is a municipality
in southwest Sweden
, in the county of Västra Götaland
. The municipality covers an area of 439.3 km²
. Of the total population of 18 305, 8 971 are male, and 9 334 are female. The population density
of the community is 42 inhabitants per km².
Skara is one of the oldest cities in Sweden and the old capital of Westrogothia. It is also a bishops see.