Östra Göinge

Last updated: 16 7 2020

Östra Göinge lies in northeastern Skåne, the historic borderland between Sweden and Denmark. Here the landscape changes character from cultivated land with large properties and farms, broadleaf forests and meadowland in the south to pine forest, smallholdings and lakes in the north.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers


Size by area

451 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Hässleholm 24 km
  • Kristianstad 29 km
  • Helsingborg 99 km
  • Malmö 112 km

The biggest and best known lakes are Immeln and Tydingesjön. The river Helge runs through Östra Göinge. In the past it was an important transport route, and several of the villages in Östra Göinge lie along the river. Today the Helge is an important source of hydroelectric power. There are five main communities: Broby, Glimåkra, Hanaskog Knislinge and Sibbhult. The municipal hall is in Broby.


Flats to rent are the most common form of accommodation in the municipality, but there are also a few tenant-owned flats and houses to rent.

Här kan du se en film om hur det fungerar att hyra en lägenhet i Östra Göinge (finns på fem språk)

Language groups in the locality

In the municipality there are many different language groups represented. Contact the municipality's refugee reception areas for more information.

Associations and organisations

In the municipality there are a large number of associations with different emphases. For example, sports associations, cultural associations, churches and different communions. On the municipality's you can search in the association register for an association which matches your interests.

What is available in the immediate area

The municipality has practically everything you may conceivably need. Here you'll find libraries, food shops and different types of services and stores. There are also sports facilities here and a large range of different leisure and cultural activities. On the municipality's website you can read more about what is available and the activities on offer.


Childcare is available in all the communities (Broby, Knislinge, Hanaskog, Sibbhult, Glimåkra, Hjärsås, Östanå).

Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

There are comprehensive schools in Broby, Knislinge, Glimåkra, Sibbhult and Hanaskog. There is an upper secondary school in Sibbhult.

Education opportunities

Göinge Utbildningscenter (Göinge education centre, abbreviated GUC) is in Sibbhult, and there is a folk high school in Glimåkra.

Health and medical care

There is a pharmacy in Broby and another one in Knislinge. Broby and Knislinge also have medical care centres. Both have paediatric consultation services. Obstetric consultation services are available at the Knislinge centre. There are several dentists in the municipality. The nearest emergency ward is at Centralsjukhuset in Kristianstad, which also has a Women's Clinic and gynaecological consultation services. The Medical Care Helpline can be reached by dialling 1177. For emergencies dial 112.

Interpreter assistance

With all contact with the authorities, the municipality and health services, you are entitled to interpreting help if you do not speak or understand Swedish. This is booked in advance of the actual meeting.

Public transport

The municipality has a good bus network. The railway stations in Hässleholm, Kristianstad and Osby can be reached within 30 minutes by bus.

Work and entrepreneurship

In the municipality, or within commuting distance, there are many employers both large and small. The jobs available in the area can be found in the introduction to the presentation under the Vacant jobs tab. On the municipality's website there is information for anyone interested in starting their own company.