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CaptionMalmo City Hall Malmo is thought to have been founded in 1275 as a fortified quay or ferry berth of the Archbishop of Lund some 20 km to the north-east. It was for centuries Denmark's second biggest city. Its original name was Malmhaug with alternate spellings meaning "Gravel pile" or "Ore Hill". Malmo in 1580 in a German map book. The Malmö Castle is to the far left. The church tower is that of Saint Peter's Church. In the 15th century Malmö became one of Denmark's largest and most frequented cities reaching a population of approximately 5 000 inhabitants. It became the most important city around the Øresund with the German Hanseatic League frequenting it as a marketplace notable for its flourishing herring fishing. During that time the city arms were granted in 1437 by King Eric of Pomerania. It was based on Eric's own arms from Pomerania: an argent with a griffin gules. It gave the griffin's head to Malmo eventually this extended to the entire province of Scania. In 1434 a new citadel was constructed at the beach south of the town. This fortress known today as Malmohus did not get its current appearance until the mid-16th century. Several other fortifications were constructed making Malmo Sweden's most fortified city but only Malmohus remains.
HeadlineMalmo was one of the earliest and most industrialized towns of Scandinavia. Malmo has undergone a major transformation with impressive architectural developments attracting new biotech and IT companies and particularly students through Malmo University College. The city contains many historic buildings and parks and is also a commercial centre for the western part of Scania.
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