Trelleborg

Last updated: 25 1 2021

Trelleborg is Sweden’s southernmost municipality and is home to just under 43 000 people. Trelleborg enjoys a strategic location on the south coast, near major cities such as Malmö, Lund and Copenhagen, and has daily ferry connections to three ports in Germany and one in Poland.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

45,307

Size by area

1,177 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Malmö 33 km
  • Lund 54 km
  • Köpenhamn 62 km

Housing

Trelleborg municipality can offer attractive accommodation in or close to nature. Housing is in either detached houses or flats. The municipal housing company is Trelleborgshem.

Language groups in the locality

The main languages are: Bosnian, Arabic, Albanian, Polish, Danish and Macedonian. We currently offer native language lessons in 27 languages: Albanian, Arabic, Bosnian, Croatian, Danish, Dari (only study guidance), Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Icelandic, Kurdish, Macedonian, Mandarin, Persian, Polish, Rumanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai and Turkish.

Associations and organisations

You can browse the municipality's great variety of culture and sports associations in the association register.

A crowd of people celebrate Sweden’s National Day in Trelleborg. It’s sunny and several people are clapping their hands.

What is available in the immediate area

Trelleborg's centre has everything from municipal customer services, a library, a local employment agency, a social insurance office, banks, the police, a pharmacy, to an indoor swimming pool and a museum.

A pedestrian street in Trelleborg. In the foreground is a bronze fountain. The fountain depicts six pairs of legs in heeled shoes, huddled together under several umbrellas.

Childcare

Trelleborg municipality has 32 preschools, of which one offers early and late classes, and 18 comprehensive schools with integrated special needs and resource schools.

Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

Trelleborg has a wide choice of comprehensive schools. Municipal comprehensive schools are run by Trelleborg municipality and independent comprehensive schools by private entities.

Trelleborg has one municipal upper secondary school. Classes are held at Söderslättsgymnasiet which is divided into two units, Bastionen and St. Nicolai. Söderslättsgymnasiet offers 14 national programmes, 5 introductory programmes, football and handball programmes, special needs upper secondary education and adult education.

Education opportunities

Municipal adult education is offered at the secondary and upper secondary levels. It is available either as individual courses or as coordinated vocational programmes. Swedish for immigrants is also offered, as well as special needs adult education.

The municipality also has higher vocational education programmes.

The city park in Trelleborg on a sunny day. A large number of park benches are empty. Three elderly ladies are seated on a park bench talking to each other.

Health and medical care

Lasarettet in Trelleborg is a health-promoting local hospital and orthopaedic centre providing emergency as well as planned health and medical care. It has an emergency ward, in-patient wards, specialist consultancies and a surgical ward.

There are two medical care centres in Trelleborg, and a third one in Anderslöv.

National dental health care services are available, as well as a number of private dentists.

Interpreter assistance

You are entitled to request an interpreter in all contacts with municipal activities.

Public transport

Skånetrafiken runs buses within the town as well as to e.g. Malmö. In December 2015 an eagerly awaited Pågatåg regional rail link will be opened to Malmö.

A post with signs indicating the way to different destinations. The names on the signs include Treriksröset, Stockholm, Paris and Sassnitz.

Work and entrepreneurship

Many people who work in the surrounding municipalities, and in Copenhagen, have chosen to settle in Trelleborg because it is close to everything.

Trelleborg's strategic location has had a major influence on the business community, and it is no coincidence that Trelleborg is referred to as the cradle of the freight forwarding business. If you run a business, you can receive help and advice from the municipality and from Trelleborgs Kommuns Utvecklings AB, a municipal company working directly with business matters and entrepreneurs.