Limhamns kalkbrott

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Limhamns kalkbrott
Limhamns kalkbrott mars 2015-1.jpg
Coordinates: 55°34′05″N 12°56′10″E / 55.56806°N 12.93611°E / 55.56806; 12.93611Coordinates: 55°34′05″N 12°56′10″E / 55.56806°N 12.93611°E / 55.56806; 12.93611
Country Sweden
Province Skåne
County Skåne County
Municipality Malmö Municipality
Borough of Malmö Limhamn-Bunkeflo
Population (1 January 2011)[1]
 • Total 181
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Limhamns kalkbrott (Limhamn limestone quarry) or Kalkbrottet (the limestone quarry) is situated near Malmö, in the Borough of Limhamn-Bunkeflo, Malmö Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden.

The quarry was opened in 1866, and it is one of the largest open-pit mines in Northern Europe, measuring 1300 by 800 meters, with a depth of 65 meters. A railway line connects the quarry to the cement factory in Limhamn port, with about two kilometers of the railway connection going in a tunnel (opened in 1968) to reduce air pollution. Mining of limestone in the quarry ceased in 1994.


Abandoned factory building
Aerial view


  1. ^ "Befolkning i stadsdelar och delområden" (in Swedish). Malmö stad. Retrieved 10 September 2011.