Living in Essunga municipality
Essunga municipality is a genuine agricultural region. Thus many residents work in green industries, while many others work in local industrial companies such as Dahrén AB in Jonslund, Landqvists Mekaniska in Fåglum or Främmestadverken in Främmestad. We’re strategically located in the center of the county and enjoy a favorable business climate. We have small, pleasant schools in several places in the municipality, and extensive childcare.
Essunga municipality is located south of Lake Vänern, a little under one hour northeast of Gothenburg by car. Within a 48-kilometer radius there are around 1.3 million people, six colleges and 12 towns.
Moving to Essunga
The municipality has a variety of housing types in a glorious rural setting. Several local property companies offer well-maintained apartments, and there are opportunities to build your dream home on newly released lots. The proximity to major towns and the expansion of the E20 makes the municipality’s location attractive for anyone looking to establish a business.
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Working in Essunga
Essunga’s strength is in being one of Sweden’s smallest municipalities!
We work transparently across departmental boundaries and in networks with other municipalities and companies. This provides an overall perspective for employees and residents alike.
Also, several major industries are investing heavily and expanding, such as Dahrén AB, Främmestadverken and Landqvists Mekaniska.
Education in Essunga
Schools in Essunga
Preschool and educational care
Essunga municipality has five preschools, and there are after-school centers next to the elementary schools. As of the fall semester in the year your child turns three, the municipality offers 15 hours per week free of charge. Once your child begins preschool, you can apply for a place at the after-school center if you are working or studying. While the municipality has no independent preschool, care is available under the auspices of the Solåker educational economic association.
School, grades 1–9 and after-school center
Essunga municipality has three schools for grades 1–5: Bredöl’s, Jonslund’s and Nossebro schools. The municipality has a school for grades 6–9 located in Nossebro regional center. An entirely new school and preschool are scheduled for completion in Jonslund in a few years. All pupils belong to a school unit according to the catchment area they live in. All three schools in the municipality have after-school centers. Children may use after-school centers until the end of the spring semester in which they turn 13.
School kitchens aim to prepare as much food as possible from scratch, putting their guests at the center and serving lunch in pleasant, peaceful settings that convey joy and a sense that school lunch is a time of day to look forward to. Every day there are one or two hot dishes at every school, and a fresh produce buffet with at least five types of salad, hard bread, butter, milk and water. All of the meat served by Essunga municipality is Swedish. Also, more than 40 percent of the food is organic. A major part of the food is locally produced. We make all mashed potato from scratch using genuine, locally produced butter, milk and potatoes.
Essunga municipality offers high school places in neighboring towns where there is a great variety of different programs. Youths from Essunga municipality can apply for high school education through the Gymnasium Skaraborg student admissions office. Regarding high school education, the municipality has collaboration agreements with Utbildning Skaraborg, Kunskapsförbundet Väst (the municipalities of Trollhättan and Vänersborg), Vårgårda municipality and Region Västra Götaland. This means students are counted as first-choice applicants to the national programs available there. Students may apply anywhere in the country for programs not on offer in our collaboration area. This also applies to independent high schools and courses with national recruitment.
Adult education in Essunga municipality takes place through Campus Västra Skaraborg at the Learning Center in Nossebro. Students can study here at different levels: elementary school, high school, vocational college, university and Swedish for immigrants. They can take courses or complete programs.
Things to do in Essunga
Clubs and associations
There is a great variety of associations and clubs that cater for many different sports and cultural interests. Essunga riding association with its major facility in Nossebro is well known for its inclusive activities and well-attended competitions. Other interests covered by clubs and associations include table tennis, shooting, dance, movies, theater, orienteering, soccer, martial arts, scouting, padel, golf and group exercise.
(phone) +46 (0)512-570 00
SE-465 82 Nossebro, SWEDEN