Last updated: 27 11 2020
Welcome to Tranås – you are needed! The Småland-based town is one the few Swedish small towns which is actually growing and plans to continue doing so. Our goal is to have 20,000 residents by the year 2025.
Facts about the municipality
Size by area438 km²
Distance to larger towns
- Linköping 74 km
- Jönköping 75 km
- Norrköping 112 km
We are situated in one of Sweden's most exciting and expanding regions near to Linköping and Jönköping. On offer here are a high quality of life, a strong economy and countryside near to the sea in a traditional commercial town. The proximity to jobs, childcare, education, leisure time interests and enjoyment in Tranås means that you have more time for what is important to you.
Renting, buying or building – in Tranås there are many accommodation alternatives. We have several property owners with flats to rent and cooperative flats. The telephone numbers of our property owners and links to local estate agents can be found on the municipality's website.
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Language groups in the locality
Arabic and Dari are the largest language groups but you'll also hear Somali, Dutch, Romanian and many other languages spoken here.
Associations and organisations
In Tranås there is a very wide range of associations. The municipality's association register has a list with information regarding associations and contacts.
Some of the associations are:
- Lebanese/Syrian Cultural Association
- Afghan Association
- The African Association in Tranås
- The Somalian Association
- The Bosnian Association
What is available in the immediate area
The tourist agency and service office Tranås Direkt are located in the same building in the town centre at Storgatan 22. Here, all the municipality's visitors and residents receive professional service and help on different issues. In Tranås there is a citizen coach who can provide help to new arrivals to Sweden. The citizen coach can be contacted through Tranås Direkt.
The main street in Tranås is an extremely popular shopping area thanks to a mix of local shops, large chains, snug cafés and restaurants. On Storgatan you'll also find our municipal library.
Open preschools are places to meet for adults with children aged between 0 and 6 years where everyone is welcome. Current opening hours and the season's programme can be found on the municipality's website. You'll find many preschools in Tranås municipality.
Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools
There are several comprehensive schools in Tranås. On the municipality's website you'll find information about the schools and contact details for each school. Holaved Upper Secondary School is the upper secondary school in Tranås. Please visit their website for more information about the school and the education it provides.
The learning centre Västra Vux welcomes everyone over 20 years old to study or seek study guidance at the municipal adult education centre. You are welcome to contact Västra Vux study guidance for information regarding your study options. Sommenbygden's folk high school is situated in the centre of Tranås approximately 10 minutes' walk from the travel centre.
TUC Sweden is a private company which offers vocational training and company-adapted courses in a wonderful learning environment with access to conferences and cafés. TUC Vocational College is one of the largest providers of advanced vocational training in our region. The school is situated in the middle of Tranås and is easy to reach on foot and by bicycle, bus, train or car. Within commuting distance of Tranås are Linköping University and the College in Jönköping.
Health and medical care
Tranås welfare centre consists of a district doctor's surgery, a district nurse clinic, rehabilitation unit with laboratory and x-ray unit connected to consulting rooms. The welfare centre has a well-developed collaboration with Högland Hospital in Eksjö and Tranås municipality.
Läkarhuset i Tranås AB is a fully equipped welfare centre in Tranås. In addition to broad general medical care, you can also get help with certificates, health checks and vaccinations.
Tranås family centre is a meeting place for children, young people and adults. Here the municipality and the region work together to promote health and development. The family centre has Child health care, Women's health care, a Youth advice centre, Family activities, the Smedjan school health service, Open preschool and Family counselling.
There is the option of having interpreting help whenever you contact the authorities.
From Tranås it is easy to travel to Jönköping and Nässjö with Jönköping's county transport. With Östgötatrafiken you can travel to Mjölby, Linköping and stations in between. The nearest airport is Linköping City Airport.
Work and entrepreneurship
The largest employers in Tranås are Tranås municipality, Montico, Bosch Thermoteknik, Pastejköket, EGF, Materia, Euroform, Carpenter amongst others.