Gullspång is a small municipality, located between Sweden's largest lakes, Vänern and Vättern. With just over 5,200 inhabitants, Gullspång is a pleasant and cosy municipality. The largest population centres in the municipality are Hova and Gullspång.



The municipality has centrally located flats for rent. Vacant rental flats can be found via Gullspångsbostäder AB.​

Language groups in the locality

Persian/Dari, Farsi, Pashtu, Tigrinya, Tigré, Lingala, Swahili, French, English, Arabic, Somali.

Associations and organisations

Church of Sweden, Pentecostal Church and Mission Church are present in Gullspång municipality.

What is available in the immediate area


There are shops, library, restaurants, cafés, gym and a pharmacy. Gullspång has a social services office with a refugee coordinator and assistant, for contact information please see information on the municipality’s website. The municipality has got housing for children arriving alone, please see more information on the municipality’s website. In Gullspång municipality, you are never far from a beach; there is Barfoten in Otterbäcken, Skagersviksbadet in Skagersvik and Otterberget outside Hova.


In Gullspång municipality there are nursery schools in Otterbäcken, Hova and Gullspång. For more information, please see the municipality’s website.

Lekplats i Hova

Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

In Gullspång there is a school covering the years from pre-school to 9 and in Hova from pre-school to 6. An upper secondary school is located in Mariestad. For more information, please see the municipality’s website.

Förskoleklass på utflykt i natuen

Education opportunities

In Otterbäcken there is the learning centre for Swedish for Immigrants, and learning centre for social orientation. University/college is available in Karlstad, Skövde and Örebro. For more information, please see the municipality’s website.

Health and medical care

The population centres Gullspång and Hova have medical centres and dental clinics.

Interpreter assistance

The municipality engages interpreters from Mariestads Tolkförmedling as necessary.

Public transport

There are bus connections run by Västtrafik and in Hova also trains run by Västtrafik.

Work and entrepreneurship

Gullspång municipality is the largest employer in the municipality. Within our administrations, in particular schools and elderly care, we often need locums for shorter or longer periods. There are also a number of manufacturing industries and many small sub-contracting firms.

Vacant jobs

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

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Service map

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Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

5 204

Size by area

313 km2

Distance to larger towns

Göteborg 2,5 timmar

Stockholm 4 timmar

Örebro 60 min

Mariestad 30 min

Kristinehamn 30 min

Municipality’s website

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