The local politicians deemed it important for the inhabitants to have a new symbol for Malmö in lieu of the crane that had been used for shipbuilding and somewhat symbolized the city's blue collar roots
Malmo 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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