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Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden with around 300,000 inhabitants. It is located in the southwestern tip of the country in the province of Skåne.
The Turning Torso is the third tallest building in Europe and tallest building in Sweden. Construction was started at 2001 and the building was ready at 2005.
In May 2013 the Eurovision Song Festival will be held in the city.
Malmo has moderately warm summers, between 19 °C and 21 °C from June to September, but temperatures can rise over 30 °C sometimes. Nights are around 13 °C or 14 °C. Winters last from December to March with temperatures around zero during the day, -3 °C degrees at night and an absolute low of around -25 °C. Precipitation is evenly distributed throughout the year, but with some more rain in summer and quite some snow in winter.
Malmö Airport (MMX) has regular connections to/from Örebrö, Stockholm, Budapest, Belgrade, Gdansk, Warsaw, Katowice, Damascus and Borlänge. Ryanair will fly to Alicante and Malaga from summer 2011. Also, there are regular flights to places in Iraq, including Baghdad, Erbil and Sulaimaniyah.
NSB (Norwegian State Railways) operates trains between Oslo and Malmo, which connects to Copenhagen, Hamburg and Berlin.
There are trains roughly every 20 minutes or so between Malmo and Copenhagen, which stop at the Copenhagen Airport as well, travelling via the Öresund Bridge.
Berlin Night Express has direct overnight trains to and from Malmo, via the Rodby-Puttgarden ferry, taking 9 hours each way.
You can travel to Malmo directly from Denmark via the E20 motorway and the Öresund Bridge, as well as from places in Sweden.
Regular buses connect Malmo with Copenhagen as well as Swedish cities.
Skånetrafiken buses travel around Malmö, but they don't except cash anymore.
The city centre is easily explored on foot.
Malmö is best experienced by bicycle, the city is interlaced with lots of bicycle roads.
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See also International Telephone Calls
Posten AB is the Swedish postal service, with fast and reliable services. They have a wide range of services including a track and trace system and different options regarding the sending of postcards, letters and parcels. There are both express and economy services and if you are not in a hurry the latter option is fine enough. The postal service was abandoned at the public post offices in 2001. The public today deals with its postal business at Postal Service Points. Mail and parcels can now be picked up at a number of places, including gas stations, supermarkets and kiosks. Look for the blue and yellow sign above or by the entrance of outlets providing this service. You can also buy stamps and there are quite a few more services in these places, many of which stay open late in the evening and on weekends. Yellow post boxes are for national and international letters and blue for regional letters.
Postal Service Centres are maintained for business clients and Svensk Kassaservice, a chain which deals with simple financial transactions but offers no postal services. There are also traditional post offices offering the full range of services. They are usually open between 9:30am and 6:00pm and may have extended opening hours once or twice a week.
On of their competitors is Bring Citymail AB, formerly privatised but now nationalised by Norway.
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