3 Malmö Municipality

Malmö Municipality

Malmö Municipality
Malmö kommun
—  Municipality  —

Coat of arms
Country Sweden
County Skåne County
Seat Malmö
 – Mayor Ilmar Reepalu (S)
 – Total 335.14 km2 (129.4 sq mi)
 – Land 155.56 km2 (60.1 sq mi)
 – Water 179.58 km2 (69.3 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2010.
Population (June 30, 2010)[2]
 – Total 296,169
 – Density 883.7/km2 (2,288.8/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 – Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code
ISO 3166 code SE
Province Scania
Municipal code 1280
Website www.malmo.se

Malmö Municipality (Swedish: Malmö kommun or Malmö stad) is a municipality in Skåne County in Sweden. Its seat is located in the city of Malmö.

When the first Swedish local government acts were implemented in 1863 the old City of Malmö was made one of the country's 88 city municipalities and the first city council was elected. The municipal territory has been augmented through amalgamations in 1911, 1915, 1931, 1935, 1952, 1967 and finally in 1971. In 1971 the city was also converted into a municipality of unitary type, like all others in Sweden. Malmö Municipality, however, calls itself Malmö Stad (City of Malmö) in all cases when it is legally possible. This is a decision taken by the municipal assembly. It is purely nominal and has no effect on the legal status of the municipality.


Urban areas

There are 8 urban areas (also called a Tätort or locality) in Malmö Municipality.

In the table the urban areas are listed according to the size of the population as of December 31, 2005. The municipal seat is in bold characters.

# Locality Population
1 Malmö 258,020
2 Oxie 9,225
3 Bunkeflostrand 6,874
4 Tygelsjö 1,862
5 Kristineberg 1,076
6 Södra Klagshamn 975
7 Vintrie 338
8 Västra Klagstorp 266

A small part of Malmö urban area is situated in Burlöv Municipality.

City districts

Following the 1996 City District Reform (Swedish stadsdelsreformen), Malmö Municipality is divided into the following 10 city districts (Swedish stadsdel), which manage public kindergartens, schools, and geriatric care within their geographical areas, and provide funds for local cultural and recreational activities.

Tsujigiri - Malmo stadsdelar.png
Inhabitants as of January 1, 2006
Oxie 10 846
Limhamn-Bunkeflo 33 737
Rosengård 21 447
Kirseberg 13 869
Husie 18 236
Fosie 39 614
Hyllie 30 711
Södra Innerstaden 32 089
Västra Innerstaden 31 210
Centrum 38 233
Västra hamnen, in the north part of the municipality

Local government

The city hall. In the background the spire of Saint Peter's Church.

The municipal legislative body of the municipality is the 61-member municipal assembly (kommunfullmäktige), elected by proportional representation for a four-year term. The assembly appoints the municipality's main governing bodies, the 11-member executive committee (kommunstyrelsen) and the 8 governing commissioners. The executive committee and the commissioners are headed by the Mayor (kommunstyrelsens ordförande).

The Mayor of the City of Malmö has since 1995 been Ilmar Reepalu, of the Social Democratic Party.[3]

International relations

Twin towns — sister cities

As of 2011, Malmö has town twinning treaties or treaties of co-operation signed with 12 cities. Of these, cooperation is closest with Newcastle, Tallinn, the province of Chieti and with Vaasa.

The complete list of cities is the following:[4]

See also


Coordinates: 55°35′N 13°02′E / 55.583°N 13.033°E / 55.583; 13.033

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