Last updated: 2/12-2022

Tierp kommun has fishing villages, natural beauty, castles and manors. The coast and the sea are nearby, as are the big cities of Gävle, Uppsala and Stockholm. Tierp is also close to Arlanda airport. The municipality’s population is about 20 000, living in Tierp, Örbyhus, Söderfors and Skärplinge, or in the country.

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Facts about the municipality

Population numbers


Size by area

2578 km²


Tierp municipality has no local housing authority, so you have to look for accommodation yourself. You can rent or buy accommodation. Tierp municipality owns a housing company called Tierpsbyggen.

You can find all the landlords in Tierp on the municipality's website.

Language groups in the locality

The big language groups in the municipality, aside from Swedish, are Somali, Tigrinya, Arabic and Persian.

Associations and organisations

There are many places to meet other people in our municipality. We also have many associations. On the municipality's website is a list of all active associations in Tierp.

What is available in the immediate area

Tierp municipality has a number of population centres where you can find basic services. In Tierp these include a wide selection of shops, a pharmacy, medical care, restaurants and service offices. If you can't find what you need, it is a quick trip to Uppsala or Gävle, where the selection is bigger.


Preschool is for children between the ages of 1 and 5. Tierp municipality has 17 preschools, in Tierp, Kyrkbyn, Mehedeby, Månkarbo, Söderfors, Tobo, Vendel and Örbyhus and Edvalla/Hållnäs, Karlholm and Skärplinge.

At family day nurseries, child minders receive children in their own homes. There are family day nurseries in Skärplinge and Karlholm, Kyrkbyn, Mehedeby, Tierp, Vendel and Örbyhus.

Björkgården's open preschool is for parents and children aged 0 to 6.

Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

Swedish law stipulates that all children in Sweden between the ages of 7 and 16 must go to school. They attend comprehensive school, which is from year 1 until year 9. Most children start when they are seven, but they can also start at six, in which case they attend preschool classes.

Tierp municipality has 11 comprehensive schools divided between 10 communities in in the municipality.

Tierp municipality has an upper secondary school called Högbergsskolan, located in Tierp town.

Education opportunities

Swedish for immigrants (Sfi) provides adult immigrants with a basic knowledge of the Swedish language.

There are many adult education programmes in the municipality, and Uppsala University is only 40 minutes away.

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Health and medical care

In central Tierp is Tierp medical care centre. It has a paediatric centre, an emergency ward, psychologists and a doctors' and nurses' consultancy.

Interpreter assistance

If an individual does not speak or understand Swedish, he or she may be entitled to help by an interpreter.

For more information, contact the Citizens' service in Tierp municipality.

Public transport

Tierp municipality is close to Stockholm, Arlanda, Uppsala and Gävle. Upplands Lokaltrafik runs the buses in Uppsala county.

The railway station is in the centre of Tierp town. Long-distance trains arrive from the north (Gävle) and from the south (Uppsala, Arlanda and Stockholm).

With Upptåget, a regional line, you can travel all the way to Gävle to the north and Uppsala to the south.

Upptåget also serves Arlanda airport.

Work and entrepreneurship

Tierp has a few large companies and many small businesses. Larger companies include Atlas Copco, Munters and Erasteel. Excellent communications mean that a much larger labour market is within commuting distance.

Tierp municipality provides support to people who want to start their own business. The municipality's Citizens' service can tell you who to speak to for help, both within the municipality and at other public authorities.