Malmo, in the southernmost province of Scania, is Sweden's third largest city by population after Stockholm and Gothenburg, and is one of the largest cities in Scandinavia. Malmo is the seat of Malm Municipality and the capital of Skne County. The administrative entity for most of the city is Malmo Municipality which, as of January 2012, has 302,835 inhabitants in eight different localities. Malmo is also a bimunicipal locality, as part of it is formally situated in Burlv Municipality. The total population of the urban area was 280,415 in December 2010. Greater Malmo is one of Sweden's three officially recognized Metropolitan areas (storstadsomrden) and since 2005 is defined as the municipality of Malmo and 11 other municipalities in the southwestern corner of Scania. On 31 March 2012, its population was recorded to be 664,428. The region covers an area of 2,521.92 square kilometres (973.72 sq mi).
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