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  1. an island in SE Sweden, separated from the mainland by Kalmar Sound. 26,750; 519 sq. mi. (1345 sq. km).
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Historical Examples

  • Nay, even Oland in Limfjord (Jutland) became visible through a sow with steel bound on it, which had a litter.

    In Northern Mists (Volume 1 of 2)

    Fridtjof Nansen

  • When I went on deck we were rounding the southern point of Oland, through long belts of floating ice.

    Northern Travel

    Bayard Taylor

  • This island lies some thirty miles from Oland, just off the east coast of Sweden.

  • These coins, etc., are usually found about the islands of Gothland and Oland, and in Scanïa.

British Dictionary definitions for oland


  1. an island in the Baltic Sea, separated from the mainland of SE Sweden by Kalmar Sound: the second largest Swedish island. Chief town: Borgholm. Pop: 24 628 (2004 est). Area: 1347 sq km (520 sq miles)
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