The Island The guide was updated:Brief facts about Öland
Öland – Sweden’s smallest province – has lots to offer. Every square kilometre has something to offer the visitor.
All you have to do is make your way over the Öland Bridge (6,072 m) and start making discoveries.
• approx. 500 km coastline
• around 350 Öland windmills
• 34 parishes with their own church (some even have 2)
• about 20 ancient forts
• countless rune stones and other ancient monuments
• 32 different species of orchid
• over 70 nature reserves
• 1 world heritage site
• over 50 bathing places
...and much, much more.
You are welcome to find your own favourite spot.
Öland’s length: 137 km
Province flower: Öland rock rose
Öland’s widest point: 16 km
Province animal: Nightingale
Land area: 1,344 sq. km
Province fish: Flounder
Highest point: 57.4 m above sea level
Province insect: Pink-winged grasshopper
Number of inhabitants: approx. 24,600
Province rock: Orthoceratite limestone
Municipalities: Borgholm and Mörbylånga
Province fungus: St. George’s mushroom
Province dish: Kroppkakor (potato and pork dumplings), lufsa (potato pancakes)