Welcome to Örebro
Örebro is a beautiful town in the very heart of Sweden. The population of almost 143,000 makes it the seventh largest town in the country. Among the residents are immigrants from around 165 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 servicesmeet 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. 40 municipal compulsory schools, 15 indipendent schools 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.
Örebro lies in the centre of Sweden and is the country´s seventh largest municipality. The city is 750 years old 2015. Some 143,000 people live in the municipality. Sixteen per cent of these have a background outside Sweden and 165 different nationalities are represented.
How is the municipality governed?
The municipality is governed by the Municipal council, which is made up of representatives of the political parties. The number of representatives from each party is decided by how many votes the party gets from the citizens in an election every four years.
Our Immigrant Services give advice and information in various languages during office hours, Mondays to Fridays. This is at City Library, Näbbtorgsgatan 12. Phone 019-21 41 62.
School and education
Örebro has approximately more than 40 nine-year compulsory schools and some independet schools for children aged 6–15 and many children go to preschool before that. From the compulsory school most young people go on to upper secondary school and there are sixteen such schools in Örebro. There are also schools here for young people with visual and hearing disabilities. Örebro University has approximately 17,000 students.
There are a number of libraries in Örebro with newspapers, magazines and books in various languages. The largest is Stadsbibliotek in the city centre and there are smaller libraries in many parts of the city.
Attractions and facilities
There are many things worth seeing in Örebro. The old castle stands on an island in the river (Svartån) in the city centre, and in beautiful Stadsparken you will find Wadköping, an open-air museum with old timber houses. The water tower Svampen gives you views of the whole of Örebro.
Örebro has four indoor swimming pools and keep fit centres: Brickebackens bad, Eyrabadet, Hagabadet and Gustavsvik.
Wherever you live in Örebro you are close to parks and unspoiled countryside. The lake Hjälmaren is a couple of kilometres from the city centre. There are nature reserves on both sides of the mouth of Svartån, with excellent paths for cycling or walking. Naturens hus on the north side has a café and restaurant that are open all year round. To the west is Kilsbergen, with many areas for outdoor activities. You can reach different parts of Örebro and district easily by bike or bus.