Dals-Ed

Last updated: 20 3 2019

Dals-Ed municipality is the municipality of opportunities, of wilderness, of business and, in particular – of people.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

4,806

Size by area

724 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Åmål 72 km
  • Uddevalla 86 km
  • Vänersborg 89 km
  • Trollhättan 100 km
  • Karlstad 144 km

In Dals-Ed, you avoid stress and car queues. Here, we have time and power to care for each other. This also characterises our business sector. Companies, merchants, municipality and public authorities collaborate to find solutions that are as good as possible.

We offer an environment with clean air, clean water and clean land. Here there is a magnificent and unspoilt natural landscape. Dals-Ed can offer silence – a real shortage product for many people. The 400 lakes in the municipality also offer fishing, swimming, canoeing and boat trips.

Housing

There are flats for rent in Ed, the main population centre of the municipality. For refugees covered by the establishment legislation, the refugee coordinator will book a flat from Edshus AB, which is a municipal company. The housing company Pineskär also rents out flats.

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Language groups in the locality

There are many language groups in Ed, and the largest are: Arabic, Dari, Somali, German and Norwegian.

Associations and organisations

There are many active associations in Ed. There are several churches in the municipality. You can find more information about the associations in Ed onthe municipality's website.

What is available in the immediate area

In central Ed you can find the municipal offices, pharmacy, food shops, such as Willys and Coop/Konsum, shoe and clothes shops, café, an electricity shop and banks. In the industrial area Jordbron there is Karlssons, the furniture shop EM-möbler, a second-hand shop, Commershuset and building companies, etc.

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Childcare

There are nursery schools, open nursery school and after-school clubs in Ed. You can read more on the municipality's website.

Flygfoto på Haga förskola med gungor i förgrunden.

Comprehensive and upper secondary schools

​Snörrumsskolan for years 1-3 and Hagaskolan ​for years 4-9. There is also Kulturskolan i Ed, the purpose of which is to give children and young persons the best in terms of cultural experiences. All children should have the opportunity to learn to play an instrument, sing or dance.

The upper secondary school Utsikten gymnasium offers the Hotel and Tourism programme and the Social Science programme. There is also a special upper secondary school.​

Education opportunities

At Utvecklingscentrum you will find Swedish for Immigrants teaching run by the municipality. There are also integration packages where you get more information about what Dals-Ed municipality offers within working life, society and also mathematics in simple Swedish.

In collaboration with other Fyrbodal municipalities, we offer social orientation in first languages. You can also study via adult education. Contacts are administered by the occupational guidance service at Utvecklingscentrum.

Health and medical care

Edsgärdet medical centre has doctors, district nurses, child healthcare clinic (BVC) and ante-natal clinic (MVC). In the same building there is also a public dental clinic.​

Interpreter assistance

The municipality arranges interpreter services as necessary.

Public transport

Västtrafik operates many bus routes. Trains between Oslo and Göteborg stop daily at the railway station.

Work and entrepreneurship

Dals-Ed municipality is the largest employer in the municipality (schools, healthcare, personal care). There are many small companies within retail, industry, forestry, company services and cultural businesses.