is a town in Gävle Municipality
, Gävleborg County
with about 7,000 inhabitants. It is situated south-west of Gävle
itself and could be considered a suburb of the city.
Valbo is known for the large shopping mall Valbo köpcentrum and for being the birthplace for the Nobel Prize laureate The (Theodor) Svedberg.
Valbo is also a parish
within the Church of Sweden
, which has 11,600 members in the town and surrounding area in the eastern part of Gävle Municipality
- Sofiedalskolan (Sofiedal School) Is an upper (senior) level of compulsory school and it's located in the central parts of Valbo and it has around 550 students, The school also have an intermediate level and also the first three years of compulsory school for students.
- Ludvigsbergsskolan (Ludvigsberg School) is located in the central parts of Valbo and it has the first three years of compulsory school for students and also an intermediate level. The school has around 400 students.
- Alborga skola (Alborga School) is located in the north of Valbo and it has the first three years of compulsory school for students with about 100 students
Häcklingeskolan (Häcklinge School) was closed in 2005 and the students were transported to the Sofiedal school