Kristinehamn

Last updated: 30 7 2020

Kristinehamn municipality has around 24,000 inhabitants and is prettily located by Sweden’s largest lake, Vänern, in the county of Värmland.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

24,214

Size by area

1,384 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Karlstad 42 km
  • Örebro 71 km
  • Göteborg 251 km
A wooden motorboat on the lake. In the background is a lighthouse and a café by a beach.

In Kristinehamn, there are opportunities for active leisure time, exciting culture, relaxation and play. Our municipality also offers great service, good childcare and schools and great growth. You are warmly welcome!

Housing

There are both private and municipal housing companies in Kristinehamn municipality. Kristinehamnsbostäder is the municipal housing company. On the municipality's website, you can find contact data to most housing companies in Kristinehamn.

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    Language groups in the locality

    Many language groups are represented in Kristinehamn, such as Arabic, Somali, Persian and English.

    Associations and organisations

    Kristinehamn municipality has a broad and comprehensive range of associations within leisure, culture and sports, with around 200 active associations, and organisations and churches with a broad range of activities for all ages. The municipality's association register has addresses and telephone numbers for most of the municipality's associations.

    What is available in the immediate area

    Kristinehamn has a library, employment service, social insurance office and tax office. Retailing is varied, with both small and large shops, as well as second-hand shops and flea markets, in the centre of town and outside.

    Pedestrian street in the centre of Kristinehamn. A mother and father have been shopping with their child. In the background other people can be seen walking and cycling.

    Childcare

    Childcare is offered to children whose parents/carers work, study or are seeking work. In Kristinehamn, we have nursery schools, family day nurseries, after-school clubs and general nursery school. The municipality also has an open nursery school, which is intended for parents who are at home with their children. The parent and child visit the open nursery school together. You are always welcome to visit our operations!

    Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

    Kristinehamn has 11 municipal comprehensive schools, teaching all the way from pre-school classes of six year olds up to year 9.

    The upper secondary school in Kristinehamn consists of Brogårdsgymnasiet and Presterudsgymnasiet. The schools offer at total of 14 programmes, as well as special upper secondary school with five programmes.

    Education opportunities

    In Kristinehamn you can study Sfi (Swedish for immigrants). The course is aimed at immigrants who are more than 16 years and registered in Kristinehamn municipality, and who lack basic knowledge of Swedish language.

    Two young women are sitting on a jetty and eating ice cream. We see the back of one of them and the other woman, who is smiling, from the front.

    There is also municipal adult education (komvux), offering theoretical courses and vocation-preparatory programmes. The nearest university is in Karlstad, and there is good public transport from Kristinehamn.

    Health and medical care

    Kristinehamn has several medical centres and dental clinics. The family centre Källan is a meeting place for expectant parents and parents with children under school age. This has an ante-natal clinic, youth clinic, counsellor clinic, child healthcare clinic and open nursery school.

    Interpreter assistance

    Kristinehamn municipality uses interpreters as necessary.

    Public transport

    You can travel by bus or train locally or to other places in Värmland using Värmlandstrafik.

    Work and entrepreneurship

    Kristinehamn has a good business climate, and there are both large and small companies within many sectors. In total, there are around 1,500 companies. Kristinehamn is well located at commuting distance to several larger towns. If you are interested in starting your own company, you can get advice from business collaboration in Kristinehamn.