The name Uppvidinge means the upper woodlands and the municipality has a great deal of countryside with forests and lakes. Here, the houses are spread out and the people are spread out as well. Where else can you live in a municipality where you close to basic services and which has a strong economy with plenty of leisure activities.


Välkommen till Uppvidinge kommun​​Housing

In the municipality there are plenty of houses and farms in surroundings of great natural beauty. Most people in the urban areas live in houses and flats. The municipal accommodation company AB Uppvidingehus owns and manages around 800 properties. There are also many private landlords.

At the moment it can be difficult to find flats to rent. Public housing flats are often assigned to those in the greatest need.

Bo i Uppvidinge

Language groups in the locality

The language groups in the municipality vary due to immigration and emigration. Swedish and English are spoken by most residents. The largest language groups at the moment are Arabic and Somali. Others include Dari, Persian, Tigrinya, Russian, Polish, Hungarian and German.

If you are interested in learning to speak Swedish, you are welcome to come to the Church of Sweden's language café in Åseda’s parish house.

Associations and organisations

Uppvidinge municipality concentrates on a rich association life and good public health. Within the association life the priority is on activities for children and young people.

On the municipality's register you can search for those associations you are interested in. There are around 200 different associations including those devoted to sports, culture, music and nature.

The Somalian association is situated in Åseda and an Arabic association is in the process of being started in the municipality. The different churches run activities in many towns. It is a defining feature of Uppvidinge that there are numerous active sports associations focusing on children and young people. Several sports associations also focus in addition on ethnic diversity and integration.

Det finns mycket att göra i Uppvidinge 

What is available in the immediate area

The municipality has several libraries ​with a wide selection of books for all ages. At the municipality’s libraries you can also read daily newspapers and borrow magazines and audio books. You can rent films and search for information on the internet free of charge. To borrow from the library you need a library card which will be issued to you free of charge.

There are meeting places with second-hand shops throughout the municipality. In these you’ll find everything from clothes and household appliances to inexpensive furniture. Lions flea market is located in Lenhovda and in Åseda and Älghult you’ll find Kupan Röda Korset.​ In Åkvarn-Björkå you’ll find Emmaus.​​

The social welfare service can be found at Storgatan 29 in Lenhovda.

In Lenhovda you’ll also find the establishment unit which welcomes children who have are separated from their parents, young people and people and families who have recently come to settle in Sweden. A project leader works there, two social welfare secretaries and an Arabic-speaking refugee guide. Each week there is also an establishment unit in Alstermo.

The family centre in Åseda is a meeting place for children, young people and adults.

In all the urban areas you’ll find food shops and there are chemists shops in Åseda and Lenhovda.


In Uppvidinge municipality there are ten municipal preschools and three private preschools. The preschool is a group teaching activity for children aged between 1 and 5 years. In general, the preschools are open all the year round and for a large part of the day, adapted to the parents’ work hours, including holidays and the needs of the child.

In Åseda there is also an open preschool where all families with children aged between 0 and 6 years are welcome. Here you can play, sing, be taught, make contacts and extend your network.

Bild från skola i Uppvidinge

Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

In Uppvidinge municipality there are five comprehensive schools and one upper secondary school. There are also after-school recreation centres aimed at school children aged between 6 and 13 years. On the municipality’s website you can read more about the different schools and after-school recreation centres.

Uppvidinge also has an arts school​ where you can learn to play most instruments and receive tuition in dance, art and drama/theatre.

At Uppvidinge Upper Secondary School you have the option of tailoring your own education and can choose from among many different courses. The tuition is provided in close collaboration with trade and industry and you have a laptop while you are studying. There are plenty of opportunities to play sport, in school time as well.

Education opportunities

Uppvidinge Upper Secondary School offers ​adult education. Adult education is often studied together with upper secondary pupils which means that large parts of the courses which are offered are included in the upper secondary course programme. Uppvidinge UpperSecondary School also offers Grundvux where you can supplement a comprehensive school education. The adult education also offer distance learning within the nursing field.

