Kumla

Last updated: 28 8 2020

Kumla is a municipality in positive development, in many ways. Our population is increasing, we are innovative and our growth is through new construction. Kumla offers good and well-planned activities from earliest childhood through adulthood. School and recreation, culture and nature, food for body and mind. We invest a great deal in our everyday environment. So that you will enjoy living in Kumla, as we do!

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

21,738

Size by area

205 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Örebro 20 km
  • Stockholm 197 km
  • Göteborg 282 km

Housing

Kumla municipality is growing year by year, so there is a lot of new construction to meet the demand for good housing – both detached houses and blocks of flats.

As a resident in Kumla, you should enjoy not just your accommodation but also your immediate surroundings. Regardless of whether you are in a detached house, a terrace or a flat, you will be close to green areas, nature, services, recreational activities, culture and workplaces. You can read more about this on our website.

Kumla has a number of housing agents. A list of them is available on our website.

Language groups in the locality

People from many different parts of the world live in Kumla municipality, with currently more than 70 nationalities represented.

Associations and organisations

Kumla municipality has a broad and diverse civil society that engages many people. It covers everything from sports clubs to local culture societies.

What is available in the immediate area

Kumla is a relatively small municipality by area, but that also means that most things are nearby. Kumla is the municipality's central community, and has a fine library, shops, banks, hairdressers, churches, a pharmacy, a medical care centre, an indoor swimming pool and an indoor ice skating rink, playgrounds and much more.

The Tax Agency, Social Insurance Agency and Migration Board have offices in Örebro. There is a local employment agency in Kumla.

Childcare

Childcare and education in Kumla municipality are based on the principle that children and young people are our future.

Preschools are for children between the ages of 1 and 5 who need looking after. More information about our preschools is available on our website, where you can also apply for a preschool place for your child.

Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

Comprehensive school covers the nine years of compulsory education. In Kumla muncipality we have 13 comprehensive schools, from preschool class until year 9.

Pupils who have recently arrived to Sweden normally begin their education in an introductory class. This gives them a basic knowledge of Swedish and establishes their schooling background. Once more is known about their previous schooling, an individual plan is made for their continued education. Introductory classes are available at Malmens skola for pupils in years 2-5; at Kumlaby skola for pupils in years 6-9; and at John Norlandergymnasiet for upper secondary pupils. More information is available on our website.

Kumla has an upper secondary school, John Norlandergymnasiet, offering both theoretical and vocational programmes.

Education opportunities

In municipal adult education in Kumla you can do courses at the secondary and upper secondary levels, vocational programmes for adults at the upper secondary level, Swedish for immigrants (Sfi) programmes, and special needs adult education.

Health and medical care

The central community of Kumla has two medical care centres. An obstetrics ward, a paediatric centre, student health services, open preschool and various forms of family support are available in Familjens Hus.

Interpreter assistance

Kumla municipality hires interpreting and translation services from Örebro when needed.

Public transport

Länstrafiken I Örebro runs public transport in Kumla. Our travel centre is in central Kumla an is easily reached by both train and bus.

Work and entrepreneurship

Kumla has a large number of businesses of various sizes. You can find all of them in the municipality's companies register.

Kumla is an expansive municipality with strong population growth, plenty of new business ventures, and growth in existing companies. We are acknowledged as having the best long-term business climate in Örebro county.