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Skara

urban area in Skara Municipality, Sweden

Skara is a town in the county of Västra Götaland in Sweden. It is the seat of Skara Municipality. Skara is the home of Skara Cathedral, and Swedish record label Mariann Grammofon as well.

Skara
Skara Cathedral
Coat of arms of Skara
Coat of arms
Skara is located in Sweden
Skara
Skara
Coordinates: 58°23′N 13°26′E / 58.383°N 13.433°E / 58.383; 13.433Coordinates: 58°23′N 13°26′E / 58.383°N 13.433°E / 58.383; 13.433
CountrySweden
ProvinceVästergötland
CountyVästra Götaland County
MunicipalitySkara Municipality
Charter988
Area
 • Total7.68 km2 (2.97 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total10,841
 • Density1,411/km2 (3,650/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Founding dates back to 988 (traditional date). From 1634 and until 1660, Skara was the seat of Skaraborg County.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)

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