Images of Malmö in Sweden, taken in April 2016.
“Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden and the sixth largest in the Nordic countries.
“The earliest written mention of Malmö as a city dates from 1275. It is thought to have been founded a couple of decades earlier, as a fortified quay or ferry berth of the Archbishop of Lund, some 20 kilometres (12 miles) to the north-east. Malmö was for centuries Denmark’s second-biggest city. Its original name was Malmhaug (with alternate spellings), meaning ‘gravel pile’ or ‘ore hill’.
“In the 17th century Malmö and the Scanian region (Skåneland) came under control of Sweden following the Treaty of Roskilde with Denmark, signed in 1658. Fighting continued, however; in June 1677, 14,000 Danish troops laid siege to Malmö for a month, but were unable to defeat the Swedish troops holding it.”
The city has a population of 318,107.
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