Lessebo

Last updated: 6 11 2020

If you live in Lessebo municipality, you are living in a small society, close to larger locations with many opportunities close by. It is easy to commute to the larger population centres in the region by bus or train.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

8,749

Size by area

456 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Växjö 36 km
  • Kalmar 73 km
  • Malmö 223 km

Lessebo municipality has four main population centres: Lessebo, Hovmantorp, Kosta and Skruv. All population centres offer childcare, school, library and elderly care. We are close to the larger town Växjö, where you can find the Linné University, with opportunities to study various courses.

Housing

The municipality has flats and detached houses. The largest housing company is Lessebohus, which rents out flats.

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    Language groups in the locality

    There are many different language groups in Lessebo municipality, such as Somali and Arabic. The library has more information about what is available in other languages and in Swedish.

    Associations and organisations

    Lessebo municipality has many associations. If you want to find out more about what associations there are, please visit Lessebo's page Föreningsliv.

    What is available in the immediate area

    Around the municipality, there are food shops with varied ranges, library, cafés, restaurants, employment service, leisure areas, sports halls, social services office, bank, pharmacy, an outlet store with clothes, shoes and household goods, a number of flea markets and second-hand shops, etc.

    Childcare

    Lessebo municipality provides nursery schools for children aged 1 to 5 years. We also have after-school clubs for children aged up to 12 years. The children can spend time at the after-school club when they are not in school. Lessebo municipality has nursery schools in Lessebo, Hovmantorp, Kosta and Skruv. There are after-school clubs at all schools. The municipality runs all the nursery schools apart from one, which the parents run themselves. We have short waiting lists for childcare.

    Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

    Lessebo has nursery schools, pre-school classes, comprehensive schools, one upper secondary school and adult education. Växjö has several upper secondary schools and a university.​

    Education opportunities

    The Swedish for Immigrants organisation in Lessebo municipality has long experience of teaching the Swedish language. There are also opportunities for adult education in Lessebo. The studies are arranged to suit each individual person.

    If you are interested in vocational courses or further education, there are many opportunities at easy commuting distance to Växjö and Kalmar.​

    Health and medical care

    Health and medical care is well developed in the county. Lessebo has a medical centre, ante-natal clinic, child healthcare clinic, family clinic, school healthcare and a dental clinic. Visit Region Kronoberg's website if you are interested in how health and medical care functions and is organised in the county.​

    Interpreter assistance

    It is important to learn Swedish as quickly as possible. But if you need interpreter assistance, please contact the reception at Lessebo municipality by telephone 0478-125 00.

    Public transport

    There are good, fast bus and train communications to and from other locations. Timetables and further information can be found at SJ and Länstrafiken Kronoberg.

    Work and entrepreneurship

    In the municipality, the largest employers are Lessebo municipality, Kosta Boda Art Hotel, Kosta Outlet, Orrefors Kosta Boda and Lessebo Bruk. There are several other major employers within commuting distance.​