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Malmö is one of the biggest cities in Sweden. It lies in the southern part of Sweden, in the province of Scania. It is the third most populous city in the country. Greater Malmö is one of Sweden’s three officially recognized Metropolitan areas.

It received it rights in the 13th century, until 1658 it belonged to Denmark. Malmö is the seat of Malmö Municipality. However, the city is bimunicipal as part of it is Burlöv Municipality.

The city covers the area of 335.14 square kilometers, urban area is 71.76 square kilometers. Malmö is part of the transnational Oresund Region. On July 1, 2000 Oresund Bridge was opened. It connects Sweden and Denmark.

Malmö has quite mild oceanic climate (due to the Gulf Stream). Because of its northern latitude, daylight extends 17 hours in midsummer, to only around 7 hours in midwinter. Summers are warm and pleasant with temperatures up to 21 °C, winters are cold, temperatures are between -3 to 4 ° C. Rainfall is light and snow occurs from December to March, but the snow cover usually does not last.

The population of Malmö is around 290,000 with the density of 1,842 inhabitants per square kilometer. The number of people living in the urban area is 258,000; the density is 3,596. 30 % of Malmö citizens were born abroad. It has the highest number of immigrants per capita in Sweden. Most of the immigrants are from Irque, Denmark and former Yugoslavia. There were 171 different nationalities represented in Malmö in 2007.

Malmö has its own airport, used by low-cost carriers, domestic destinations and charter flights. Besides that Oresundtrains cross Oresund Bridge every 20 minutes connecting Malmö to Copenhagen, and the Copenhagen Airport. The motorway system of Malmö has been incorporated with the Oresund Bridge. Malmö has 410 kilometres of bike paths, as approximately 40% of all commuting is done by bicycle. The city has 2 industrial harbours and two marinas.

The economy of Malmö was traditionally based on shipbuilding (Kockums) and construction related industries, such as concrete factories. When compared to other Swedish cities, Malmö has quite a large unemployment rate. One of the biggest companies is Skanska (heavy constructions).

The oldest parts of Malmö were built between 1300-1600. The central city's layout, as well as some of its oldest buildings, is from this time (St Peter's church, Tunneln, Malmö Castle). Many of the smaller buildings from this period are typical Scanian: two story urban houses that show a strong Danish influence. In the mid 19th century Malmö became a modern stone and brick city a number of Jugendstil buildings for which the city is known, including the Malmö synagogue. Among the new buildings towers the Turning Torso, a spectacular twisting skyscraper, 190 metres tall.

There are three universities in Malmö and its Metropolitan area: Malmö Högskola, Lund University and UN World Maritime University. To the most famous sports venues belong Swedbank Stadion, Skate Park, Malmö Arena and Malmö Stadion. Dominating sport is football (Malmö FF), followed by ice-hockey (Malmö Redhawks). The nickname "The City of Parks" speaks for itself, not to mention the long sandy beach of Ribersborg (also called "the Scandinavian Copacabana")

One of the trivia about Malmö is that women have officially been given permission to swim topless in public swimming pools of the city.

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