Kävlinge

Last updated: 22 1 2021

With almost 30,000 inhabitants, Kävlinge municipality is an attractive municipality to live in, in the centre of the Öresund region. The business sector in the municipality is characterised by entrepreneurship, trade and services.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

31,730

Size by area

293 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Lund 14 km
  • Malmö 29 km
  • Helsingborg 46 km
  • Köpenhamn 77 km
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From Kävlinge, it is easy to get by train to the cities of Lund, Malmö, Copenhagen, Landskrona and Helsingborg. Trains to Lund take less than 10 minutes, and to Malmö around 20 minutes.

Housing

Kävlinge municipality stands for the small-scale, green housing alternative. The environment is varied, and there are plenty of areas for recreation. If you want to move to Kävlinge municipality, there are several population centres to choose from, and you can read more about them on the municipality's website. The largest landlord in the municipality is KKB, the municipal housing company. A list of landlords in Kävlinge is available on the municipality's website.

Language groups in the locality

The largest language groups, apart from Swedish, are Thai, Arabic and Polish. Other language groups in the municipality are Persian, English, Dari, Punjabi, Somali, Albanian, Chinese, Turkish, Serbian, Swahili, Portuguese, Spanish, Croatian, Lithuanian, Dutch, Russian, Hungarian, German, Telugu, Tamil and Kurdish – Kurmanji, Badinani and Amarinja.

Associations and organisations

Being active in not-for-profit associations is common in Sweden. Kävlinge municipality has many active associations, and there are great opportunities for a rich cultural and leisure life for all ages. All associations can be found in the municipality's association register.

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What is available in the immediate area

Kävlinge has various types of shops as well as banks, library, pharmacy, employment service and the municipality's social services office and citizens' office. In Löddeköpinge there is a library and the shopping centre Center Syd, with around 60 shops, cafés and restaurants. Second-hand clothes can be bought in Furulund, and second-hand furniture in Kävlinge. There is also cheap furniture at Center Syd.

There are two indoor swimming pools, Vikenbadet in Furulund and Tolvåkerbadet in Löddeköpinge. In the summertime, it is possible to swim in the sea, at Barsebäck and other places. The tax authority and social insurance have offices in Lund.

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Childcare

In Kävlinge municipality there are 15 municipal nursery schools och 4 nursery schools. The open nursery school is available in Kävlinge and Löddeköpinge.

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Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

There are 13 comprehensive schools in the municipality. The nearest upper secondary school is in Lund. The municipality also offers language introduction for young persons aged 16–20 years and first language teaching if at least one of the parents have a first language other than Swedish and the language is used at home on a daily basis.

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Education opportunities

In Kävlinge there is municipal adult education, komvux, at Lärcentrum. Here you can take part in SfI and various teaching programmes and courses. Kävlinge municipality also offers social orientation for new arrivals. Universities and colleges are available in Lund, Malmö, Copenhagen and Helsingborg.

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Health and medical care

There are two medical centres and also a child healthcare clinic, ante-natal clinic and public dental care in Kävlinge and Löddeköpinge. The nearest accident and emergency clinic is at the university hospital in Lund, and there are also hospitals in Malmö and Landskrona, as well as specialist care in Eslöv. If you have any questions or need information about health and medical care, you can contact Vårdguiden on telephone 1177.

Interpreter assistance

Kävlinge municipality offers interpreter services on location or by telephone via interpreter services in Lund, Landskrona and Helsingborg.

Public transport

Kävlinge has a unique geographic location and offers excellent commuting opportunities. It is easy and quick to get to Lund, Malmö, Copenhagen, Helsingborg and Landskrona. Journeys within the municipality and Skåne are made using Skånetrafiken. There are train stations in Kävlinge and Dösjebro.

If you want to travel further, for example to Göteborg, Stockholm or other major cities in Sweden, you can take the train with SJ. With SJ, you can travel from Lund or Malmö. From Lund, you can also travel by bus in Sweden using Swebus and Nettbuss. The nearest airports are in Malmö (Sturup) and Copenhagen (Kastrup).

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Public transport in the municipality

Work and entrepreneurship

Kävling is a dormitory municipality and many commute to work in other places, such as Lund, Malmö and Copenhagen. Within the municipality, Center Syd is the largest workplace. On the municipality's website you can find information about vacant jobs. Information about starting and running a company is available on the municipality's website.

A man and a woman are standing in front of a wall that says “Årets Företagare” (“Business Person of the Year”). They are each holding a bouquet of flowers and a diploma.