Sfi tuition is available in Älghult and Åseda and social orientation is offered on an ongoing basis in several towns as required.​​​​

Health and medical care

In Lenhovda there is a refugee health centre ​​which offers healthcare and medical care for asylum seekers. The cost of the doctor’s visit and medication is based on the benefits the asylum seeker receives.

In Uppvidinge there are three welfare centres in three towns which can accept if you have a permanent residence permit. Lenhovda and Åseda welfare centres are run by the county council and in Alstermo there is also HälsoCentralen Falken. ​All welfare centres also have child welfare centres.

There are several dentist clinics in the municipality. In Lenhovda and Alstermo you’ll find national health dentists.

Interpreter assistance

Anyone whose mother tongue is not Swedish is entitled to interpreting help whenever you contact the municipality or a government body if you think this is necessary. Interpreting help can currently be provided for a wide selection of languages. Interpreters are employed via an interpreting service and have signed a confidentiality agreement of course. Interpreting help is also available via the job centre’s guides if you plan to settle here and the municipality’s settlement unit currently has an Arabic-speaking refugee who can help with translation.

Ta dig runt i Uppvidinge 

Public transport

Public transport in the municipality is primarily provided by Länstrafiken Kronoberg and on its website you can find information regarding timetables and ticket prices.

From the larger town in the municipality there are good bus links to Växjö. From Växjö you can travel further into Sweden and overseas by train and air. However, it can be difficult to travel between some towns in the municipality which means long travelling times.

Work and entrepreneurship

The municipality with its 9,300 residents has around 1,100 companies which means that every 8th person you meet on the street runs a company. There are companies within almost every sector and catering to almost every need.

If you are interested in starting your own company, you can contact Nyföretagarcentrum, which has an office in Åseda, or ALMI which provides advice completely free of charge.

Some of the largest employers in the municipality are Profilgruppen, Amokabel, GFAB, Inwido and Uppvidinge municipality itself.

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
Har du vana av förvaltningsekonomi? Förvaltningsekonom
Glad och positiv assistent sökes! Personlig assistent
Truckförare sökes till Lenhovda Truckförare
Underhållstekniker inom el och mekanik till Åsedaföretag Underhållsmekaniker
Kapare inom träindustri Träarbetare/Snickare, utan yrkesbevis
Grundskollärare Lenhovdaskolan Lärare i grundskolan, årskurs 4-6
Vårdare till Sunagårds gruppbostad Vårdare/Arbetshandledare/Boendestödjare
Säkerhetsrådgivare / säljare med garantilön sökes till Kosta / Uppvidinge Hemförsäljare
Produktionschef Produktionschef, tillverkning
Webbadministratör Webbtekniker
Montörer till Allt i Plåt Montör, el- och teleutrustning
Hyvlare och Ämnesplockare till Maskinverkstan Maskinoperatör, mekanisk verkstad
Samhällsservicechef Uppvidinge kommun Avdelningschef, kommun
Kommunchef Uppvidinge kommun Kommunchef
Verkstadsarbetare till Allt i Plåt Industriplåtslagare
Verkstadsarbetare till Allt i Plåt Industriplåtslagare
Laseroperatör Laseroperatör/Laserskärare
Coop Konsum Lenhovda söker säljare Butikssäljare/Medarbetare, dagligvaror
Vi söker klinikchef till Folktandvården Lenhovda - Alstermo Klinikchef, tandvård/Verksamhetschef, tandvård
Idrottsintresserad teamleader sökes till Viasat! Teamledare

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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

9 300

​Size by area

1 178 km2

Distance to larger towns

Vetlanda 40 km

Växjö 50 km

Kalmar 97 km

Göteborg 268 km

Malmö 290 km

Stockholm 375 km

Municipality’s website

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