Östra Göinge

Östra Göinge lies in northeastern Skåne, the historic borderland between Sweden and Denmark. Here the landscape changes character from cultivated land with large properties and farms, broadleaf forests and meadowland in the south to pine forest, smallholdings and lakes in the north. The biggest and best known lakes are Immeln and Tydingesjön. The river Helge runs through Östra Göinge. In the past it was an important transport route, and several of the villages in Östra Göinge lie along the river. Today the Helge is an important source of hydroelectric power. There are five main communities: Broby, Glimåkra, Hanaskog Knislinge and Sibbhult. The municipal hall is in Broby.  

Presentation

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Housing

Flats to rent are the most common form of accommodation in the municipality, but there are also a few tenant-owned flats and houses to rent. Information is available on our website.​

Language groups in the locality

English, Arabic, Persian, Tigrinya, Somali, German.​

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​What is available in the immediate area

The biggest communities of Broby, Knislinge, Glimåkra, Sibbhult and Hanaskog all have supermarkets and libraries. There are shops selling second-hand items in several places. IKEA Älmhult is approx. 35 minutes away by car. The Employment Service has a local agency in Broby.

Read more about questions concerning refugee reception and intergration.​​

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Childcare

Childcare is available in all the communities.​​

Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

There are comprehensive schools in Broby, Knislinge, Glimåkra, Sibbhult and Hanaskog.​​​

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Education opportunities

Göinge Utbildningscenter (Göinge education centre, abbreviated GUC) is in Sibbhult, and there is a folk high school ​in Glimåkra.

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Health and medical care

There is a pharmacy in Broby and another one in Knislinge. Broby and Knislinge also have medical care centres. Both have paediatric consultation services. Obstetric consultation services are available at the Knislinge centre. There are several dentists in the municipality. The nearest emergency ward is at Centralsjukhuset in Kristianstad, which also has a Women’s Clinic and gynaecological consultation services. The Medical Care Helpline can be reached by dialling 1177. For emergencies dial 112.​​

Interpreter assistance

If you need an interpreter you are entitled to have one provided for scheduled appointments with public authorities. The interpreter is booked beforehand.

Public transport

The municipality has a good bus network. The railway stations in Hässleholm, Kristianstad and Osby can be reached within 30 minutes by bus. Read more about departures and timetables on Skånetrafiken’s website.​​

Work and entrepreneurship

Major employers within commuting distance include IKEA in Älmhult, Hässleholm municipality and the shopping complex Handelsstaden Kristianstad. Malmö, Lund, Helsingborg and Växjö can all be reached within 90 minutes, and there are seven airports within the same radius, one of which is international. Read more about how to start your own b​usin​ess in Östra Göinge here.​​

Vacant jobs

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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

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Östra

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

13 700 

Size by area

452 km2

Distance to larger towns 

Hässleholm ca 25 km

Kristianstad ca 29 km

Lund ca 100 km

Malmö ca 120 km

Växjö ca 100 km

Stockholm ca 520 km​​

Municipality’s website

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