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Skövde is a city and seat of Skövde Municipality in Västra Götaland County in southern Sweden. Skövde is situated some 150 km northeast of Gothenburg, between Sweden’s two largest lakes, Vänern and Vättern, and has a population of 34,466 inhabitants (2010).
Skövde history dates back to the Middle Ages, but because the whole town burned down in 1759, with the exception of a group of houses called whole culture park reserve, there is little that is left. Helens farm located in the center is protected and converted into a museum. Other key locations are Hertig Johan square where Helena’s Basilica.
The town has good shopping opportunities, and the largest shopping center is Commerce with 40 shops and restaurants located at Hertig Johan squares.
Volvo is an the largest employers and has a long tradition in Skövde. The resort is known for making the most industrial diesel engines in the world. And Volvo enthusiasts can have the great pleasure of visiting Volvo in Skövde Industrial as well as view Volvo’s development and history also shows industrialization Sweden from the 1850s to the present.
Skövde Airport is about 10 miles from Skovde, but currently there is no other airliner hit. The nearest is Jönköping Airport located about 90 km to the south.