Bjurholm

Last updated: 11 8 2020

Welcome to Bjurholm – Sweden’s smallest municipality and one of the most secure for you and your family. Bjurholm is one of seven collaborating municipalities, where Umeå is the largest.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

2,398

Size by area

1,364 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Umeå 59 km
  • Skellefteå 169 km
  • Sundsvall 255 km

Finding your own flat here is quite simple. Many who choose to settle in Bjurholm work or study in one of the adjacent municipalities.

Housing

In Bjurholm, the municipality is the largest landlord. The municipality has just over 170 flats. There are few private landlords.

Language groups in the locality

There are many who speak a language other than Swedish. There are 32 different nationalities in Bjurholm. The largest refugee languages are Arabic, Tigrinya and Somali.

Associations and organisations

Bjurholm has a number of churches, among them the Church of Sweden, the Pentecostal Church and the Swedish Evangelical Mission.

What is available in the immediate area

Here you can find shops, a library, Arbetsförmedlingen, charity shops, cafés, fitness centers, banks, adult educational associations, a pharmacy and a swimming pool. We continuously run projects of different kinds, together with other stakeholders, that focus on integration.

Childcare

Bjurholm has short waiting lists for nursery school places, so you child can quickly get a place.

Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

Castorskolan is the municipality's school for pre-school to year 9, and is located in central Bjurholm close to the library and swimming pool.

Education opportunities

Sfi (Swedish for immigrants) is part of Komvux since the autumn of 2016, meaning that you can study levels A to D, and then basic Swedish, in the same place. We are working to be able to offer English and maths as well during the autumn. The refugee reception service is in the same building as classes are held, which means that you can easily get help from the municipality's refugee coordinator.

Health and medical care

Bjurholm's medical centre has both doctors and dentists.

Interpreter assistance

There are opportunities to get help from an interpreter for contacts with public authorities. Many public authorities today publish lots of information in several languages.

Public transport

Bjurholm is located 60 km from Umeå, and the bus takes about one hour. Tabussen.nu is a portal for public transport in Västerbotten. Umeå airport is around 65 km away. It takes one hour to fly from Umeå to Stockholm.

Work and entrepreneurship

The municipality is the biggest landlord in Bjurholm, with just over 170 flats. There are few private landlords. The municipality has a programme of new housing production starting in 2018.