Filipstad

Last updated: 28 7 2020

Filipstad has the personal charm of a small municipality, and offers you great opportunities. Here you can find attractive housing, education at all levels and a business sector that is looking forwards. You will be close to work, schools, leisure activities and nature, and also enjoy a good range of culture and events.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

10,606

Size by area

1,712 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Karlstad 61 km
  • Örebro 96 km
  • Stockholm 297 km

Housing

Are you looking for housing in Filipstad? You can find vacant housing on Filipstadsbostäder's website. The municipality's websitea also lists other housing companies and estate agents.

Language groups in the locality

There are lots of different language groups represented in Filipstad municipality, among them Somali, Syrian, Dutch, etc.

En stor grupp människor i olika åldrar och etnicitet har samlats vid Ärepelaren för ett firande.

Associations and organisations

There are plenty of sports and exercise facilties around the municipality, for example Kalhyttan open-air centre with one of Sweden's most up-to-date artificial snow facilities and footpaths in beautiful surroundings.

Nils Ferlinstatyn sedd bakifrån när han blickar ut över Skillerälven.

What is available in the immediate area

Filipstad municipality has food shops, traditional open-air market, restaurants serving Swedish classics and food from other cultures, cafés, clothes shops and second-hand shops. There is also a library, employment service, pharmacy and lots of different shops.

Ett café vid stora torget med uteservering. Några människor sitter ute i solen och fikar.

Childcare

If you are working, studying, looking for work, on parental leave or if you child has special needs you will be offered nursery school or a family day nursery.

Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

Filipstad's eight comprehensive schools are doing their best to achieve good results based on the child's own ability. There is also an upper secondary school.

Education opportunities

There is a learning centre, where you can study various further education and distance learning courses. There is also Swedish for Immigrants and adult education. Filipstad has two further education institutions – Bergsskolan and Gammelkroppa forestry school.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

Filipstad has two medical centres and a family centre, offering a child healthcare clinic and youth clinic. There are also a number of dental clinics in the municipality.

Interpreter assistance

Interpreters are engaged as necessary.

Public transport

The yellow buses of Värmlandstrafik drive you around the municipality and the rest of Värmland.

Work and entrepreneurship

Filipstad municipality is the largest employer, with around 1,100 full-time employees within lots of different professional categories. There are also large factories, such as Barilla and OLW.