Essunga

Last updated: 25 10 2019

The municipality has just over 5,670 inhabitants. 2,000 live in Nossebro, which is the main population centre of the municipality.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

5,670

Size by area

235 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Vara 23 km
  • Trollhättan 41 km
  • Lidköping 54 km
  • Göteborg 82 km

The municipality works to ensure new arrivals have a chance of meeting and getting to know each other through various events. It is important for our municipality that you do not feel lonely here. There are people from many different countries in Nossebro. Here, you can meet people who speak Persian, Dari, Arabic, Russian, Thai and other languages. Please contact us for more information if you want to speak to someone in your first language if you want to move here or visit us.

Housing

Shops in Nossebro: Food shops (Hemköp, ICA, Ericssons chark), bakery and cafés, restaurants, clothes shop, shoe shop, gaming and sweet shop, kiosk, second-hand shops for clothes and furniture, electricity shop, TV service, petrol station with car service, flower shop, chemicals shop, children's clothes shop, hairdressers, bank, alcohol shop, Nossebro Energi (electricity company) and pharmacy.

A block of flats with a park in the foreground.

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Language groups in the locality

Many people from other countries live in our municipality. There are people here who speak Dutch, English, Arabic, Dari, Persian, Thai, Russian, Chechen, Polish and many other languages.

Associations and organisations

Our municipality has lots of different associations.​

An empty football pitch seen through a fence.

What is available in the immediate area

Shops in Nossebro: Food shops (Hemköp, ICA, Ericssons chark), bakery and cafés, restaurants, clothes shop, shoe shop, gaming and sweet shop, kiosk, second-hand shops for clothes and furniture, electricity shop, TV service, petrol station with car service, flower shop, chemicals shop, children's clothes shop, hairdressers, bank, alcohol shop, Nossebro Energi (electricity company) and pharmacy.

Nossebro market with crowds.

Representatives of the employment service and social insurance come to Nossebro for pre-booked appointments to meet new arrivals taking part in the employment service's establishment programme.

Next to the school providing teaching for years 1–9 there is a library that is open to all. Here you can borrow books in various languages.

Childcare

There are nursery schools and childcare centres for children aged 1–5 years and after-school clubs for children needing supervision before and after school when their parents are busy. There is also a youth leisure centre open in the evenings for open children.​

A playground with swings and a child swinging.

Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

Nossebro has schools for children in years 1 to 9. The municipality has been much noticed for its successful school. Upper secondary pupils travel to Trollhättan, Vara or Vårgårda.

Grundskolor och Gymnasieskolor

Education opportunities

Adults can study Swedish for Immigrants, comprehensive level education for adults and upper secondary education for adults in Nossebro. You can use portable computers and various educational aids during lessons. There is a computer room where various computer courses are taught. You can also study certain courses at a distance.

Health and medical care

Nossebro has a medical centre, pharmacy, ante-natal clinic and dental clinic, staffed with doctors, nurses, midwives, etc. A home for the elderly is located next to the medical centre.

Interpreter assistance

A refugee secretary works at an introduction centre to help new arrivals to find their way around their new municipality. You can contact this for support and advice as necessary. As a new arrival, you will get help from us. The telephone number is 0512-571 66.

Public transport

There are public transport links in the municipality. Information on timetables and different ways to travel can be found on the municipality's website.

Work and entrepreneurship

There are several companies in the municipality. Among the large employers are Dahréntråd in Jonslund, Componenta in Främmestad and Ginza in Fåglum.