Rosengård, literally "Rose garden", is a city district in Malmö, Sweden. As of 1 January 2007, the population was 21,955, of which 60 percent were born outside of Sweden. Albeit frequently incorrectly referred to as a suburb, Rosengård constitutes an integral part of Malmö city and is, contrary to common belief, fairly centrally located, neighbouring the city's Centrum district. Rosengård is also called the ghetto.
Rosengård was built between 1960-1970 with the Million Programme. It was regarded as kind of a futuristic neighbourhood. Malmö suffered from a significant shortage of cheap housing. When immigrants arrived in the 1960s and 1970s they frequently were offered housing at Rosengård, and at the same time (and, particularly, later) many Swedish nationals left the area.
|Country||First generation||Second generation 1||Equalling|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||1,400||254||1,654|
|Rate of population||59%||25%||84%|
RoCent, in central Rosengård, is a shopping mall with several stores, including one of Sweden's largest grocery stores (member of the Citygross chain).
Just outside the borough one finds the Malmö mosque. It is situated a few hundred metres from the Västra Skrävlinge Church, in a small park called Örtagårdsparken. Being the largest mosque in Malmö it is usually well attended. Adjacent buildings include a pre-school, a playground and child care.