Malmo is the capital of Scania county in South Sweden, the third largest city in Sweden and the sixth biggest city in Scandinavia. Its metropolitan region is home to 700,000 people. The city is believed to be founded in 1275, or perhaps decades earlier. It used to be part of Denmark and for centuries it was the country’s second largest city. In 1658, under the Treaty of Roskilde with Denmark, Malmo and the entire Scanian region came under the control of Sweden. In earlier times, Malmo’s economy was based on traditional shipbuilding and construction related industries. During the past decades, due to economic integration with Denmark and construction of Oresund Bridge, the city and region has shifted its focus more on transportation, financial services, entertainment, cultural and tourism industries.