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Öland Landskap
(province)
Landskap Öland is an island (Sweden's 2nd largest) on the south-eastern coast of Sweden. It is included in Kalmar län (H).
Area: 140 x 15 km, 1 342 sqkm, highest point 55 m a.s.l.. Pop: 23 643 (1981), 26 025 (1948). Regional City: Borgholm, .
Maps, clickable Map and churches

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Kommuner
Borgholm Mörbylånga
Topic Name Description Link L
General SCB# 08 (Kalmar)      
Province Checkpoint Öland Current and historical info   S
Province "Ölands Kulturarv"
(Ölands folkhögskola)
Excellent and extensive about Öland history, culture and much more. (Unfortunately only in Swedish) . RECOMMENDED >Go> S
Province Ölands folkhögskola Links to Öland info >Go> S
Local Heritage Ölands hembygdsförbund Local Heritage Association. Addresses to local soc. Several websites w pictures (Link broken 2001-01-28)   S
Tourist info Ölandsturist     S
Facts      
Province Länsstyrelse Kalmar län. County gov't. Admin info   B
Geography Sweden's 2nd largest island. Connected to mainland S. by "Ölandsbron" (Öland bridge) connecting Kalmar (mainland) and Färjestaden (Öland), abt 6 km long, 13 m wide and 42 m high (middle part), built 1967-72.
Before the bridge there was boat traffic. A one-way trip in 1813 was 3 skilling for rich people and 1 skilling for farmers (cf the price of a horse was 20 skilling). Steam ship traffic started in 1867.
History at Smorgasbord site   >Go> E
Churches Swedish state church buildings Description w pictures . site 2 w drawings
All 34 churches marked on a map
  S
Specific Guides      
Traditions "Ölands Kulturarv" Lots about traditions and popular beliefs. >Go> S
Traditions Arvid Bäckström Local customs and beliefs   S
Local sites Go to kommun sites    
Specific Sources      

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