Fleringe

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Fleringe
West part of Hau farm in Fleringe
West part of Hau farm in Fleringe
Fleringe is located in Gotland
Fleringe
Fleringe
Coordinates: 57°52′10.66″N 18°52′37.07″E / 57.8696278°N 18.8769639°E / 57.8696278; 18.8769639Coordinates: 57°52′10.66″N 18°52′37.07″E / 57.8696278°N 18.8769639°E / 57.8696278; 18.8769639
Country Sweden
Province Gotland
County Gotland County
Municipality Gotland Municipality
Area_60.06 km2 is land[2]
 • Total 69 km2 (27 sq mi)
Population (2012)
 • Total 75[1]
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Fleringe, is a small settlement on Gotland island, Sweden.

Community[edit]

The name is known since 1304 as Fledynge, the first part flaidh meaning "tear or wound" is figuratively used for "hills" or "wound in the landscape", such "wounds" can be found north and northwest of the church, and the last part inge meaning "inhabitants".[3] Fleringe is situated on the north coast of the main island, Gotland, west of Fårösund and right by Lake Bästeträsk. Fleringe parish is mostly forested land.[2][4][5]

A number of grave mounds and stone circles from the bronze age can be found at Fleringe.[6] Medieval Fleringe Church is located in Fleringe.

One of the asteroids in the Asteroid belt, 9359 Fleringe, is named after this place.[7]

Limestone industry[edit]

From 1650, and peaking during the 1920s, the area around Fleringe contained many industries connected to the limestone industry on Gotland. The limestone industry closed down in 1990.[8] The old lime kiln can still be seen as a part of Bläse lime industry museum along with the old railway.[9] One of the old limestone quarries at Ar in north Fleringe is now filled with water so clear and blue it has been named the Blue Lagoon. It is a popular destination for people on the island.[10]

Lakes and research[edit]

The Lake Bästeträsk is the largest lake on Gotland. The water is very clear and shallow, with an average depth of 4.5 meters.[8][11]

The long, flat stone beaches at Ar in north Fleringe makes this an ideal location for weather and fishing research. There are two research stations at Ar, Fårösund väderstation and Fiskforskningsstationen connected to Campus Gotland and Uppsala University.[12] Sometimes these stations also hosts ornithological research.[13]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gotland i siffror 2013, pdf ("Gotland in numbers 2013")". www.gotland.se. Region Gotland / SCB. p. 67. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Fleringe socken, Svensk Uppslagsbok (2 ed.). Malmö: Förlagshuset Norden. 1947–1955. 
  3. ^ Wahlberg, Mats (2003). Svenskt ortnamnslexikon. Uppsala: Språk- och folkminnesinstitutet (SOFI). ISBN 91-7229-020-X. 
  4. ^ Harlén, Hans; Harlén, Elvy (2003). Sverige från A till Ö: geografisk-historisk uppslagsbok. Stockholm: Kommentus. ISBN 91-7345-139-8. 
  5. ^ "FörsamlingaR". www.scb.se/sv/. Statitiska sentralbyrån. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Fleringe fornlämningar". www.fmis.raa.se. Riksantikvarieämbetet. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  7. ^ JPL Small-Body Database Browser on 9359 Fleringe
  8. ^ a b Enderborg, Bernt. "Bästeträsk". www.guteinfo.com. Guteinfo. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  9. ^ Enderborg, Bernt. "Bläse kalkbruksmuseum". www.guteinfo.com. Guteinfo. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  10. ^ Enderborg, Bernt. "Blå Lagunen". www.guteinfo.com. Guteinfo. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Gotland i siffror 2013, pdf ("Gotland in numbers 2013")". www.gotland.se. Region Gotland. p. 4. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "Forskningsstationen Ar, Campus Gotland". www.hgo.se. Uppsala Universitet. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  13. ^ Bygren, Per G. "Utökad utrustning och forskning och tvärvetenskapliga studier via Fårösunds väderstation På Ar.". kundo.se. SMHI. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 

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