Fagersta

Last updated: 18 12 2020

Life in Fagersta is easy. The municipality is characterised by security, collaboration and a belief in the future. You are near to nature and to culture. In Fagersta, there is plenty of time for all. Integration is a natural part of Fagersta’s community construction.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

13,342

Size by area

310 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Västerås 65 km
  • Örebro 103 km
  • Borlänge 71 km
  • Stockholm 171 km
The sun setting behind a wintry residential area.

Housing

In Fagersta, there are both municipal and private housing for rent. There are also several tenant-owners' associations. You can find more information about housing on the municipality's website.

A verdant residential area of detached houses.
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    Language groups in the locality

    The three largest language groups in Fagersta municipality are Finnish, Arabic and Somali.

    Associations and organisations

    Fagersta has many different associations, within sports, outdoor life and culture. There are also associations such as the Islamic Association, the Polish association The Eagle's Nest and the Somali association in Fagersta. You can find a register with all associations on the municipality's website.

    A man wakeboarding on a lake.

    What is available in the immediate area

    There are several shops in Fagersta where you can buy food and lots of other goods, such as household goods. There are a couple of clothes shops, a car dealer, a lamp shop and quite a lot else of most things you may need. There are several second-hand shops were you can make finds. A library, employment service, social services office, social insurance office and tax office are all easy to access. You can search for different companies on the municipality's website.

    A bog surrounded by a wood. Long wooden footbridges extend across the bog.

    Childcare

    There are many nursery schools throughout Fagersta municipality. There is one nursery school that is open 24 hours a day. You can find more information about all our nursery schools on the municipality's website. There is also a family centre with parent groups and a meeting place for parents with children between 0 and 1 year. You can find more information about these activities on the municipality's website.

    There is also an open nursery school within the church activities. You can find more information about this on Västanfors Västervåla parish's website.

    Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

    There are four comprehensive schools in the municipality. You can find more information about these on the municipality's website. There is also a special comprehensive school for children with special needs, and you can find more information about this on the municipality's website.

    There is one upper secondary school in Fagersta municipality. It also offers teaching in Swedish for Immigrants, SfI. You can find more information about the upper secondary school and the SfI teaching on the municipality's website.

    Education opportunities

    The upper secondary school offers teaching in Swedish for Immigrants, SfI. There is also adult education which collaborates with various universities. There is no university in Fagersta. There is good collaboration between the companies in the area and the schools.

    Health and medical care

    The municipality has a hospital which is partly run privately. Medical care is also provided in collaboration with Västerås and Köping hospitals. More information about Region Västmanland and Bergslagssjukhuset Mitt Hjärta is available on their respective websites.

    Interpreter assistance

    If you need any interpreter help in contacts with the municipality, the municipality will organise this.

    Public transport

    Fagersta is close to Västerås, Stockholm and other important hubs. There are both trains and buses that can take you quickly to where you want. You can find more information about trains and buses in Västmanland on Västmanlands Lokaltrafik website and more about trains at Tågkompaniet and SJ.

    Work and entrepreneurship

    In Fagersta, we want as many people as possible to run their own company, and we are working actively to achieve this. On the municipality's website there is information for anyone interested in starting their own company.