Enköping

Last updated: 21 7 2020

Enköping municipality offers quality and opportunities for work and leisure in a historical environment. Enköping is prettily located by Lake Mälaren and has three international airports within an hour’s journey from the central town. Good communications with Stockholm, Uppsala and Västerås means they are within comfortable commuting distance. In addition to this, Enköping has 38 towns within a 120 km radius, which has given the town the epithet “Sweden’s nearest town”.

Facts about the municipality

Population numbers

44,429

Size by area

1,324 km²

Distance to larger towns

  • Stockholm 78 km
  • Uppsala 49 km
  • Örebro 127 km

Housing

Enköping municipality consists of the population centres Enköping, Örsundsbro, Hummelsta, Grillby, Fjärdhundra, Bredsand, Lillkyrka and Haga. The municipality has 44,429 inhabitants and is located in the south-western part of Uppsala county. The municipal housing company Enköpings Hyresbostäder manages around 2,500 homes throughout the municipality.

Language groups in the locality

The municipality offers first language teaching in Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian, Turkish, Russian, Turkmen, Arabic, Somali, Tigrinya, Persian, Pashtu, Polish, Kirundi, Spanish, Thai, English, Finnish, Greek, Syrian and German.

Teaching of other languages may be offered if there are more than five pupils within the language group.

Associations and organisations

Enköping municipality offers a broad range of sports and cultural associations. You can find more information on the municipality's website, which also includes contact information.

What is available in the immediate area

In Enköping you have access to both shops and other services. Libraries are located in Örsundsbro, Grillby and Fjärdhundra as well as in Enköping.

Childcare

There are 41 municipal and private nursery schools in the municipality.

Compulsory schools and upper secondary schools

There are 19 municipal and private comprehensive schools in the municipality, and also Westerlundska upper secondary school.

Education opportunities

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.

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Health and medical care

Within the municipality you'll find a number of different forms of care. Here there are amongst other things a welfare centre for general issues and access to child care, antenatal care and dental care. On the municipality's website you can find more information about who you can turn to for different areas of care.

Interpreter assistance

With all contact with the authorities, the municipality and health services, you are entitled to interpreting help if you do not speak or understand Swedish. This is booked in advance of the actual meeting.

Public transport

Buses from Enköping to Uppsala and Västerås depart several times per hour.

Work and entrepreneurship

With around 2,700 registered companies, Enköping offers a varied labour market. Traditionally, business has been based on small and medium-sized companies within the engineering sector, but also agriculture and associated sectors are of great importance. Currently, almost 800 businesses operate within the green sectors in the municipality.