Gotland Sweden map
Map of Gotland Sweden. Gotland Sweden map (Northern Europe - Europe) to print. Gotland Sweden map (Northern Europe - Europe) to download. Gotland (/ˈɡɒtlənd/; Swedish pronunciation: [ˈɡɔtland or [ˈɡɔlland]), sometimes Gottland /ˈɡɒtlənd/ or Gothland /ˈɡɒθlənd/, Gutland in the local language Gutnish, is a province, county, municipality, and diocese of Sweden. It is Sweden largest island and the largest island in the Baltic Sea. With its total area of 3,140 square kilometers, the island of Gotland and the other areas of the province of Gotland make up less than one percent of Sweden total land area as its shown in Gotland Sweden map. The province includes the small islands of Fårö and Gotska Sandön to the north and some tiny islands, including the Karlsö Islands (Lilla and Stora) to the west.
The island of Gotland has an area of 2,994 km², whereas the province has 3,183.7 km² (3,151 km² of land excluding the lakes and rivers) as its mentioned in Gotland Sweden map. The population is 57,221, of which about 22,200 live in Visby, the main town. The island main sources of income are tourism, agriculture, and concrete production from locally mined limestone. Gotland was granted its arms in about 1560. The coat of arms is represented with a ducal coronet. Blazon: "Azure a ram statant Argent armed Or holding on a cross-staff of the same a banner Gules bordered and with five tails of the third." The county was granted the same coat of arms in 1936. The municipality, created in 1971, uses the same picture, but with other tinctures.
Gotland is located about 90 km east of the Swedish mainland and about 130 km from the Baltic States, Latvia being the nearest as you can see in Gotland Sweden map. The island Gotland is obviously just one island, but the historical province of Gotland also includes adjacent islands, which are often considered part of the Gotlandic culture: Furillen, Fårö, Gotska Sandön, a National park of Sweden, The Karlsö Islands (Stora Karlsö and Lilla Karlsö), Laus holmar, Utholmen, Östergarnsholm. There are several shallow lakes located near shores of the island. The biggest is Lake Bästeträsk, located near Fleringe in the northern part of Gotland. Gotland contains many popular beaches, such a Tofta Strand, and Hundfria strand. The highest point of the island is Lojsta Hed which stands 82 m above sea level.