Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland

UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationKalmar County, Island of Öland
CoordinatesN56 19 30 E16 28 59.988
Inscription Date2000
Property (ha)56,323
Buffer Zone (ha)6,069
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a type of building; architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates (a) significant stage(s) in human history
CriteriaTo be an outstanding example of a traditional human settlement; land-use; or sea-use which is representative of a culture (or cultures); or human interaction with the environment especially when it has become vulnerable under the impact of irreversible change
Unesco Reference Number968
DescriptionThe 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.
StatusWorld Heritage Site