Last updated: 21 9 2020
Örebro is Sweden's seventh largest municipality. The town of Örebro itself is just over 700 years old. The construction of the castle began in the 13th century. 70 per cent of Sweden’s population live within a radius of 30 miles of Örebro and Örebro Airport has flights within Sweden and to other parts of Europe. It is easy to take a train to other towns all over Sweden.
Facts about the municipality
Size by area1,621 km²
Distance to larger towns
- Stockholm 196 km
- Malmö 503 km
- Göteborg 280 km
- Umeå 703 km
ÖBO is the municipality's own accommodation company and on its website you'll find plenty of information about the accommodation it offers. Other accommodation companies can be found on Örebro municipality's website.
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Language groups in the locality
Immigrants from around 165 different countries live in Örebro and most language groups are represented. At the municipality's Service Centre there is the option of obtaining personal information about all services in the municipality in 15 languages. Persian, Azeri, Dari, Kurdish, Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, Somali, Italian, Finnish, Lithuanian, sign language, Spanish and Japanese.
Associations and organisations
There are many associations and activities in different areas, such as culture, sport, outdoor life, and other interest groups, within Örebro municipality. You can find information about most organisations on the municipality's website.
What is available in the immediate area
Örebro is the main town in an area with numerous smaller towns with good bus links. In Örebro itself there are services such as a job centre, regional social insurance office, library, tax office etc. More information about everything can be found on the municipality's website. Immediately outside the town centre there are large shopping centres with many shops, cafés and an IKEA warehouse amongst other things.
All children between the ages of 1 and 5 years are entitled to a place at a preschool or family day nursery in the town where you live or study. Örebro municipality offers childcare for your child from 1-year old to the spring term in which the child turns 13 years old.
Family centres are meeting places for parents and children and these are located in most large housing areas. Here you can play together, meet other families, get support and take part in group activities. At the family centres there are educationalists, welfare officers, children's nurses and midwives. The activities are open to all and you don't need to register.
Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools
Perrongen is a shared access to schools and childcare for children who have recently settled in Sweden. Here, you and your child will be provided with information regarding the Swedish school system and the child will be prepared for when he or she starts school.
There are numerous comprehensive schools in Örebro municipality, on the municipality's website you'll find more information about them and where they are located. Örebro municipality also has 17 upper secondary schools.
In Örebro there is a wide range of training options for adults. On Örebro municipality's website you'll find a collection of information regarding sfi, our municipal adult education and about other training for adults, university studies for example. For information, guidance and to apply for training for adults, get in touch with The Guidance Centre.
There are also many training opportunities in Örebro. The City Academy is Örebro's learning centre and is located in the same building as the municipal library. Here, Örebro municipality work together with, amongst others, Örebro University, adult education, professional associations, trade and industry and the job centre. One of the City Academy's main objectives is to fulfil local and regional needs for training and skill development in collaboration with trade and industry. Read more about the training options at Örebro University and at folk high schools in the municipality.
Health and medical care
In Örebro county there are around thirty welfare centres. Most of them are run by Örebro county council but there are also some that are run privately on behalf of the county council. The welfare centres are the basis of the county's medical care and it is these you should initially turn to if you are ill or have any questions regarding your health. There are also antenatal and child health clinics.
Örebro has a university hospital with emergency care and specialist departments.
The municipality is responsible för health and medical care which includes home nursing, rehabilitation and assistance for people in care homes and sheltered housing, those living with special services, in day work, in service accommodation, personal assistance and those who require help from a social psychiatrist.
The county council is responsible for dental care but there are also private alternatives.
If required, Örebro municipality uses interpreters, both for the spoken language and sign interpretation, for deaf and hearing-impaired people. More information is available at the service centre.
Örebro has good communication links. It is easy to get to and from the town. It is also easy to travel between different parts of the town and also to towns close by with the bus. Örebro is a cyclist's town and there are 215 kilometres of cycle paths in the urban area.
Work and entrepreneurship
Örebro municipality is the largest employer in the region and has around 11,000 employees. Other major employers within the public sector are Örebro county council and Örebro University. Some of the largest employers within the private sector are: Atlas Copco Rock Drills AB, Nobina Sverige AB, EuroMaint Rail AB and DHL Express AB.
On the municipality's website you'll find information both for those of you who are interested in starting your own company and also for those who already run a company.