The best soil in Denmark


In 1805, the Exchequer assigned a group of land surveyors to find Denmark's best farming land. They found it just beyond Niels Nielausen's farm No. 16 in the village of Karlsunde, south of Copenhagen. This fertile, well-drained and slightly chalky soil was…

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Udsnit af matrikelkort over Karlslunde. Den bedste jord (takst 24) ses på marken syd for gård nr. 16

År: 1806 PHOTO:Kort & Matrikelstyrelsen

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The land surveyors reported: According to these tests, we find the soil from Karlslunde Mark from…

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