Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland World Heritage Site

Official name
Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland | UNESCO
Country
Sweden
Continent
Europe
Location
Kalmar County, Island of Öland
56.3250° Lat, 16.4833° Lon
Code
968
Time Zone
Europe/Stockholm, CEST +0200
Current Time
Category
Cultural
Description
Inscribed 2000. The southern part of the island of Öland in the Baltic Sea is dominated by a vast limestone plateau. Human beings have lived here for some five thousand years and adapted their way of life to the physical constraints of the island. As a consequence, the landscape is unique, with abundant evidence of continuous human settlement from prehistoric times to the present day.