Malmo, Lulea

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Malmo, Lulea

Malmo, Sweden
Malmo, Lulea


Port on the coast of the Oresund channel which separates Sweden from Denmark, The country's third largest city after Stockholm and Gothenburg, Malmo stands almost opposite the Danish capital, Copenhagen, with which it is linked by ferry. The city was ruled by the Danes until l658, when Charles Gustav X seized it for Sweden. It has a 14th-century church and a 16th-century castle, in which the Earl of Bothwell - the third husband of Mary, Queen of Scots - was held in protective custody from 1567 to 1573. He had fled to Malmo in 1567 after being implicated in the assassination of Mary's second husband, Lord Darnley.

Malmo's industries include food processing, shipbuilding, cement, chemicals and textiles.

Population 229 900


Seaport at the head of the Gulf of Bothnia, some 946 km (588 miles) northeast of Stockholm. Its harbor is icebound for most of the winter, but when it is open it exports about one-third of Lappland's output of iron ore - as well as wood pulp and timber. It has a large iron and steel mill, and there is a notable collection of Lapp handicrafts and costumes in the Norrbotten Museum.

Population 66 600

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