents

  • Economy 1
  • Education 2
  • Twin cities 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Economy

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 Västra Götaland region), the local regiments (among Sweden's largest) and the municipality itself.

Education

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.

Twin cities

References

External links

  • Skövde Municipality - Official site



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