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Örebro is a beautiful town in the very heart of Sweden. The population of about 135 000 makes it the seventh largest town in the country. Among the residents are immigrants from around 150 different countries.
With its closeness to Stockholm (200 km), Gothenburg and Oslo (both 300 km) it is a natural logistical centre of Scandinavia. Its attractive position makes Örebro a multifaceted business region and an ideal place for conferences and trade fairs. The infrastructure is good with a Travel Centre for trains and buses as well as Örebro Airport.
Örebro is the Town of Cycling in Sweden. Cycling in Örebro is easy. There are a lot of cycle lanes and in several places it is possible to hire a low cost municipal bike.
Örebro offers many interesting tourist attractions, the most famous being the castle, which dates back to the 13th century. Örebro has a rich cultural life with the County Theatre, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra which performs at the Concert Hall, museums and galleries. We offer you a wide range of sporting and leisure activities in the town, in the mountains and by Lake Hjälmaren — the fourth largest lake in Sweden. Tourist information .
Municipal services meet the needs of the citizens, such as education, care facilities for all ages and for disabled, immigration services and free advice in many areas, for instance consumer advice. 60 nine year compulsory schools, seven upper secondary schools with different profiles and a university, make it easy to obtain high quality education. Furthermore Örebro is a centre of knowledge relating to communication disabilities, having schools for the deaf and hearing impaired.
The university, with its diversity of courses attracts students from all over Sweden and receives exchange students from different countries. Örebro University Hospital (USÖ) is one of the major specialist hospitals in Sweden.
The quality of life is high in Örebro, although there is a need to reduce the differences in health, education and participation in the development of society, to obtain a sustainable development.