Bromölla

Last updated: 15 1 2021

Bromölla municipality is located in north-eastern Skåne, on the border to Blekinge. We have the advantages of a small municipality, with closeness and short distances both geographically and between people. There are good communications with the rest of Skåne and Blekinge.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

12,869

Size by area

197 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Sölvesborg 10 km
  • Kristianstad 25 km
  • Karlskrona 90 km
  • Malmö 118 km

The landscape of Bromölla is beautiful and varied, with everything from open views to beech forests and beaches along the Baltic coast. The largest lake in Skåne, Ivösjön, is in the municipality. The largest population centres in the municipality are romölla, Gualöv, Näsum, Valje, Nymölla ocndh Edenryd.

Housing

Bromölla municipality has a varied range of detached houses, flats and tenant-owner housing. The largest landlord is BromöllaHem, with around 800 flats throughout the municipality. In the population centre of Bromölla, there is also the landlord Sydbo Fastigheter offering housing to rent.

A view of the locality of Bromölla, with residential and industrial buildings. Bromölla lies next to a lake.
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    Language groups in the locality

    There are many different language groups, partly because the municipality has received refugees for a long time. Some of the major languages are Arabic, Somali, Thai and Dari.

    Associations and organisations

    There are lots of different associations in Bromölla municipality, such as sports clubs and cultural associations, and many persons take part in their activities. On the municipality's website you can read more about the associations. Information about the associations can be found in the association register.

    What is available in the immediate area

    Bromölla town has an employment service, integration unit, social services office, library, tourism office, sports halls, indoor swimming pool and various types of shops, as well as banks and a pharmacy. The library also has an information office for consumer advice. The largest food shops are within walking distance of Bromölla centre.

    Bromölla also has a well-stocked second-hand shop, and a second-hand shop for children operated by the municipality. Näsum has a subsidiary library and food shops. Social insurance and the tax authority have offices in Kristianstad.

    A gravel road extending through a green landscape. There is a red house with white corners by the roadside.

    Childcare

    Bromölla municipality has municipal nursery schools in several locations. There are no private alternatives. In Bromölla municipality, you also have the option to have childcare in the evenings, at night, and during daytime at weekends, if you are working at these times. Children of parents who are on parental leave or looking for work are entitled to spend 3 hours every day at the nursery school, or 15 hours per week.

    Two children are seated at a table, eating. One of the children has a glass of milk in front of him and wears a big smile.

    Photo: scandinav.se/Tommy O. Andersson

    Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

    Comprehensive school is obligatory for all children aged 7–16 years. There are pre-school classes for children aged 6 years, and these are voluntary. In Bromölla municipality, there are schools for pre-school to year 6 in several locations and schools for years 7-9 in Bromölla town. There are after-school clubs at all the schools for pre-school to year 6. There are no private alternatives in the municipality.

    Furulandsskolan is the nearest upper secondary school and it is located in Sölvesborg.

    Four young school pupils are sitting at a table with books before them. A teacher is standing by the table and talking to the pupils.

    Photo: scandinav.se/Jimmy Wiklund

    Education opportunities

    Adult education in Bromölla-Sölvesborg regularly accepts new applicants to study Swedish for Immigrants, SfI. Those who have lived in Sweden for some time are also allowed to start studying. Bromölla offers adult education, and new arrivals are offered social orientation in collaboration with Kristianstad municipality. There are also opportunities to study at a folk high school in nearby municipalities.

    If you intend to study at a college or university, there are excellent communications to the study locations. The nearest colleges/universities are Högskolan Kristianstad, Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Malmö Högskola and Lunds Universitet.

    A reddish brown brick building with bicycles parked in front of it. A car is parked near the entrance to the building.

    Photo: scandinav.se/Jimmy Wiklund

    Read more about adult education in the municipality.

    Health and medical care

    There are medical centres in central Bromölla, and they are also responsible for ante-natal care and child healthcare. There are also dentists locally. The nearest hospital with an accident and emergency department is in Kristianstad.

    You can find contact details for medical care and dental care on 1177 - Vårdguiden. Here you can also receive medical advice or information about health and medical care. You can also telephone 1177.

    Interpreter assistance

    There are opportunities to get help from an interpreter for contacts with public authorities.

    Public transport

    It is easy to take the train from Bromölla to Blekinge, Skåne or Denmark. The train station is located in the southern part of Bromölla town, and the bus station is in Bromölla centre. There are good bus routes between the population centres in the municipality.

    Two trains next to each other at a platform. People are getting on and off the trains.

    Work and entrepreneurship

    Ifö Sanitär and Nymölla Bruk are active within manufacturing industry, and are the two largest factories in the municipality. Bromölla municipality is also a major employer, with around 900 employees. The municipality also has many small and medium-sized companies within a variety of business sectors.

    There are good opportunities to commute to work in a larger town nearby, such as Kristianstad, Hässleholm or Karlshamn. More information about business in Bromölla is available on the municipality's website.

    A stoneware fountain on Ifötorget in the centre of Bromölla. The fountain has the shape of two large blue-green lizards.