Lund is a city in the province of Scania, southern Sweden. The town had 88,788 inhabitants in 2016, out of a municipal total of 119,054 in 2017. It is the seat of Lund Municipality, Skåne County.
Lund is believed to have been founded around 990. If so, under Danish King Harald Bluetooth's time, when Scania indeed was a natural part of Denmark. It soon became a major Christian centre of the Baltic Sea region, at a time when the area was still a frontier area for Christian mission, and within Scandinavia and especially Denmark through the Middle Ages. From 1103 it was the see of the Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Lund, and the towering Lund Cathedral, built circa 1090–1145, still stands at the centre of the town. The City became according to the Treaty of Roskilde conquered by the Swedish Crown 1658-1676 and again 1679-1719. First in 1720 Lund became a formal part of Sweden.
The City of Lund has great traditions within education, and the well-known Lund University, established 1666, is today one of Scandinavia's largest institutions for education and research.