Malmö metropolitan area



Country

SWEDEN

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County


Conflict cases

Skåne


Managing urban sprawl

Falsterbo-Peninsula

Malmö Metropolitan area includes the municipalities of Malmö, Burlöv, Lomma,Vellinge at the coast. The map shows the core, inner and outer ring and the coastal zone as defined for the Secoa-case studies.

The city of Malmö with almost 300.000 inhabitants is located at the south-west tip of Sweden. Malmö is a harbour city in connection with its location by the Öresund strait. Since 2000, the “Öresund-bridge” – a combined tunnel and bridge across the strait for train- and road-bound traffic – connects Sweden with Denmark’s capital Kopenhagen on the island Själland.

Both case study areas lie within larger rural areas, where primary production through forestry and agriculture (Västra Götaland) or mainly agriculture (Scania), in combination with lowland types of landscape-related outdoor-recreation have formed the landscape.

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Land and water areas in km2 for case study areas (counties & municipalities)

Land area

Inland waters exc 4 big lakes

Land area & inland waters excl 4 lakes

Lakes: Vänern, Vättern, Mälaren, Hjälmaren

Territorial waters

Total land & water area

Skåne county

11035,4 333,1 11368,50 - 5755,50 17124,00
Staffanstorp 107,6 0,3 107,9 107,9
Burlov 18,8 0,1 18,9 0,4 19,3
Vellinge 143,2 1 144,2 559,8 704
Lomma 55,6 0,5 56,1 34,6 90,7
Svedala 219 8,6 227,6 227,6
Skurup 195,2 0,9 196,1 300,6 496,6
Malmo 155,6 0,9 156,5 178,7 335,1
Lund 430,3 12,6 442,9 442,9
Halland county 5461,6 257,9 5719,50 3040,70 8760,20
Kungsbacka 611,4 35,4 646,8 836 1482,80
Västra Götalands 23956,1 1432,70 25388,80 3555,30 5556,00 34500,10
Partille 57,2 2,2 59,4 59,4
Öckerö 25,9 0,1 26 490,4 516,4
Töreboda 543,8 51 594,8 594,8
Gothenburg 450,7 14,5 465,2 563,9 1029,10
Mölndal 146,8 6,4 153,2 153,2
Kungälv 364,7 8 372,7 313,2 685,9

The geology and topography of the Malmö case differs considerably. Topographically, the area is mostly between 0-50 m over sea-level. The landscape is flat to slightly hilly. The bedrock in this part of Sweden is characterized by sedimentary tertiary limestones and soil layers of clayey till with intrusions of shales and limestone fragments created by movements of the land ice. Due to the geological conditions, the seashore is mostly soft and sandy and thus more prone to erosion than in the Gothenburg area.

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Delimitations of Malmö case study area with core, inner ring, and outer ring, and coastal zone

(Source: Secoa, WP 3)