The municipality is part of UNESCO’s
biosphere area the Lake Vänern archipelago with Kinnekulle. Götene is an entrepreneurial municipality with around 1,400 companies and several large workplaces.
There are several
housing companies in the municipality. The municipal company
Götenebostäder is the largest of them.
Language groups in the locality
Some of the languages spoken in Götene are Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Karen, Pashtu, Persian, Somali and Spanish.
Associations and organisations
Götene municipality has around 190 active associations. These are cultural associations, boating clubs, sports clubs, pensioner associations, scouts, disability associations, political associations and others.
What is available in the immediate area
Götene centre has a
social services office,
cinema, indoor swimming pool,
football pitch with artificial grass,
cafés and restaurants. In Götene centre, most things can be bought in
our shops. There is a
second-hand shop with furniture, clothes and household goods. You can book an appointment with
social insurance in Götene, otherwise the office is in Lidköping. You can speak to
the employment service via a computer, otherwise the office is in Skara. The municipality has a labour market unit providing extra support to unemployed persons, as well as a refugee unit.
nursery schools in Götene, Hällekis, Lundsbrunn and Källby. There are both family nursery schools and independent nursery schools. Götene centre also has the
open nursery school Familjecentrum.
Comprehensive and upper secondary schools
schools for children aged between 6 and 15 years. Hällekis, Källby and Lundsbrunn have schools for children aged between 6 and 12 years. Upper secondary schools are available in the towns around Götene. Most attend upper secondary school in
Götene municipality collaborates with Lidköping municipality for Swedish for Immigrants (SfI) and adult education. These take place at Campus Lidköping, which also offers certain further education programmes. The nearest
university is in Skövde.
Health and medical care
The Centrum house in Götene has
two medical centres, Närhälsan medical centre and
Kinnekullehälsan medical centre. There is also an ante-natal clinic, child healthcare clinic and dental clinic here. The nearest hospital with an accident and emergency department are in
Skövde and Lidköping.
There is interpreter assistance for all languages. Information about
Götene municipality lies along the E20 between Mariestad and Skara. National road 44 takes you from Götene to Lidköping and on to Uddevalla. The
Kinnekulletåget train stops in Källby and Hällekis. From there, you can travel to both Göteborg and to Stockholm. Bus routes go via Götene, Källby, Lundsbrunn on to Lidköping, Skara and Mariestad, where you can change to another bus or train for further travel.
Work and entrepreneurship
There are several major workplaces in the municipality. Götene is close to several towns with large workplaces.