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Malmö is a City and a Municipality in southern Sweden, in the county of Skåne. It is the largest city in Sweden after Stockholm and Gothenburg and the seat of residence for the county.

Malmö kommun
CityMalmö (1250)
CountySkåne County
Historical ProvinceScania
 - Total
Ranked 258th
154 km²
 - Total (1999)
 - Density
Ranked 3rd
1675.8/km² (4th)

Table of contents
1 History
2 Politics
3 Geography
4 Economy
5 Universities
6 Heraldry
7 Sites of interest
8 Sports teams
9 Notable natives
10 Miscellaneous topics
11 External Links


Main article: History of Malmö


Main article: Politics of Malmö


Main article: Geography of Malmö

Malmö is known in Sweden as the City of parks and there are a lot of them, the largest two being Pildammsparken and Kungsparken. Since 2000 a bridge crosses Öresund to Copenhagen on the southcoast of Malmö called the Oresund Bridge. It was opened in 2000, and is quite beautiful when it rises out of the sea-fog in the mornings and evenings. There are trains every 20 minutes connecting Malmö and Copenhagen with connections to the Copenhagen Metro, inaugurated on Oct 19, 2002.


Main article: Economy of Malmö

The economy of Malmö was traditionally based on shipbuilding and construction related industries, such as concrete factories. The region's leading university, with associated hi-tech and pharmaceutical industry, is placed in nearby Lund. As a result, Malmö had a troubled economic situation following the mid 1970s. However, during the last few years there has finally been a revival. Contributing factors have been the economic integration brought about by the bridge, a new university and a wave of immigration.


Main article: Universities in Sweden

Malmö has the country's eighth largest teaching site (Malmö Högskola), established 1998, with 1300 employees and 21000 students (2003).


Main article: Heraldry of Skåne

The city arms were granted in 1437 by King Eric of Pomerania. The arms of Pomerania is argent with a griffin gules, which gave the griffin's head to Malmö. The coat of arms for the city has also served as the basis for the arms of the province of Scania and Skåne County, with differentiation in colors. Blazon: "Argent, a Griffin's head erased Gules, crowned Or".

Sites of interest

The city is gaining in popularity as a tourist destination. It retains much historical charm, with an 'old town' section filled with small shops. There is a big festival, Malmöfestivalen, in August every year when the streets in the centre are filled with people. For history buffs there is a castle, housing a small city museum and a fairly large art gallery. There are many other, smaller museums as well.

Sports teams

Notable natives

Miscellaneous topics

Great nightlife - lots of good bands tend to play at various venues or in the many plazas. It is centered around essentially two places; Lilla Torg (Small Square) is encircled by trendy pubs and upmarket night clubs, while Möllevångstorget (The square at the mill meadow) houses run-down "slum pubs" as well as hang-outs for artists and musicians, and good opportunities for live music.

External Links

Municipalities of Skåne:
Bjuv  |  Bromölla  |  Burlöv  |  Båstad  |  Eslöv  |  Helsingborg  |  Hässleholm  |  Höganäs
Hörby  |  Höör  |  Klippan  |  Kristianstad  |  Kävlinge  |  Landskrona  |  Lomma  |  Lund  |  Malmö
Osby  |  Perstorp  |  Simrishamn  |  Sjöbo  |  Skurup  |  Staffanstorp  |  Svalöv  |  Svedala  |  Tomelilla
Trelleborg  |  Vellinge  |  Ystad  |  Åstorp  |  Ängelholm  |  Örkelljunga  |  Östra Göinge

Counties of Sweden  |  Sweden