Östra Göinge is the borderland where the Småland forests meet the flatlands of Skåne. Nature is varied with forests, lakes, meadows and open farmland. Through Östra Göinge flows the mighty Helge River on its way to the sea.
Eastern Göinge municipality is located in the north-eastern part of Skåne. The municipality has eight major urban areas. The extraction and processing of the exclusive black diabase - "Göingesblack gold" – is done in several places within the municipality. This diabase is used for exterior siding and interiors of public spaces, such as art or even tombstones.
The proximity to nature and good connections to major towns in southern Sweden and the continent makes the region a good place to live in.
• About 13 700 people are living in Eastern Göinge
• 80% of these live in one of the larger urban areas
• The municipality's area is 452 square kilometres
Education, housing, employment, entrepreneurship and communications, these are the priorities in the process of getting the Eastern Göinge community to grow with more than 1 000 residents by 2015. Moreover, the objective for the current residents is to enjoy life and also be proud inhabitants!