Malmö Kommun

Metropolitan region on the Oresund

The municipality of Malmö has over 300,000 inhabitants and consists mainly of the city of Malmö. Malmö is the provincial capital of Skåne County and with approximately 280,000 inhabitants, the third largest city in Sweden.

In terms of population, Malmö kommun is the third largest municipality in Sweden. With nearly 2,000 inhabitants per km², it is the fourth of the most densely populated municipalities. Malmö kommun is together with the municipalities Skurup, Svedala, Trelleborg and Vellinge situated in the ancient cultural landscape Söderslätt, a flat plane in the southwest of the province of Skåne, whose arable soils belongs to the most fruitful in Europe.

Malmo is often described as multicultural. About 36 % of the population are immigrants, from over 160 different nations. The largest group here are immigrants from Iraq, followed closely by Denmark, Yugoslavia and Poland.