Resounding and

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situation of resounding and in Sweden

resounding and is a historical province (also „landscape “, Swedish land cape) in the south of Sweden at the coast of the Kattegats. The landscape resounding and belongs to the province Hallands län, to which also parts of Småland belong.

Some the dialects spoken in resounding and can be assigned to the schonischen language.

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in the south borders resounding and on care (Skåne), whereby the Hallandsåsen forms the natural dividing line here. InThe east of resounding and follows Småland , with the southSwedish high country as separation zone. In the north Västergötland with the city Göteborg lies. Here was up to 13. Century the river Göta älv the natural dividing line, but the border was continued to shift to the south, as thoseNumber of populations in Västergötland increased.

In former times resounding and consisted of eight Harden, but these have today no administrative meaning. Along the coast one finds counted of the south the cities Laholm, Halmstad, falcon mountain, Varberg and Kungsbacka. The largest rivers of resounding and are Viskan,Ätran, Nissan and Lagan.


the area was populated in the Bronzezeit. From this epoch are over 1.100 archaeological finds, as grave hill and stone setting (roses) admit. In the end of this period the landscape was used intensively and large areas became treeless.During the transition from the bronze age to the Eisenzeit the climate of the region cooled and the existing social system down broke down. After a initially dragging development different villages formed larger communities and smaller kingdoms developed. Approximately starting from the year 400 one continued to build large single farmsteads, thosegrew and in their number decreased. One of these large yards was excavated in the place Slöinge.

From the reports of the trade man Ottar, which was around 870 between the Oslofjord and Haithabu on the way, one can conclude that resounding and was at this time Danish territory. In this time becamehere the juridical system of the province care applied and the negotiations (Ting) took place in the place GET Inge.

Starting from that 13. Century was resounding and theater of war for several battles hisses mainly Sweden and Denmark. The many wars let the region become impoverished. That was done on the one hand via thosecomprehensive destruction and on the other hand by the fact that the population invested few into the area, since always the danger of a renewed destruction existed. To this development also three large plunderings contributed. First happened 1256 under the Norwegian king Håkon IV., second 1277 underthe Swedish king Magnus I. and the last 1294 under the Danish king Eric VI. In the following time resounding and was separate into two parts with the river Ätran as border. The ownership structure often changed to Waldemar IV. the region again united.

With that Kalmarer union was appropriate for resounding and suddenly in the center of the Danish realm and according to convention of the union Erich von Pommern actually in Halmstad have been crowned should. Also in the following time resounding and did not remain exempted from the wars of the epoch. Thus the landscape became 1434 of fighters of the Engelbrekt rebellion conquers and the castle by falcon mountain plundered. In the process of the three-crown war here 1565 found the battle with Axtorna (also: Battle on the Falkenberger Haide) instead of, with which the Danish field gentleman Rantzau struck a superior Swedish army.

Until 1645 resounding and still belonged to Denmark andin peacetime by Brömsebro on 30 years Sweden was then awarded and belonged since 1658 (peace of Roskilde) finally to Sweden, even if Denmark in the Schoni war (1675-1679) again tried to conquer lost area back.

With the introduction of peaceful conditions could itselfResounding and again develop. There were contrasts between intensively agriculturally used regions and forest zones, which were further provinziell and poor. Additionally soil erosion and sandige heaths made some ranges unattractive, so that to in 20. Century inside many humans emigrierten.

After the Second World War changeditself the landscape crucially. The total population rose from approx. 150.000 (1945) on over 300.000 (2005) and resounding and ignored from a agricultural province to an industrialized zone. Meaning attained also the northern range as residence for commuters after Göteborg.


  • inhabitant:277.746 (2002)
  • surface: 5,710 km ²
  • length of the coast: 350 km

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