The Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland is a living cultural heritage with its agrarian landscape, arable fields and pastures and its villages where the houses form long rows on either side of a street.
The agricultural landscape of Southern Öland was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2000.
The Justification of the World Heritage Committee
The landscape of Southern Öland takes its contemporary form from its long cultural history, adapting to the physical constraints of the geology and topography. Southern Öland is an outstanding example of human settlement, making the optimum use of diverse landscape types on a single island.
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