Property: The Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland
Id. N°: 968
State Party: Sweden
Criteria: C (iv) (v)
The Committee decided to inscribe this property on the World Heritage List on the basis of criteria (iv) and (v):
Criterion (iv): The landscape of Southern Öland takes its contemporary form from its long cultural history, adapting to the physical constraints of the geology and topograpy.
Criterion (v): Southern Öland is an outstanding example of human settlement, making the optimum use of diverse landscape types on a single island.
Several delegates, as well as IUCN, emphasized that the site was an outstanding example of a continuing landscape which supports and maintains biological diversity.
The Committee noted the change of name of the property from Södra Ölands Odlingslandskap (The Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland) to The Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland.