Last updated: 17 10 2018
In Blekinge, you are close to nature, the sea and the archipelago. The county has four coastal municipalities, Karlskrona, Ronneby, Karlshamn and Sölvesborg, and one non-coastal, Olofström. Blekinge has 153,000 inhabitants. Blekinge is close to Denmark, Germany, the Baltic states and eastern Europe.
Municipalities in Blekinge län
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The towns of Blekinge lie by the sea. A common characteristic is that they are close to everything.
The towns have attractive housing areas and good connections to the world around it. There are also housing areas in the form of archipelago villages with boat connections to the commercial and cultural centres in towns, and well as housing areas with deep forests, lakes and country life.
The towns of Blekinge attract and welcome new people.
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Business and employers
Blekinge has a long industrial tradition, but there are also several growing and exciting companies in new sectors. The largest employers are the county council and the municipalities. Blekinge has companies with well-known brands, such as Volvo, Ericsson, ABB, Tarkett, Dynapac, Roxtec, Auralight, AarhusKarlshamn, Telenor and SAAB. The armed forces have a strong position in the county, with the country's marine base in Karlskrona and the F17 air force wing based in Ronneby. Distances in Blekinge are short, so it is easy to commute to work between the municipalities.
Schools and education
Blekinge Technical University, BTH, is one of the country's most clearly profiled universities, where applied IT and innovation for sustainable growth are in focus.
BTH has the vision to carry out education and research, where technology and IT are also integrated with other subjects, such as economics, design, health and medical care and humanities.
BTH is one of the best in the world at software technology and sustainable development. Research constitutes one third of the operation.
The hospital in Blekinge is called Blekingesjukhuset. The operation is carried out in both Karlskrona and Karlshamn. On the healthcare website 1177.se, you can find information about the clinics and departments at Blekingesjukhuset. Here there is also contact details for medical centres together with facts and advice about diseases and treatments.
Culture and leisure
In Blekinge, you are close to nature and to leisure activities. The county has many exciting cultural visitor attractions and the naval city of Karlskrona is included on Unesco's list of world heritage sites. Ronneby Brunnspark is considered to be one of Sweden's most beautiful parks. There is a varied range of art, music and theatre. Among the museums can be mentioned the Marine Museum and Blekinge Museum.
Föreningens uppgift är att stödja förbund och föreningar i Blekinge. Vi ska inspirera till utveckling och ge stöd och service, bland annat i frågor gällande: barn- och ungdomsidrott, breddidrott och hälsa, ledarskap och organisation, värderingsfrågor m.m. Idrotten spelar en viktig roll för integrationen både i etableringsfasen av nya svenskar och för invandrare i flera generationsled. Idrottsrörelsen har nu intensifierat arbetet med att introducera nyanlända i idrottsrörelsens föreningsverksamhet. Distriktsförbunden har fått en särskild roll och särskilda resurser för att stödja arbetet i idrottsföreningarna.