Ludvika

Last updated: 2 12 2019

Ludvika municipality is in southern Dalarna. Here you are close to magnificent natural surroundings that invite to an active leisure life. In Ludvika centre, you are close to all the services you need.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

26,978

Size by area

1,648 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Borlänge 43 km
  • Falun 63 km
  • Västerås 111 km
  • Örebro 117 km
Vy över bostadsområden i Ludvika.

Here you live in a secure environment, you children can attend nursery schools and schools of high quality, and you can become part of a lively association scene. Ludvika is also an expanding municipality with many strong companies – with a clear ambition to continue growing. A train and bus station in Ludvika centre has good connections to Stockholm and other major cities. The municipality has many years of positive experience of receiving refugees and integration. Ludvika inhabitants are open, welcoming and regard a multi-cultural society as a strength.

Housing

The refugee reception in Ludvika works actively to prevent housing segregation. The municipality has wide variety of housing. You can find flats to rent, tenant-owner flats, single-family houses and farms. If you want to rent a flat, there are links and telephone number to various agencies on the municipality's website.

Language groups in the locality

Apart from Swedish and English, which most Ludvika inhabitants speak, the largest language is Arabic. Other languages are Persian, Dari, Tigrinya, Somali, Thai, Dutch, Russian and more.

Associations and organisations

In Ludvika municipality there are as many associations as there are lakes and watercourses – around 370 associations are listed in our association register. Associations are represented by everything from large associations to small village associations.

What is available in the immediate area

Frändskapshuset is a meeting place for Swedes and immigrants, irrespective of their background. Here everyone is welcome who wants to meet and socialise, get to know each other and exchange experiences – social, linguistic and cultural.

Frändskapshuset is a tool for shortening the distance between each other and make it a bit easier to meet. It has a rich and varied range of activities, such as women's meetings, lectures, "Babel", cultural café, immigrant services, social information, interpreter agency and association information.

Barnomsorg

The municipality offers a school system for those who are at home with children. The municipality has teaching facilities such as preschools and family day nurseries for children aged between 1 and 5 years. See the municipality's website for more information.

Grund- och gymnasieskolor

The schools in Ludvika consist of pre-school class, comprehensive school (years 1–9) and special school. We have 18 comprehensive schools with around 2,600 pupils in years pre-school–9, and two special comprehensive schools with 33 pupils in years 1–10.

There are two upper secondary schools in the municipality, Västerbergslagens utbildningscentrum (VBU), which is a municipal association between Ludvika municipality and Smedjebacken municipality, and the privately-owned ABB industrigymnasium.

Utbildningsmöjligheter

The municipality offers different types of adult education and Swedish for immigrants, sfi. On the municipality's website you can read more about the available opportunities.

Klassrum på komvux med elever och lärare.

Hälso- och sjukvård

In Ludvika, the municipality want everybody to feel well. If you become ill, injured or want advice, you should get help to find what you need. The county council is responsible for most of the health and medical care you have access to. You should contact the county council if you become ill.

Tolkhjälp

The municipality has an interpreter agency intended for inhabitants in the municipality with foreign background, who lack sufficient knowledge of Swedish to make social contacts. We offer interpreting, translation, messaging service and training of interpreter users.

Kommunikationer

Located just two hours from Stockholm, 110 km from Västerås and 120 km from Örebro, Ludvika is an attractive place to work and live.

Två personer som leder sina cyklar över en täckt gångbro.

Arbete och företagande

The ABB companies are the largest employer in the municipality, with around 2,700 employees. Thereafter follows Ludvika municipality, with around 2,500 employees. You can read more about the municipality as an employer and about vacant positions available on the municipality's website.

Ludvika provides great support for those who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs. There is a business unit at the municipality that can help to smoothly handle the permits that may be needed.​​​