Svenljunga

Last updated: 8 11 2019

In Svenljunga we have the advantages of the small municipality – closeness to each other, to the ideas and to the decisions. Enjoy swimming and fishing in our 300 lakes, or ramble through lovely countryside.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

10,713

Size by area

920 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Borås 35 km
  • Jönköping 87 km
  • Göteborg 93 km
View from the lake towards houses and woods in Svenljunga.

Welcome to the southernmost municipality in Västra Götaland county. Tranquil nature is nearby, but so is the big city vibe. Svenljunga municipality – we offer the best in life!

Housing

The biggest landlord is Svenljunga bostäder with about 500 flats spread around the municipality. There are also a number of private property owners, and the companies Kindfast and Bofast.

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Language groups in the locality

The big language groups are Somali, Arabic and Persian.

Associations and organisations

Svenljunga municipality has a large civil society, with associations for sports, culture, society and more. The Church of Sweden and several other Christian communions are active in the municipality. Ethnic and religious associations of other religions can be found in the Borås area.

Adults and children in a small boat.

What is available in the immediate area

The central community of Svenljunga has a municipal office, an employment agency, a library, supermarkets, a pharmacy, a medical care centre, dental clinics, clothes shops, a hardware store, a furniture shop, a police office and more. Mjöbäck and Kalv also have supermarkets.

What is available in the immediate area

Childcare

There are municipal preschools in Svenljunga, Hillared, Holsljunga, Håcksvik, Mjöbäck, Sexdrega, Mårdaklev, Östra Frölunda and Överlida. In Svenljunga there is also a preschool which is run by a parents' cooperative.

Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

Svenljunga has ten comprehensive schools with teaching from preschool class until year 9. Most of the municipality's communities have an F-6 school, for preschool class until year 6. All pupils in years 7-9 are taught at Mogaskolan in the central community.

Svenljunga municipality does not run its own upper secondary school, but Naturbruksgymnasiet Svenljunga is an upper secondary school run by Region Västra Götaland. Otherwise pupils can choose between schools in Borås, Mark, Tranemo or in some other municipality – or one of the region's six nature management schools (naturbruksgymnasier). Pupils who lack qualifications for upper secondary school can do introductory programmes in Svenljunga.

Naturbruksgymnasiet Svenljunga is the region's centre for experiences of the woods and of nature, and offers programmes in forestry, horse husbandry, hunting, game preservation and nature guiding. At Region Västra Götaland's other nature management schools you can choose programmes in horse husbandry, harness racing, working with dogs, animal care or farming.

Education opportunities

Sfi, civic information courses and more are offered in Svenljunga. Municipal adult education offers courses to anyone who lives in the municipality and wants to do adult education at the secondary or upper secondary level.

Health and medical care

There are medical care centres in Svenljunga and Östra Frölunda.

Interpreter assistance

Interpreting help is available for contacts with public authorities.

Public transport

Västtrafik has a number of bus lines in the municipality.

Work and entrepreneurship

In the municipality or within commuting distance of it are big employers such as Elmo Leather AB, Vokes Air AB, Blåkläder AB, Startrading AB, Mjöbäcks Entreprenad AB, Västkuststugan AB, Texrep Sweden AB, Berendsen Safety och Textilservice AB, Ajab Smide AB and ICA.