Last updated: 15 1 2021
Eslöv is a popular place to live with almost 32,000 inhabitants, located in the Öresund region in the vicinity of the learning city Lund and the major industrial city Malmö. Eslöv became in town in 1911, and then had 5,396 inhabitants. Eslöv, with just over 18,000 inhabitants, is the major population centre in the municipality.
Facts about the municipality
Size by area425 km²
Distance to larger towns
- Lund 22 km
- Malmö 39 km
- Helsingborg 54 km
The municipality was founded in 1971, with 12 population centres. Flying, Löberöd, Marieholm and Stehag are each the centre of a municipality division. In Eslöv, you are close to most things, not least thanks to the good train communications with other parts of Skåne and Copenhagen. Here you find the calm of the small town, close to living countryside, but you also have access to culture and shops.
There is no doubt that many find Eslöv to be a popular place to live. Attractive housing with a good local environment are defining characteristics. Here you have great opportunities to choose your own type of housing, irrespective of whether you want to live in the countryside or in a population centre, in a detached house or in a flat. On our website you can find more info' about housing and a list of property owners in the municipality.
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Language groups in the locality
There are many different language groups in Eslöv, partly because the municipality has received refugees for a long time. Apart from Swedish, some of the major languages are: Albanian, Arabic, Bosnia, Croatian, Serbian, Dari, English, Sorani, Kurmanji, Persian, Somali, Thai and Tigrinya.
First language teaching is offered in the following languages: Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, Danish, Dari, English, Finnish, Chinese, Kurdish, Macedonian, Persian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish and German.
Associations and organisations
Eslöv is a good sized town, with plenty of opportunities for leisure activities. There are many associations, perhaps one to suit you in particular? You can search for associations in the association register.
What is available in the immediate area
Eslöv has a citizens' office, library, employment service, social insurance office, tax office and social services office. The shops are varied, from small boutiques in town to rather larger shops some way outside the centre. There are also several cafés, gym, bank, study association, pharmacy and a cinema. You can find furniture in all price classes at Jysk, Blomsterbergs Möbler, and Erikshjälpen, which is Eslöv's aid centre's second-hand shop.
There is a broad range of cultural activities of high quality and a lively association scene within most interest groups. Facilities for culture, swimming and leisure activities are well-kept and are located in a beautiful environment. There is much to experience and do in Eslöv.
When it becomes time for you to start studying or working, Eslöv municipality offers childcare for all children between 1 and 5 years. More information about childcare can be found on Eslöv municipality's website.
Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools
Comprehensive schools in Eslöv are divided up into 15 headship areas, including special comprehensive schooling and headship areas for resource schools and first language teaching. The municipality has a culture school, Kulturskolan, and two independent schools, Eslövs Montessorifriskola with pupils from pre-school to year 6, and Karl-Oskarskolan i Eslöv.
Bergagymnasiet offers many options for upper secondary education. You can choose from thirteen national programme with various specialisations, introduction programme, national sports programmes, sports upper secondary school and a large number of elective courses. Commitment and consideration for our pupils creates well-being, security and good results.
Eslöv offers good opportunities for adult education, at comprehensive, upper secondary and further education level. We have a well-functioning system for adult education, with Swedish for Immigrants, special education for adults, and municipal eduction for adults. The municipality also offers social orientation delivered in first languages. There is hardly any queue for Swedish for Immigrants.
A folk high school and occupational further education are also established in Eslöv. You can study at further education level at Lund University or Malmö University.
Health and medical care
The main rule is that when you need health and medical care, you should contact your medical centre in the first instance. There are several medical centres locally: Vårdcentral Tåbelund, Vårdcentral Kärråkra, Brahehälsan, Capio Specialisthuset and public dental service.
Being able to express your views, feelings and thoughts is a prerequisites for feeling part of Swedish society. Also, the opportunity to understand what others are saying. Eslöv municipality's interpreter services are located in the citizen's centre in the town hall.
Eslöv municipality is located in the centre of Skåne. It takes around 20 minutes by car to get to Lund, 40 minutes to Malmö and 1 hour to Helsingborg. Train and bus communications are available daily to other parts of Skåne and Copenhagen. It is possible to commute on a daily basis to work in the Öresund region. Skånetrafiken takes care of local trains, buses and disabled transport services, but on a regional basis, SJ and Veolia are also involved.
Work and entrepreneurship
The municipality is the major employer locally, and parts of the administration often need locums, in particular within elderly care. Within the next few years, many people will retire, which means that the need for labour within this operation will increase.
There are many companies in the area, for example Orka Foods Sverige, Felix, O. Kavli AB and Druvan. They are active in several different sectors, with one or more employees. Perhaps you could be one of them? If you want to start your own business, you can get help from our company guide in Eslöv.