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Malmö Municipality

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Area  332.64 km2

Mayor  Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh (S)

Malmö Municipality (Swedish: Malmö kommun [²malːmøː kɔˈmuːn]), or City of Malmö (Malmö stad [²malːmøː ˈstɑːd]), is a municipality in Scania, the southernmost Swedish province.


Map of Malmö-Municipality

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.

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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 nine urban areas (also called a tätort or locality) and four smaller localities (småorter) in the municipality.

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.

City districts

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

There are 136 neighbourhoods.

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

Local government

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 municipal commissioner (kommunstyrelsens ordförande) or "mayor". The mayor is Katrin Stjernfeldt Jammeh of the Social Democratic Party.

There are seven political parties represented in the council elected in 2014: Social Democratic Party (21 seats), Moderate Party (14), Sweden Democrats (9), Green Party (6), Left Party (6), Liberal People's Party (3) and Feminist Initiative (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:


Malmö Municipality Wikipedia

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