Skurup

Last updated: 22 1 2021

The Skurups municipality located between Ystad and Malmö is a small municipality with rural charm in the vicinity of major cities. Skurups suburb and Rydsgård have frequent rail services to Malmö/Copenhagen/Kastrup and Ystad-Simrishamn. Malmö Airport, 18 km.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

15,869

Size by area

511 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Ystad 24 km
  • Trelleborg 37 km
  • Malmö 39 km
A sign that reads Skurup. The sign is surrounded by vegetation.

Housing

Skurups municipality offers attractive accommodation in and close to the nature. The housing consists of both houses and flats. Skurup's municipal housing company is called Skurups hem.

A street in Skurup. Cars are parked along the street.

Language groups in the locality

Mainly Arabic and Dari. Instruction is provided in other languages, where necessary.

Associations and organisations

There is a Swedish church in the municipality. Also, there are several sports and cultural associations.

What is available in the immediate area

In Skurups centre, you can find the Swedish Employment Service and different types of shops, banks, pharmacies, library and a popular swimming facility, among other things. The biggest grocery stores are in the centre and within walking distance. You will also find shops in the localities Rydsgård, Skivarp and Abbekås. There are also restaurants in all the localities.

A market stall on street in Skurup.

Childcare

There are many schools in Skurups municipality. The waiting times for the preschools are short, which means that most likely, you can get a place for your child immediately.

Two small red wheelbarrows in a children’s sandpit.

Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

In Skurups municipality, there is a primary and lower secondary school in the four suburbs Skurup, Slimminge, Rydsgård and Skivarp. The upper secondary school Nils Holgersson upper secondary school is located in Skurup.

Education opportunities

The municipal adult education programme and SFI are provided in Nils Holgersson adult education.

Health and medical care

In Skurup, there is a healthcare centre, maternity clinic, children's clinic and dental clinic. In Rydsgård and Skivarp, there is a healthcare centre. The closest hospital is located in Ystad at a distance of about 2.4 Swedish miles.

Two couples out walking meet each other in a leafy wood. One of the couples has a small white dog.

Interpreter assistance

Interpreters are available for Arabic, Dari and Somalian.

Public transport

There are good connections by train and bus from Skurup to, among others, Malmö, Ystad, Lund and Trelleborg. There is also a driect train to Copenhagen and Svedala. Read more about departures and timetables on Skånetrafiken.

A blue train is standing by a platform. People are getting off the train.

Work and entrepreneurship

Since the connections to major localities are good, there are many employers within commute distance.