Åtvidaberg

Last updated: 29 6 2020

Åtvidaberg has a fortunate location between the coast and the big city, with scenic nature, lakes, swimming and a rich outdoor life as well as plentiful animal life. Åtvidaberg also has an interesting industrial and footballing history.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

11,503

Size by area

780 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Linköping 37 km
  • Norrköping 64 km
  • Stockholm 221 km

Housing

Contact the municipality's integration coordinator via the municipality switchboard.

Telephone number to the switchboard: 0120-830 00

Language groups in the locality

The community has an agreement with the county administrative board to receive 20 new arrivals every year, who speak different languages. The language groups vary due to people moving to or away from the municipality. Contact the municipality's integration coordinator for current information on language groups.

Associations and organisations

Not based in the community, but in nearby larger cities.

What is available in the immediate area

In Åtvidaberg, the central community, there are supermarkets, small shops, a library, an employment agency, second-hand shops, a preschool, comprehensive and upper secondary schools, and in-shop postal services, while a large clothes shop is found in a nearby community.

Childcare

There are preschools in Åtvidaberg and the communities of Grebo, Björsäter and Falerum. The waiting time for a place is around four months. More information about childcare services can be provided by the municipality's integration coordinator.

Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

There are comprehensive schools in Åtvidaberg and in Grebo and Björsäter. Åtvidaberg has Åtvidabergs gymnasieskola, which offers the most common upper secondary programmes.

Education opportunities

Adult education is available in Åtvidaberg, as are courses in Sfi and Swedish as a second language.

Health and medical care

Åtvidaberg has a medical care centre, obstetric and paediatric consultation services, and national dental health care services.

Interpreter assistance

Interpretation is available for all contacts with public authorities, and is usually done by telephone.

Public transport

Åtvidaberg has bus and rail connections. There are bus connections between Åtvidaberg and Linköping, and rail connections between Åtvidaberg and Linköping as well as between Åtvidaberg and Västervik.

Timetables, travel planners etc. are available at Östgötatrafiken.

Work and entrepreneurship

Most of the bigger employers are in the neighbouring municipality of Linköping. Åtvidaberg has many small businesses. Unemployment in Åtvidaberg is more or less at the same level as in other mid-sized communities in Sweden.