Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Malmo, a sea-port of Sweden, on the E. of the Sound, opposite Copenhagen, from which it is distant 16 miles. The town, which is on a level plain, was once fortified, and still retains the tower where Bothwell was confined. The central square is ornamented with trees, and contains the town-hall. There is daily steam communication with Copenhagen, and, at intervals, with Stockholm, Gothenberg, Liibeck, etc., and a considerable trade in timber, iron, tar, oilcake, bones, grain, flower, butter, eggs. A railway connects the town with Stockholm. Malmo was of importance during the ascendency of the Hanseatic League.