The municipal property company Ånge Fastighets- & Industri AB can provide accommodation in the municipality’s urban areas.
There is also the opportunity of renting accommodation from private property companies. You’ll find more information about these on Ånge municipality’s website. For refugees who have recently arrived in Sweden, the integration unit in Ånge municipality’s Development Unit provides assistance with finding flats.
Language groups in the locality
Arabic and Dari are the largest language groups. There are many other language groups.
Associations and organisations
Ånge municipality has a rich association life with respect to sport, culture and other leisure activities. The Church of Sweden and the independent church congregations in the municipality are often committed to helping those who have recently settled in Sweden with activities and support.
You’ll find the associations on Ånge municipality’s association register.
What is available in the immediate area
In Ånge and Fränsta there are shopping centres selling a wide range of different goods, everything from food and clothes to furnishings and building materials. In some of the towns there are small grocer’s shops.
The Central Library in Ånge has a wide range of literature and other materials. There is a cinema in Folkets Hus in Ånge.
In the centre of Ånge you’ll also find social services such as the job centre and Ånge municipality’s social services. In Fränsta there is a swimming pool and Ånge you’ll find an ice rink and riding school.
If you need inexpensive furniture or household appliances you’ll find these in Erikshjälpen Secondhand Ånge and Erikshjälpen Secondhand Fränsta.
The nearest towns are Sundsvall and Östersund which you can get to in just over an hour by car or train.
There are 12 municipal preschools in Ånge municipality. Childcare at night for those who work night shifts is provided at Parkbacken preschool in Ånge.
More information on Ånge municipality’s website.
Comprehensive and upper secondary schools
There are ten municipal comprehensive schools and one independent comprehensive school in Ånge municipality. More information is available on the municipality’s website.
Boberg Upper Secondary School in Ånge offers the standard national course programmes. At Boberg Upper Secondary School there are three courses at college certification level. This is a quality seal which gives you better opportunities when applying for work after finishing your studies.
At the municipal adult education Ångström unit/Learning Centre there is the opportunity to study sfi and also get social orientation for those who have recently settled in Sweden.
At the municipal adult education centre you can study as a basic level and also at upper secondary level. We also offer vocational training at upper secondary level. At the learning centre we also offer Särvux for people with functional disabilities.
Ålsta Folk High School in Fränsta provides general education and professional courses with the emphasis on fashion, music and the arts. For people with Swedish as a second language there are also vocational and study preparation courses.
In Sundsvall and Östersund you’ll find the Mid Sweden University with a multitude of different options for those of you who want to study at university. There are good options to commute by train to both towns. Distance learning with collages and universities across the country are other ways to acquire a college education.
Health and medical care
Via Vårdguiden 1177 you can obtain health advice and additional contact details for healthcare in Västernorrland.
At the county council’s health centre in Ånge you’ll find facilities including a child health centre, diabetes nurses, dieticians and physiotherapists.
In Fränsta there is the private Fränsta Health Centre offering the same facilities.
National health dentists can be found in Ånge and Fränsta There are private dentists in Ånge.
The nearest hospital is Sundsvall Hospital which is a general hospital which also provides emergency care and a range of service functions.
We use Sundsvall’s interpreting service which offers amongst other things on-site interpreters, telephone interpreting, message forwarding, and translation of documents and brochures. Interpreting is booked by the authority in question.
Ånge has a well-developed public transport system with trains and buses operating to Sundsvall and Östersund.
From Ånge bus and train station in Ånge you can take a bus or train to other parts of the municipality and to Sundsvall, Östersund and other parts of Sweden. Read more about timetables at DinTur.se. Information about timetables ticket reservations is also available at SJ.
There are airports in Sundsvall and Östersund.
Work and entrepreneurship
Within about an hour's commuting distance you'll find the labour market in the Sundsvall and Östersund area with around 200,000 residents and a large number of big companies. The largest employers in Ånge municipality are industries such as the chemicals industry, garages, forestry and the railway. Ånge municipality itself is the municipality’s largest employer with around 850 employees, many within the fields of care and education.