Flagge von Schonen
flag of care

care (Danish, Norwegian and Swedish Skåne, Latin Scania) is a historical province (also „landscape “, Swedish land cape) in the south of Sweden. In former times care was one of the three main parts („countries “) of Denmark.

The capital of the today's province (län) Skåne län, which covers care, is Malmö, further important cities is Lund, Helsingborg, Kristianstad, Landskrona, Trelleborg and Ystad. Southpreserve belonged to the transnational Öresundregion.

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Geografie and geology

This diagram shows the kinds of the land use in care
Putting one:
Field (yellow)
Hardwood forest (lightgreen)
Coniferous forest (dark green)
Localities (red)
Fruit-growing, garden (orange)

the southernmost historical province of Sweden is an predominantly flatwavy peninsula, which exhibits heavy, nutrient-rich clay soils. This made the culture landscape one of the most productive agrarian areas of Northern Europe. For many centuriescare the grain chamber of Denmark was, among other things therefore also by the Swedish neighbour always desired and in 17. Century conquers. Even today the fields of the multicolor patch carpet ( Selma Lagerlöf) still cover well 30 per cent of the Swedish agrarian need. Innortheast part of the region the landscape is however already formed by the wooded hills everywhere typical in Sweden out of Gneis and granite. In the middle by care runs the Bruchzone in such a way specified, which geological Ur-Europe of the north of the actual, younger Central Europe separates. The hills in north and central care are due to this geological Bruchzone and separate care of the northern landscapes. The most well-known this hill is the Hallandsåsen.


the numerous bronze-temporal grave hills in care leavewhereupon it closes that the area exhibited already early a high population density. The hills originate from the time from 1800 to 500 v. Chr. Oldest grave and dwelling find in close proximity to Trelleborg became on approx. 5000 v. Chr. dated.

Preserve, like also the current Swedish landscapes Blekinge and Halland were, original some of Denmark. Together with the island fount cross-beam was common for these areas also the term Skåneland. Already under Harald blue tooth, in 10. Century the Christianity introduced and thus a durable totalDanish kingdom created, was care a part of the Danish realm. This is and. A. to attribute to the fact that the Öresund with the means of transport at that time was to be crossed clearly more easily than the dense småländischen forests.As cultural center of the Danish realm care accommodated 1060 - 1066 even two of rivaling bishops: The Englishman Henrik in Lund and the German Egino in Dalby. As Henrik and Denmark died the connection with Dane-lay at the same time inEngland lost, pulled Egino after Lund to take over the office over there and came in such a way the diocese Lund under the archbishop of Hamburg Bremen.1103 were raised Lund to the archbishop seat for completely Scandinavia. The Danish coins were struck in Lund. ThoseDanish reformation began in Malmö: here both the first lutheranische lecture was held and the first Danish Bible was published.

Preserve/Skåne (with fount cross-beam, Blekinge and resounding and) came 1658 in peacetime of Roskilde at Sweden. Care becamecultural, legislation, administrative and linguistic autonomy promised, but this was never kept. Fount cross-beam went two years later, to a successful rebellion, back at Denmark; the landscapes on the peninsula however remained with Sweden.

The guerrilla war against Sweden was bitterand bloodily and stopped only around 1715/20 gradually. The Swedish king wanted to drive out 1676 because of the resistance against Sweden even the whole population of care in the Baltic and to settle care again with Sweden. Also the up to then constant Sweden wars upschonischem soil 1721 had stopped, which became position of the population thereafter however hardly improved. Preserve, which had been for a long time a wealthy heartland of Denmark, now a peripheral province had become. Contacts over the Öresund and, until 1857, using thatDanish language were forbidden.


see also: Schoni language

office language in care is Swedish. Most care speak however more or less strongly dialect. The Swedish spoken in care points characteristics both the Danish one andalso the Swedish one up; it is sprachwissenschftlich disputed whether the dialect is to be classified as eastDanish or southSwedish.


famous one care (also Schoninger called)

of landscape symbols

  • flower: Daisy
  • bird: Rotmilan
  • animal: Red deer
  • fish: Aal


  • population: 1.136.571 (31. December 2001)
    • of it foreigners: 64,437
  • surface: 11,346 km ²
    • agricultural used: 5,607 km ² (49.4%)
    • wooded: 3,825 km ² (33.7%)
  • population density: 103 Bewohner/km ²
  • Unemployment ratio: 6.7%
  • middle temperature
    • January: 0 to -2° C
    • July: 17° C
  • annual precipitation: 500-800 mm
  • highest collection: Söderåsen 211 ü.d.M.


the public local passenger traffic of the region is accomplished by the Skånetrafiken.

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