Gävle, centrally located by the Baltic sea on the east coast of Sweden, has been a city for over 500 years. The city has a long tradition of trading, fishing and shipbuilding. Today, Gävle has grown into a modern and vibrant city by the sea with 95500 inhabitants.
Gävle is the capital of the county of Gävleborg and benefits from a strategic location. The city is the logistic hub for central Sweden with good transport and communications infrastructure; train, motorways, port (largest container port on the east coast of Sweden) and the airport of Arlanda as well as broadband for regional, national and international connections.
Gävle has a diverse economy with both international companies as well as a significant group of small businesses. The region is based on traditional forestry and steel industry and more recent ICT, logistics, tourism and green technologies. Gävle is also one of Sweden’s oldest commercial cities with a very strong trade index. As the administrative centre of the region, Gävle has a large public sector.
The University of Gävle was established in 1977 and has all the advantages of a young and growing centre for higher education. 13000 students are registered at the University of Gävle within the three faculties: Education and Business Studies, Health and Occupational Studies, Engineering and Sustainable Development.
The Technology Park of Gävle is home to a significant number of growth companies, Future Position X – our world leading geographical information cluster and the regional incubator Movexum. Gävle has a long history in the development of mobile internet, smart home and geographical information systems.
Gävle is a green city, Winner of the European Mobility Week Award 2009 and host of ECOMM 2013. The city has a flourishing cultural life and offers a wide range of leisure activities.
Film about Gävle: http://www.gavle.se/PageFiles/923/huvudfilm_eng.wmv
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