|• Mayor||Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh (S)|
|• Total||335.14 km2 (129.40 sq mi)|
|• Land||155.56 km2 (60.06 sq mi)|
|• Water||179.58 km2 (69.34 sq mi)|
|Area as of January 1, 2010.|
|Population (June 30, 2012)|
|• Density||880/km2 (2,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|ISO 3166 code||SE|
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, 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.
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.
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.
|Inhabitants as of December 31, 2010|
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).
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)
Twin towns — sister cities
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:
- "Statistiska centralbyrån den 1 januari 2010" (Microsoft Excel) (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2010-08-21.
- "SCB, Befolkningsstatistik 30 juni 2012" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. Retrieved 2010-08-19.
- Source: Malmö City Council
- "Vänorter" (in Swedish). Malmö stad. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
- "MALMÖ/ İSVEÇ".
- "Kaliningrad - Partner Cities". City of Kaliningrad. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
- "SISTER CITIES & TOWNS". Newsletter of the Municipality of Swakopmund. Retrieved 2011-09-01.
- "Kontakty partnerskie Miasta Szczecin". Urząd Miasta Szczecin (in Polish). Archived from the original on 2012-08-18. Retrieved 2013-07-29.