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Skara
Skara Cathedral
Coat of arms of Skara
Coat of arms
Country Sweden
Province Västergötland
County Västra Götaland County
Municipality Skara Municipality
Charter 988
Area
 • Total 7.68 km2 (2.97 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2010)
 • Total 10,841
 • Density 1,411/km2 (3,650/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)

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.

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

Famous people

  • Bert Karlsson, Swedish record label manager and politician



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