Malmö, Skåne County, Scania Province, Sweden

🇸🇪 Malmö is the largest city in the Swedish county of Scania. It is the third-largest city in Sweden, and the sixth-largest city in Scandinavia. The Malmö Metropolitan Region forms part of the Öresund region, which includes Copenhagen.

Malmö was one of the earliest and most industrialised towns in Scandinavia, and since the completion of the Öresund Bridge, Malmö has undergone a major transformation, producing new architectural developments, supporting new biotech and IT companies, and attracting students through Malmö University and other higher education facilities. The city contains many historic buildings and parks, and is also a commercial centre for the western part of Skåne County. It is also home to Malmö FF, the Swedish football club with the most national championships and the only Nordic club to have reached the European Cup final. Malmö has a very mild climate for the latitude and normally remains above freezing in winter, with prolonged snow cover being rare.

The economy of Malmö was traditionally based on shipbuilding (Kockums) and construction-related industries, such as concrete factories. The region's leading university, along with its associated hi-tech and pharmaceutical industries, is located in Lund about 16 km (10 miles) to the north-east.

Among the largest companies in Malmö are: Skanska – heavy construction; Nobina – transport; PostNord – postal services; Pågen – bakery; IKEA – furniture. Almost 30 companies have moved their headquarters to Malmö recently generating around 2,300 jobs. Among them are IKEA who has most of its headquarters functions based in Malmö.

The number of start-up companies is high in Malmö. Around 7 new companies are started every day in Malmö. Especially strong growth is in the gaming area with Massive entertainment and King being the flagship companies for the industry. Among the industries that continue to increase their share of companies in Malmö are transport, financial and business services, entertainment, leisure and construction.

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Malmö was ranked #323 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Malmö has a population of over 344,166 people. Malmö also forms the centre of the wider Malmö metropolitan area which has a population of over 700,000 people. Malmö is the #23 hipster city in the world, with a hipster score of 6.1213 according to the Hipster Index which evaluates and ranks the major cities of the world according to the number of vegan eateries, coffee shops, tattoo studios, vintage boutiques, and record stores. Malmö is ranked #137 for startups with a score of 4.27.

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