City profile

Skovde, with a population of some 35,000, is situated some 150 km Northeast of Gothenburg, between Sweden's two largest lakes, Vanern and Vattern.

The city is a centre for a diversified range of industries, including Volvo, who operate a large auto plant there. However, in the city, you you are always close to nature: Mount Billingen offers recreation areas with skiing and jogging tracks, and there are a number of beautiful nature reserves nearby, including forests and meadow-land. The city is an important shopping centre for the region; it is also the base for several military units.

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