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An old windmill by the Stenhusbacken burial ground.
Windmills are an uncommon sight in Sweden, as watermills have been the preferred means of milling flour here (as well as propelling saws etc.). In fact, the number of windmills in Europe as a whole has always been way lower than the number of watermills, as they don't generate as high an effect as watermills do. Thus, they are most common in flat or dry areas without much running water from elevation differences or from rainfall. This is the reason why windmills are so common on Öland (the second largest island in Sweden) which is known for being both exceptionally flat and having the dryest climate, with the most sun hours, in Sweden; as opposed to most of the remaining country, where rivers and streams are plentiful.

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