Gullspång

Last updated: 28 10 2019

Gullspång is a small municipality, located between Sweden's largest lakes, Vänern and Vättern. With 5,300 inhabitants, Gullspång is a pleasant and cosy municipality. The largest population centres in the municipality are Hova and Gullspång.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

5,300

Size by area

313 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Mariestad 35 km
  • Kristinehamn 55 km
  • Skövde 72 km
  • Örebro 85 km
  • Karlstad 98 km
  • Göteborg 207 km
  • Stockholm 280 km

Housing

​There are flats to rent, tenant-owned flats and detached houses in the municipality.

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    Language groups in the locality

    Persian/Dari, Farsi, Pashtu, Tigrinya, Tigré, Lingala, Swahili, French, English, Arabic, Somali.

    Associations and organisations

    Church of Sweden, Pentecostal Church and Mission Church are present in Gullspång municipality.

    What is available in the immediate area

    There are shops, library, restaurants, cafés, gym and a pharmacy.

    In Gullspång municipality, you are never far from a beach; there is Barfoten in Otterbäcken, Skagersviksbadet in Skagersvik and Otterberget outside Hova.

    A playground with a climbing frame and children playing.

    The municipality has got housing for children arriving alone.

    Childcare

    In Gullspång municipality there are nursery schools in Otterbäcken, Hova and Gullspång.

    Preschool pupils running and playing outdoors.

    Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

    In Gullspång there is a school covering the years from pre-school to 9 and in Hova from pre-school to 6. An upper secondary school is located in Mariestad.

    Education opportunities

    In Otterbäcken there is the learning centre for Swedish for Immigrants, and learning centre for social orientation. University/college is available in Karlstad, Skövde and Örebro.

    Health and medical care

    There are medical care centres in the population centres of Gullspång and Hova. In Gullspång dental care is also available.

    Interpreter assistance

    With all contact with the authorities, the municipality and health services, you are entitled to interpreting help if you do not speak or understand Swedish. This is booked in advance of the actual meeting.

    Public transport

    There are bus connections run by Västtrafik and in Hova also trains run by Västtrafik.

    Work and entrepreneurship

    Gullspång municipality is the largest employer in the municipality. Within our administrations, in particular schools and elderly care, we often need locums for shorter or longer periods. There are also a number of manufacturing industries and many small sub-contracting firms.