Last updated: 29 1 2021
Eksjö municipality, in the Småland highlands, stretches from the town of Eksjö in the west to Mariannelund in the east, on the border of Vimmerby. In between, there are a number of smaller population centres, and beautiful and living countryside.
Facts about the municipality
Size by area874 km²
Distance to larger towns
- Jönköping 60 km
- Linköping 120 km
- Stockholm 315 km
In the natural surroundings of Småland, Eksjö municipality offers its inhabitants and visitors high quality of life and a leisure and cultural life full of content.
Eksjö municipality has both a living countryside and several population centres. Eksjöbostäder, a municipal housing company, is the largest manager and administrator of rented flats. Eksjö municipality also has a number of private landlords who rent out flats. The website of Eksjö municipality has more information about various housing options.
Language groups in the locality
There are lots of different language groups represented in Eksjö municipality. Examples of these are English, Arabic, Dari, Persian, Russian and Chechen.
Associations and organisations
Eksjö offers a broad range of associations, almost 300 in number within various areas, such as sports, culture, nature, politics and study associations. There are also a number of churches and religious congregations, such as the Church of Sweden, Pentecostal Church, Mission Church and Jehova's Witnesses. All associations can be found in Eksjö municipality's association register.
What is available in the immediate area
Eksjö has lots of small shops that sell clothes, household goods and toys, among other items, and also a number of food shops. In Eksjö there is also Retro, a second-hand shop selling used furniture, household goods, curtains, books, etc. Eksjö also has a library and a museum, and also an employment service. The smaller population centres in the municipality have a number of smaller shops, including food shops. The nearest service office for social insurance and the tax office are in Nässjö.
When it becomes time for you to start studying or working, Eksjö municipality offers childcare for all children between 1 and 5 years.
Eksjö also has an open nursery school which is a meeting place for parents with children aged 0–6 years. It is a place for play and learning together with other children and adults.
Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools
Eksjö municipality's comprehensive schools are located in Eksjö, Hult and Höreda, and also in Mariannelund and Ingatorp. Eksjö municipality has two upper secondary schools, Eksjö Gymnasium and Nifsarpsskolan.
EksjöVux offers Swedish language teaching for immigrants, SfI, comprehensive level adult education and upper secondary level adult education. EksjöVux also offers added support in the form of language support, vocational Swedish, individual guidance, a counsellor, special educator and technical aids.
Campus i12 offers further education, vocational further education and individual courses in collaboration with various colleges and universities.
Health and medical care
Eksjö is the location of Höglandssjukhuset, which is a well-equipped accident and emergency hospital. Both Eksjö and Mariannelund have medical centres and public dental clinics.
The family centre in Eksjö has a youth clinic, women's clinic and child healthcare clinic.
There are opportunities to get help from an interpreter for contacts with public authorities.
You can travel to Eksjö from Stockholm, Göteborg, Malmö and Copenhagen in less than 3 hours. National road No 40 runs through Eksjö municipality from east to west. The nearest airport is in Jönköping. Jönköpings Länstrafik manages bus and train connections to the different parts of the municipality and to adjacent municipalities, such as Nässjö, Vimmerby and Jönköping.
Work and entrepreneurship
The public sector is a major employer in Eksjö municipality, including the municipality itself, Region Jönköping, the Swedish Armed Forces, the Police and the District Court. The private sector in Eksjö municipality is made up mostly of small and medium-sized businesses in areas such as the manufacture of timber houses, wood processing, private health care and the engineering industry.