Götene

Last updated: 30 10 2019

Götene municipality is located in Västra Götaland along the south-eastern banks of Lake Vänern, and consists of the population centres Götene, Hällekis, Källby and Lundsbrunn. Götene municipality has around 1,400 companies and 190 active associations.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

13,257

Size by area

405 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Skara 18 km
  • Lidköping 20 km
  • Mariestad 32 km
  • Skövde 40 km
  • Göteborg 144 km
  • Stockholm 337 km

Housing

There are several housing companies in the municipality. The municipal company Götenebostäder is the largest of them.

Language groups in the locality

Languages spoken in Götene include Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Karen, Pashto, Persian, Somali, Spanish, Russian and English. ​

Associations and organisations

In the municipality there are a large number of associations with different emphases. For example, sports associations, cultural associations, churches and different communions. On the municipality's you can search in the association register for an association which matches your interests.

Blomberg beach with people swimming, seen against the light.

What is available in the immediate area

Götene centre has acitizens' office, library, social services office, pharmacy, cinema, indoor swimming pool, churches, football pitch with artificial grass, gym, cafés and restaurants. In Götene centre, most things can be bought in our shops. There is a second-hand shop with furniture, clothes and household goods.

The centre of Götene

If you book an appointment with Försäkringskassan, they will come to Götene from their nearest office in Lidköping. You can speak to Arbetsförmedlingen via computer – their office is in Skara. The municipality has a Labour Market Unit that provides extra support to the unemployed, and an Integration Group that is involved with the reception of refugee families and unaccompanied children and young people arriving as refugees.

Centrumhuset, the town hall in Götene

Childcare

There are nursery schools in Götene, Hällekis, Lundsbrunn and Källby. There are both family nursery schools and independent nursery schools. Götene centre also has the open nursery school Familjecentrum.

Playground at a preschool in Götene, with children playing

Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

Götene has schools for children aged between 6 and 15 years. Hällekis, Källby and Lundsbrunn have schools for children aged between 6 and 12 years. Upper secondary schools are available in the towns around Götene. Most attend upper secondary school in Lidköping or Skara.

Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

Education opportunities

Götene municipality collaborates with Lidköping municipality for Swedish for Immigrants (SfI) and adult education. These take place at Campus Lidköping, which also offers certain further education programmes. The nearest university is in Skövde.

Health and medical care

The Centrum house in Götene has two medical centres, Närhälsan medical centre and Kinnekullehälsan medical centre. There is also an ante-natal clinic, child healthcare clinic and dental clinic here. The nearest hospital with an accident and emergency department are in Skövde and Lidköping.

Interpreter assistance

There is interpreter assistance for all languages.

Public transport

Götene municipality lies along the E20 between Mariestad and Skara. National road 44 takes you from Götene to Lidköping and on to Uddevalla. The Kinnekulletåget train stops in Källby and Hällekis. From there, you can travel to both Göteborg and to Stockholm. Bus routes go via Götene, Källby, Lundsbrunn on to Lidköping, Skara and Mariestad, where you can change to another bus or train for further travel.​

Work and entrepreneurship

There are several major workplaces in the municipality. Götene is close to several towns with large workplaces.