Eksjö

Last updated: 1 10 2020

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

Population numbers

17,762

Size by area

874 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Jönköping 60 km
  • Linköping 120 km
  • Stockholm 315 km
Street view from the old town. The street is lined with blue and yellow wooden houses. Along the street are small shops.

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.

Housing

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.

Yellow-brick blocks of flats with red balconies. A lawn with swings in the foreground.

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.

People in a bright and spacious library with bookshelves, book displays and seating areas.

Childcare

When it becomes time for you to start studying or working, Eksjö municipality offers childcare for all children between 1 and 5 years.

Children playing in a playground with climbing frames and slides outside a preschool, on a chilly autumn day.

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.

Read more about upper secondary schools in the municipality.

Education opportunities

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.

Interpreter assistance

There are opportunities to get help from an interpreter for contacts with public authorities.

Public transport

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, for example Eksjö municipality, Jönköping County Council, the Defence forces, the Police and the District Court. Private business in Eksjö municipality consists mainly of small and medium-sized companies. These work with the manufacture of wooden houses, wood processing, private care and engineering industry.