Lund is a city in the province of Scania (Skåne), southern Sweden. The town has 82,800 inhabitants in 2010, out of a municipal total of 110,824. It is the seat of Lund Municipality, Skåne County. The city is believed to have been founded around 990, when Scania belonged to Denmark.
Lund is located in Sweden's largest agricultural district, in the southwest of Scania, less than ten kilometres (6.2 miles) from the sandy shore of the Oresund Strait. From the top of the Sankt Hans Hill it is possible to see Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark.
Lund is located close to Malmö-Sturup Airport which is mainly used for domestic flights. Kastrup, the airport for Copenhagen is often used for longer international flights, and is about 33 minutes by train from Lund.
Lund is a centre of high tech companies, such as Sony Mobile Communications, Ericsson, Axis, and other companies. The Lund Institute of Technology has historical connections with the industrial economy. A business park, Ideon, is for high tech companies that have ties to the university.
Other important industries include medical technology (Gambro), pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, heat exchanger and separator (Alfa Laval), research centres sush as ESS (European Spalation Center) and Maxlab 4, The hospital and the university in Lund are two other major employers, with extensive research facilities.
Lund is also home of the Tetra Pak company, which produces packaging for perishable drinks, such as milk and orange juice.
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