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Öland

(ö`länd), narrow island (1995 pop. 25,690), 520 sq mi (1,347 sq km), Kalmar co., SE Sweden, in the Baltic Sea, separated from mainland Sweden by the Kalmarsund. Borgholm is the chief town; there are many summer resorts on the island. Sugar beets, cereals, and vegetables are grown, and cattle are raised. Cement making and quarrying are important industries. The island also has some industries and a fishing fleet. Öland has numerous monuments dating from the Stone Age and was first mentioned in the 8th cent. It has often been a battleground in the frequent wars among the Scandinavian countries.

Öland

 

a Swedish island in the Baltic Sea. Öland, which has a population of 21,200 (1974), is 136 km long, with a maximum width of 16 km and an area of 1,342 sq km. It is separated from the mainland by Kalmarsund, over which there is a highway bridge more than 6 km in length. The island is a limestone plateau that has elevations up to 57 m and is partially covered by moraine deposits. Karst has developed on the island. There are broad-leaved forests of oak and ash, pine forests, and heaths. Agriculture includes the cultivation of rye and sugar beets and the raising of livestock. The city of Borgholm is situated on the island.

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Resmo, situated in the parish of Hulterstad on the west coast of Oland (Arne 1909, Furst 1912) (Figure 1), has been dated to between 4685 [+ or -] 40 (GrA-16855) and 4185 [+ or -] 40 (GrA-16854) (Ahlstrom, unpublished data), while the passage grave at Rossberga in the parish of Valtorp, Vastergotland, in the inland part of central Sweden (Cullberg 1963, Ahlstrom 2001) has been dated to between 4460 [+ or -] 120 BP (OXA-2706) and 2440 [+ or -] 120 BP (OXA-2706) (Hedges et al.
announced the sale of its agreement for the Canadian sales, marketing and distribution rights for Beck's products to the Oland Specialty Beer Company.
Oland is in many ways different from the rest of Sweden and even the landscape is by no means typical for the country.
Commander Richard Oland was pleased that the convoy conference went so well.
In Fageljagarna (The Bird Hunters) he has retold a story he heard in his childhood on the island of Oland about three men who drowned during a bird-hunting trip on the ice.
The variety of forms and levels in the foyers could have been a visual jumble, but a rigorous discipline of colour and material controls the place: the entrance floor is of Oland limestone; the original structure is spatterdashed and ochre lime-washed; the new steel structure is painted dark blue-grey; new concrete walls are distempered 'English red'; the oak floors are left as natural thick wood.
Morphic's new small-scale wind turbine, SWT20, will now be tested in the toughest possible conditions at the southern end of the island of Oland off the coast of Sweden.
His wife Marie (Nanna Oland Fabricius) and young son Kresten (Toke T Lars Bjarke) follow some years later but the tearful family reunion culminates in the rape and slaughter of mother and child.
The assignment is for the main inspection of Euland bridge connecting Kalmar Oland.
A first standard reference section for southern Sweden, the Tingskullen-1 core on northern Oland, was recently published by Calner et al.
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OLAND Rat could be returning to TV screens in a bid to lure viewers back to ITV in the morning.