Gate at Katthammarsvik
|• Total||0.70 km2 (0.27 sq mi)|
|• Density||253/km2 (660/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
Katthammarsvik is a small harbour settlement in the parish of Östergarn on the island of Gotland. It is located in Gotland Municipality, Gotland County. As of 2005, it was in statistical terms defined as a småort (small locality) and has formerly, very briefly, held the status of a tätort (locality).
Katthammar has had a lime industry consisting of several kilns that flourished after Gotland came under Swedish rule in 1645. Burnt lime, limestone and wood products were shipped from the harbour at Katthammarsvik.
With 196 inhabitants, Katthammarsvik was defined as a småort (small locality) in 1990. After a rise in population to 220 in 1995, Statistics Sweden redefined it as a locality. In 2000, the population was down to 182 people and it was again defined as a small locality In 2005, the population had sunk to 176.
- Småorter 1990: Befolkningskoncentrationer i glesbygd. Satistiska meddelanden, Be 16 SM 9401. Stockholm: Statistiska centralbyrån, 1995.
- Småorter 2000. Sveriges officiella statistik. Statistiska meddelanden, MI 38 SM 0201. Stockholm: SCB, 2002.
- Småorter 2005. Sveriges officiella statistik. Statistiska meddelanden, MI 38 SM 0602. Stockholm: SCB, 2007.
- Tätorter 1995 (Statistiska meddelanden. Serie Be, Stockholm: SCB, Programmet för regional planering och naturresurser, 1996. Beställningsnummer Be 16 SM 9601.