Malmö Municipality

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Malmö Municipality
Malmö kommun
Municipality
Municipal building
Municipal building
Coat of arms of Malmö Municipality
Coat of arms
Malmö Municipality in Scania County.png
Country Sweden
County Skåne County
Seat Malmö
Government
 • Mayor Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh (S)
Area[1]
 • Total 332.64 km2 (128.43 sq mi)
 • Land 156.87 km2 (60.57 sq mi)
 • Water 175.77 km2 (67.87 sq mi)
  Area as of January 1, 2014.
Population (December 31, 2013)[2]
 • Total 312,994
 • Density 940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
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.

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 mergers 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, styles 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.

Localities[edit]

There are nine urban areas (also called a tätort or locality) and four smaller localities (småorter) in the municipality.[3][4]

The localities are listed in the table according to the size of the population in 2010. The municipal seat is in bold characters.

Note that a small part of Malmö (Arlöv) is situated in Burlöv Municipality.

# Locality Population
1 Malmö 270,214
2 Oxie 11,493
3 Bunkeflostrand 10,386
4 Tygelsjö 2,710
5 Södra Klagshamn 1,367
6 Vintrie 670
7 Västra Klagstorp 279
8 Toarp 219
9 Skumparp 205
10 Slättäng 98
10 Lockarp 54
11 Pile-Tygelsjö 52
12 Krumby 52

City districts[edit]

Malmö's city districts.

After a reform on 1 July 2013, Malmö Municipality is divided into five city districts (Swedish: stadsområde).[5][6] They manage public kindergartens, schools, and geriatric care within their geographical areas, and provide funds for local cultural and recreational activities.

Inhabitants as of 1 January 2013[7]
Väster 75,600
Innerstaden 67,900
Norr 62,100
Söder 56,300
Öster 44,300
City districts before July 2013.

Before the reform on July 2013, Malmö Municipality was divided into ten city districts (Swedish: stadsdel) after the 1996 City District Reform (Swedish: stadsdelsreformen).

City district Population[8] Area
(hectare)[9]
Density
(people/km²)
Centrum 47,171 1,757 2,685
Fosie 43,889 1,243 3,531
Limhamn-Bunkeflo 42,646 5,147 829
Södra Innerstaden 34,671 302 11,480
Västra Innerstaden 33,191 465 7,138
Hyllie 32,998 901 3,662
Rosengård 23,563 332 7,097
Husie 20,769 2,948 705
Kirseberg 14,959 640 2,337
Oxie 12,453 2,306 540
Västra hamnen (Norr) on the left and Ribersborgsstranden (Innerstaden) on the right side, separated by Turbinkanalen at the center

Local government[edit]

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 a mayor (kommunstyrelsens ordförande).

The mayor of the municipality is Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh of the Social Democratic Party.[10]

There are seven political parties represented in the council elected in 2010: Socialdemokraterna (22), Moderaterna (17), Folkpartiet (4), Sverigedemokraterna (7), Vänsterpartiet (4), Miljöpartiet (5), Sveriges Pensionärers Intresseparti (2)

International cooperation[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

As of 2011, Malmö has town twinning treaties or treaties of co-operation signed with 13 cities. Of these, cooperation is closest with Newcastle, Tallinn, the province of Chieti and with Vaasa.

The complete list of cities is the following:[11]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statistiska centralbyrån, Kommunarealer den 1 januari 2014" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2014-04-18. 
  2. ^ "SCB, Befolkningsstatistik 31 December 2013" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Folkmängd per tätort och småort 2010, per kommun". Statistics Sweden (in Swedish). 26 June 2013. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Småorter 2010 (Smaller localities 2010)". Statistics Sweden (in Swedish). 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Nystart för ett bättre Malmö". Malmö Municipality (in Swedish). 27 June 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Malmös karta har ritats om". Sydsvenskan (in Swedish). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Malmö in brief". Malmö Municipality. December 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "Befolkningsbokslut Malmö 2012". Malmö Municipality (in Swedish). 17 June 2013. Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Blad1 (Areal)". Malmö Municipality (in Swedish). Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  10. ^ Source: Malmö City Council
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Vänorter" (in Swedish). Malmö stad. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  12. ^ "MALMÖ/ İSVEÇ". 
  13. ^ "Kaliningrad - Partner Cities". City of Kaliningrad. Retrieved 6 November 2013. 
  14. ^ "SISTER CITIES & TOWNS". Newsletter of the Municipality of Swakopmund. Retrieved 2011-09-01. 
  15. ^ "Kontakty partnerskie Miasta Szczecin". Urząd Miasta Szczecin (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2012-08-18. Retrieved 2013-07-29. 

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