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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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He was joined for the opening by the mayor of Bastad Bo Wendt, Governor of Skane Margareta Palsson, Trafikverket Director General Lena Erixon and project manager Botond Orban from DG Moves Innovations & Networks Executive Agency.
Nilsson is with Lund University, Skane University Hospital, Malmo, Sweden.
Buried 52 feet below the surface at Hano, a sandy bay off the coast of Skane County in Sweden, the items include wood pieces, flint tools, animal horns, ropes, a harpoon carving made from an animal bone and the bones of an aurochs and an ancient cattle which became extinct in the early 1600s.
Many cities like Skane, Halland , VEnstra and Gotland have some electric shortages.
The valley spans the greater Copenhagen area in Denmark and the Skane region of southern Sweden.
The vehicle that rolled off the assembly line is the first of 17 that will be fleet tested in Copenhagen, Denmark and Skane, Sweden
com Festival Flyer: 11-2 Swabys Tony, Fernhill Jess, 8-1 Minglers Jaguar, 10-1 Ballymac Jones, Devastator, Millwards Dan, Ballymac Oma, 12-1 Lampard, Glanmire Phanter, 14-1 Aero Prince, 16-1 Fairly Handy, 20-1 Yah Muppet, Blue Glenard, Skane Meadows, Diego Scolari, 25-1 Cloncunny Magic, 33-1 Lissom Jack, Drumna Bell (e-w - 1,2,3)
Lindahls is part of the Skane Dairy Company which holds around 10% of the Swedish liquid milk market.
The order, confirmed in September, is aimed at cutting treatment waiting lists in the Skane region of Sweden and includes an option to acquire two further TrueBeam systems in 2014.
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.
The study was funded by the Swedish Research Council, the Swedish Social Insurance Agency, the Lund University Faculty of Medicine, and Region Skane, Sweden.