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(skō`nə) or


(skān`yə, –ēə), historic province of extreme S Sweden, now included in Malmöhus co. Skåne, the scene of many battles, was held by Denmark until 1658, when it was conquered by Charles X of Sweden. Of note are numerous prehistoric dolmens and tumuli and many medieval castles and manors.



(also Scania), a peninsula in southern Sweden. Skåne is a plain composed mainly of morainic deposits overlying limestones and other rocks of the Upper Cretaceous period. Individual ridges of granites and gneisses rise to elevations of 226 m. The plains are cultivated; the slopes of the ridges have oak and beech forests and heaths. The city of Malmö is located on the peninsula.

In the Middle Ages Skåne belonged to Denmark. Because of its comparatively mild climate and fertile soils it was the most highly developed agricultural region of Scandinavia. The ecclesiastical and administrative center of Scandinavia was located in Lund, a city on Skåne, after the creation of the Lund archbishopric in 1104. Beginning in the mid-14th century, Skåne was the object of a bitter struggle between Denmark, Sweden, and the Hanseatic League. After the Roskilde Peace of 1658, which concluded the war fought between Denmark and Sweden during the period 1657-58, it was transferred permanently to Sweden. Denmark made an unsuccessful attempt to regain Skåne in the Scanian War of 1675–79.

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Capio AB (STO:CAPIO), a pan-European healthcare provider, announced on Monday the signing of an agreement to acquire 100% of Novakliniken, which has operations in the south-eastern parts of Skane, Sweden.
21 May 2014 -- Stockholm-based financial services firm Swedbank AB (STO: SWEDA) (OSE: SWED) (LSE: SWK) said that The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority has approved Swedbank's acquisition of Sparbanken Oresund and the creation of Sparbanken Skane.
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She was rushed to the Skane University Hospital in Malmo, and alert relatives made sure to recover the loose chunk of flesh and keep it chilled until they arrived at the hospital.
Based on the books of acclaimed author Henning Mankell, these dramas follow the life and work of Inspector Kurt Wallander, a middle-aged detective dealing with a rising violence and crime rate in the backwater town of Ystad in Skane, southern Sweden.
In conjunction with Enterprise Europe Network Midlands and Invest in Skane, the companies visited Jaguar Land Rover Solihull, BMW Hams Hall and Brandauer Precision Pressings to learn about current manufacturing procedures in the region.
21 June 2010 - The Skane regional council in southern Sweden has chosen Finland-based IT consultancy Tieto Oyj (HEL: TIE1V) as its outsourcing partner in a deal worth some SEK516m for a firm period of five years.
Bornholm and the Swedish province of Skane became part of the Danish kingdom in the late 10th century, after Harold Blatand (Bluetooth) had "won all of Denmark.
Skane, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away at the age of 84 on Thursday, January 14th, 2010 at Saint Vincent Hospital in Worcester, MA.
The southern Sweden and eastern Denmark region is marketed with the slogan 'One Destination Two Countries' by Visit Denmark, Wonderful Copenhagen, Malmo Turism, Position Skane and SAS.
Facing the beautiful Baltic Ocean, Skane, the southern region of Sweden, is so picturesque that it easily rivals parts of the Caribbean.
These follow the serious outbreak in Sweden from July of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome outbreak with 12,500 pigs being slaughtered, in the country's southernmost county Skane.