8 Interesting Lund Facts
- Lund is a city in the southern Swedish province of Scania, across the Øresund strait from Copenhagen.
- Lund University, established in 1666, is one of Scandinavia’s oldest and largest institutions for education and research.
- Lund is sometimes mentioned as the oldest town or city in present-day Sweden, although it has only been formally established as such for 300 years of its at least thousand-year history.
- Lund was ceded to Sweden in 1658 as part of the terms of the Treaty of Roskilde. It was recaptured by Denmark in 1676 during the early phases of the Scanian War.
- The Population of Lund is 91,940, as of 2018.
- The city center is dominated by the 12th-century Romanesque cathedral, and several examples of medieval streets and architecture have survived.
- The city was made a see in 1048 and united with Dalby in 1060.
- In 1943, during the Second World War, Lund was accidentally bombed by a British aircraft. No deaths were reported.