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facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg V-39 map, 1598
Part of Braun and Hogenberg V-39 map, 1598







Facts in brief:

Located on W coast of island; was a major Stone Age religious & trading center; was an important commercial center by 10th cen. & a member of the Hanseatic League; declined after being taken by Sweden in 1280; revived as a commercial power in 19th cen.

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