Lokrume

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Lokrume
Lokrume Church
Lokrume Church
Lokrume is located in Gotland
Lokrume
Lokrume
Coordinates: 57°41′0″N 18°32′0″E / 57.68333°N 18.53333°E / 57.68333; 18.53333Coordinates: 57°41′0″N 18°32′0″E / 57.68333°N 18.53333°E / 57.68333; 18.53333
Country Sweden
Province Gotland
County Gotland County
Municipality Gotland Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 34.91 km2 (13.48 sq mi)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 265
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website http://www.lokrume.se/

Lokrume, is a small settlement in the north part of the island of Gotland, Sweden. The settlement is concentrated around the Lokrume Church with farmed land to the north and forests in the south.[1]

The name Lokrume is from the 14th century name Lokarum and consists of the lok or lauk being the name of a farm, Lauks, and rum meaning "open place". This sums up to "The open place belonging to the Lauks people".[3] Gervid Lauk was a 14th century county judge living in Lokrume, one of the medieval houses belonging to his estate still remains at the Lauks farm.[4]

There are several minor Viking age grave fields and stone ships,[5] as well as larger stones with Iron age grinding grooves.[6] Four silver treasures has been found at Lokrume.[7]

One of the asteroids in the Asteroid belt, 9267 Lokrume, is named after this place.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lokrume, socken". http://svenskuppslagsbok.se (in Swedish). Svensk uppslagsbok. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Gotland i siffror 2013, pdf ("Gotland in numbers 2013")". www.gotland.se (in Swedish). Gotland Municipality / SCB. p. 67. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  3. ^ Svenskt ortnamnslexikon [Swedish location name dictionary] (in Swedish). Uppsala: Språk- och folkminnesinstitutet (SOFI). 2003. ISBN 91-7229-020-X. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  4. ^ Enderborg, Bernt. "Lauks i Lokrume" [Lauks in Lokrume]. www.guteinfo.com (in Swedish). Guteinfo.com. Retrieved 26 January 2015. 
  5. ^ "Lokrume". www.fmis.raa.se (in Swedish). Swedish National Heritage Board. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  6. ^ "List of Gotland grinding grooves KL". http://stavgard.com. Sören_Gannholm. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  7. ^ "Lokrume socken". www.historiska.se (in Swedish). Swedish History Museum. Retrieved 25 January 2015. 
  8. ^ "9267 Lokrume (1978 RL10)". www.nasa.goc. NASA. Retrieved 25 January 2015.