Växjö

Last updated: 17 11 2020

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Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

93,827

Size by area

1,914 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Karlskrona 107 km
  • Kalmar 109 km
  • Halmstad 131 km
Six cyclists stand in a row at a zebra crossing. Behind the cyclists is a queue of traffic.

Housing

Växjö is an expansive city with several types of accommodation. You can either rent a flat or buy your own accommodation. You can choose to live in the city, countryside or in any of our suburbs, which have good connectivity. On the municipality's website, you can find contact information of our housing companies.

Language groups in the locality

Several languages are spoken in Växjö, among others, Arabic, Somalian, Tigrinya, English, Kurdish/Northern, Persian/Dari, Thai, Ukrainian and Romanian.

Associations and organisations

Växjö offers a great variety of associations. In the municipality's association register, you can look for an association in the area you are interested in. In the association register, you will find contact information of the associations.

What is available in the immediate area

Inside and outside the centre, there are many secondhand shops, where you can get good deals and find nice and exciting things. There are different meeting places for all ages where you can do different activities or simply have tea and mingle.

Medborgarkontoret, the Citizens' Office, in Araby will help you find your way and make the best of your new community. Newly arrived refugee families can also turn to the reception centre, Språk- och kompetenscentrum.

A pedestrian street in the centre of Växjö. There are many people walking along the street.

Childcare

For children between the age of 1 and 5, there are preschools and pedagogical care. There are both preschools run by the municipality and independent schools that are run by private companies.

Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

There are about 40 primary and lower secondary schools and three upper secondary schools that are run by Växjö municipality. Apart from the municipality's own schools, there are many independent schools. On the municipality's website, you can read more about each school and find their contact information.

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Education opportunities

The municipal adult education is for all adults who want to study. We offer courses at basic level and upwards. For immigrants and those who are newly arrived, there is SFI, education in Swedish for immigrants.

On the municipality website, you will find all the courses that you can apply to through the municipality. Växjö is a major education city. If you want to study further, apart from the folk high schools, there is also the Linné University.

Health and medical care

At 1177 Vårdguiden, you can ask questions and get advice as well as find compiled information on public health and sick-care in Växjö. You can either visit the website www.1177.se or call on the telephone number 1177.

Interpreter assistance

For all contact with authorities, you are entitled to an interpreter if you do not speak or understand Swedish. In Växjö municipality, we call interpreters to all the required meetings, for example parental meetings, performance reviews, administration of social services, etc.

Public transport

You can easily reach Växjö by flight, train, bus or car. In Växjö, there are good bus connections frequented by environmentally-friendly buses. The city also encourages cycling and there are many good cycle paths throughout the city.

Work and entrepreneurship

New business owners can refer to the municipality's trade and industry offices. They have a lot of knowledge on most industries and contacts that make it easy for you to implement your plans. For everything to go extra smoothly, you also get the help of a service called Business Pilot, which becomes your guide in the municipality.