Skåne län

Skåne is an attractive and dynamic part of Sweden. Skåne is a multi-cultural meeting place for people, research and innovative companies from all over the world. The county is the southern-most county in Sweden, and just over 1.2 million people live here, of which many are young. 90 % live in the towns, 17 % were born abroad, and 170 different languages are spoken. Skåne is famous for its fine agricultural land, long coastline and beautiful landscape.


Housing situation

In recent years, Skåne's housing market has been characterised by a shortage of rented flats in the major cities. On, you can join the queue and search for a rented flat from many municipal and private housing owners in Skåne. In Skåne, many people travel by public transport,  and there are good opportunities for travel between the various population centres in the county, which means that many live in one municipality and work in another.

Business and employers

Region Skåne is the largest employer in the county, with 36,000 employees. Many employees work within health and medical care, business, culture and environment. The Skåne municipalities have many employees within schools, childcare and administration. The largest private employers are PEAB AB, Sony and Posten AB.

Schools and education

Lund University, which is the largest in the county, has 47,700 students and 7,500 employees, working mainly in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg. Malmö University has 25,000 students and 1,400 employees. Kristianstad University has 13,000 students. Information about education can be found on

Medical care

If you have a common illness, injury or problem, you should contact one of the local medical centres. Here you can also get support and help to improve your health. On Vårdguiden, you can get advice about health and tips of where to seek care.

Skåne also has three kinds of hospital: university hospitals, acute hospitals and neighbourhood hospitals, offering various types of care and specialists. If you become acutely ill, ring 112. For dental care, there is the public dental care, which offers information in several different langauges.

Culture and leisure

Skåne has a broad range of cultural activities. There are several theatres, orchestras, museums and well-visited libraries. You can borrow books for free from your municipality library. During leisure time, many are active within associations. Membership of a sports club, trade union or special interest association is common. Some of all the associations in Skåne are members of the network "Nätverket".

All are welcome to spend time freely in our natural surroundings, in the forest, by the sea or next to a lake. Allemansrätten, the right of public access to land, tells you what you are allowed to do in nature. Skåne has more than 200 nature reserves and three national parks. On the county administrative board's website you can read more about Allemansrätten and various excursion destinations.

Skåne's most visited tourist attractions are Ale Stenar standing stones, Söderåsen national park and the cathedral in Lund. There are 500 churches in the county. Skåne has 240 castles and manor houses, which is the highest number in Sweden.

Vacant jobs

Here you can see jobs that are vacant right now in the county and in the surrounding counties.

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Here you will find information on associations and organisations in the county.

Malmö Idrottsföreningars Samorganisation, MISO

Malmö Idrottsföreningars Samorganisation, MISO (the coordinating body of Malmö's sports associations), represents sports associations in Malmö. MISO serves as the liaison office with Malmö municipality's Leisure and Recreation Committee as well as other committees, and also promotes cooperation between sports associations and other non-profit organisations in Malmö.

Service map

This shows you what services are available in the county. You can also use the search field for the map to find and pin a location, e.g. a residential address.

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Municipalities in the county

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