Upplands-Bro

Last updated: 9 12 2020

Upplands-Bro is a growing municipality, both in terms of inhabitants and businesses. Just over 28,000 people live here. There are two population centres, Kungsängen and Bro, and a dynamic countryside.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

29,475

Size by area

325 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Stockholm 40 km
  • Uppsala 49 km
  • Västerås 72 km

The municipality is situated by Lake Mälaren, around 20 kilometres northwest of Stockholm, which is about 25 minutes away by commuter train.

The municipal hall in Upplands-Bro, built of brick and bearing the municipality’s logotype.

Housing

Upplands-Bro municipality has several different landlords. The municipal housing company is a called Upplands-Brohus – on its website you can read more about vacant accommodation.

Language groups in the locality

Languages spoken in Upplands-Bro include Finnish, Arabic, Somali, Persian, Dari, Tigrinya and Swahili.

Associations and organisations

There are many different associations in Upplands-Bro, including sports clubs, scouts and the Swedish Outdoor Association (Friluftsfrämjandet). Check the associations register to find associations in your areas of interest.

What is available in the immediate area

Upplands-Bro municipality is situated on the shores of Lake Mälaren and has several different beaches. There are also scenic nature areas where you can go walking and visit sites with ancient remains. There are sports facilities, an indoor swimming pool, a culture centre, a library, an art gallery and much else. The municipality's website has more information about the various activities it arranges.

Children on a jetty enjoying themselves on a summer day. Several people are swimming next to the jetty.

Childcare

The municipality has pedagogic activities such as preschool and family day nurseries for children aged 1–5. There are both municipal and independent preschools and pedagogic care services.

Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

The municipality provides compulsory schools for pupils up to year 9. There are both municipal and independent schools. For young people of upper secondary school age there is Upplands-Brogymnasiet with a variety of programmes and specialisations.

Education opportunities

The municipality offers different types of adult education and Swedish for immigrants, sfi. On the municipality's website you can read more about the available opportunities.

Health and medical care

Within the municipality you have access to a number of different care services. These include medical care centres for general matters and child health care, maternity care and dental care. Region Stockholm's website has more information about where you can turn for your various care needs.

Interpreter assistance

All inhabitants of Upplands-Bro are entitled to have an interpreter to help them in their contacts with the municipality. If you are a resident and you would like to have an interpreter you should contact your case officer or turn to the contact centre for help.

Public transport

The municipality has a network of public transport links. Information about timetables and different modes of transport can be found on SL's website.

Work and entrepreneurship

There are both big and small employers in the municipality or within commuting distance. If you want to start your own business, the municipality's website has information to help you. The website also has a current listing of vacant jobs if you want to work for the municipality.