Just over 50,000 pleasant inhabitants live in Borlänge. Here you can find IKEA and the large shopping centre Kupolen. Borlänge is a multi-cultural town, with a great musical heritage. It is close to nature, and there are plenty of opportunities for exercise and wellness. At weekends, the centre comes to life and tempts young and old to visit restaurants and bars with live music.



Borlänge has a municipal housing company that rents out flats, Tunabyggen. There are also several private housing companies that you can find on the municipality’s website.

Language groups in the locality

The language groups vary due to immigration and emigration. Currently, the major language groups in Borlänge are Somali, Thai, Arabic and Kurmanji. Persian, Turkish, Albanian and Tigrinya are also on the increase. Två personer står i park i Borlänge

Associations and organisations

There are lots of different associations with varying focus in Borlänge. In the municipality’s association register, you can search for an association to suit your interests. On the municipality’s web page New in Sweden you can find more information about the immigrant associations there are.

​What is available in the immediate area

Borlänge centre has a library, employment service, tax office, social insurance office, guidance centre and teaching in Swedish for Immigrants, SfI. The social welfare service office is located in the town hall, Röda Vägen 50. You can find information for new arrivals on our website.

IKEA is Borlänge’s newest and largest furniture warehouse and is located in Norra Backa, next to the Kupolen shopping centre. The shop "Ta till vara" in Åselby sells second-hand furniture.

Bild på utsidan av biblioteket i Borlänge 


Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

On Gysam’s website there is also summary information about how to choose your upper secondary programme, and the specialisations and schools pupils can choose from.

Education opportunities

Health and medical care

Interpreter assistance

If you do not speak or understand Swedish, you are entitled to help from an interpreter of your language when contacting public authorities, the municipality or healthcare. This should be booked in advance by the authority in question. More information can be found on Borlänge municipality’s website.

Public transport

Within Borlänge municipality, you travel on the Dalatrafik buses, which stop throughout the municipality.

Work and entrepreneurship

There are major employers in Borlänge – Borlänge municipality, SSAB and the Swedish Transport Administration are three bodies employing many Borlänge inhabitants. On the municipality’s website you can find links to the employment service and vacant positions within Borlänge municipality. If you want to start your own company, there is more information from the business office of the municipality.

Vacant jobs

Here you can see jobs that are vacant right now in the municipality and the surrounding area.

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Job headingProfession
Samordnare finskt förvaltningsområde Kvalitetssamordnare
Skoladministratör Introduktionsprogrammen Skolassistent
Koordinator , projektanställning Studie- och yrkesvägledare
Nätplanerare Nätplanerare
Planprövare Handläggare/Utredare, offentlig förvaltning
Pizzabagare Pizzabagare
HR - partner med inriktning controlling och analys HR-specialist/HR-adviser
Elevassistent till Snickargårdens förskola Elevassistent
Världens roligaste sommarjobb på IKEA Borlänge! Butikssäljare, fackhandel
Ledigt jobb som bygglovshandläggare Byggnadskonsult
Lokalvårdare - Sommarvikarie Städare/Lokalvårdare
Personlig assistent till man i Borlänge Personlig assistent
Konditor till Ornässtugans café Bagare/Konditor
Turistvärdar Turistvärd/Turistvärdinna
Arbeta hemifrån som Mediasäljare - Heltid / Deltid Mediasäljare
Chef parkdrift Parkchef
Registrator Registrator
Verksamhetsutvecklare till Energikompetenscentrum Civilingenjör, organisationsutveckling
Kommunvägledare Receptionist, telefonist
Kommunvägledare Receptionist, telefonist

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Service map

Here you can see which services are available in the municipality. You can also use the search field in the map to find and mark a location, for example a residential address.

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There may be more jobs avaible

Some job ads lacks an address to the workplace and will not be displayed on the map, but can be found under the tab "Vacant jobs".


Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

ca 50 300

Size by area

586,7 km2

Distance to larger towns

Gävle 110 km

Västerås 160 km

Stockholm 220 km

Municipality’s website

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