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Full nameMalmö
Official nameMalmö
MottoMångfald, Möten, Möjligheter
(Eng.: Diversity, Meetings, Possibilities)
CountySkåne County
MunicipalityMalmö Municipality and
Burlöv Municipality
Charter13th century
Total Area129.4 sq mi (335.14 km2)
Land Area60 sq mi (155.56 km2)
Water Area69.3 sq mi (179.58 km2)
Urban Area29.6 sq mi (76.81 km2)
Metro Area978.8 sq mi (2535.76 km2)
Total Population300515 (30 June 2011)
Density (pop.)1931.8/km2 (5003.4/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)280415
Metro (pop.)658704
Other information
Time zoneCET (UTC+1)
- Summer (DST)CEST (UTC+2)

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Malmö (-svˈmalːˈmøː-sv-Malmö, in the southernmost province of Scania, is the third most populous city in Sweden, after Stockholm and Gothenburg.

Malmö is the seat of Malmö Municipality and the capital of Skåne County. The administrative entity for most of the city is Malmö Municipality which has 300,515 inhabitants in eight different localities, with 30% being of foreign origin (either born outside of Sweden or having both parents born abroad). Malmö is also a bimunicipal locality, as part of it is Burlöv Municipality. The total population of the urban area was 280,415 by the start of 2011.

Greater Malmö is one of Sweden's three officially recognized Metropolitan areas and since 2005 is defined by the municipality of Malmö and 11 other municipalities in the southwestern corner of Scania. On 30 June 2008, its population was recorded to be 628,388. The region covers an area of 2535.76 km2 (2535760000 m2). The municipalities included, apart from Malmö, are Burlöv, Eslöv, Höör, Kävlinge, Lomma, Lund, Skurup, Staffanstorp, Svedala, Trelleborg and Vellinge. Lund, with a municipal population of over 100,000 and home to one of Scandinavia's major universities, is together with Malmö the region's economic and education hub.

Malmö was one of the earliest and most industrialized towns of Scandinavia, but it struggled with the adaptation to post-industrialism. Since the construction of the Öresund bridge, Malmö has undergone a major transformation with impressive architectural developments, attracting new biotech and IT companies, and particularly students through Malmö University College. The city contains many historic buildings and parks, and is also a commercial centre for the western part of Scania. During the last few years a university college (Malmö University) has been established and the city is now trying to focus on education, arts and culture. Malmö was ranked #4 in Grist Magazines "15 Green Cities" list in 2007.

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