Lummelunda

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Lummelunda
Lummelunda and Etebols[1]
Lummelunda Church
Lummelunda Church
Lummelunda is located in Gotland
Lummelunda
Lummelunda
Coordinates: 57°46′21.3″N 18°26′39.0″E / 57.772583°N 18.444167°E / 57.772583; 18.444167Coordinates: 57°46′21.3″N 18°26′39.0″E / 57.772583°N 18.444167°E / 57.772583; 18.444167
Country Sweden
Province Gotland
County Gotland County
Municipality Gotland Municipality
Area[2]
 • Total 23.79 km2 (9.19 sq mi)
Population (2012)[3]
 • Total 444
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website http://lummelundaannorlunda.se/

Lummelunda (sometimes referred to as "Lummelunda and Etebols") is a village situated in Gotland Municipality, Gotland County, Sweden, situated approximately 17 km (11 mi) north of Visby. It is a joint parish with Stenkyrka. The Nyhamn harbor is situated at Lummelunda.

History[edit]

The name is probably from the vicarage, in 1350 known as Lomalunda. The meaning of the first part of the name is unknown, the second part lund means "grove", can have been intended for a sacred grove.[4]

A couple of graves from the Stone Age has been found at Lummelunda, as well as 15 grave fields from the Iron Age and ground grooves on both boulders and slabs.[5][6][7] The church of Lummelunda is medieval.

During the use of the Swedish allotment system, the boatswains of Lummelunda were part of the 1st Gotlandic Boatswain Company.[8][9]

One of the asteroids in the Asteroid belt, 10132 Lummelunda, is named after this settlement.[10]

Geography[edit]

Lummelunda is situated on the northwest coast of Gotland with the Lummelunda stream to the south. The land is mainly plains with high and steep, forested cliffs to the north. Lummeluda is a farming district.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Småorter 2010". www.scb.se. Statistiska Central Byrån. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  2. ^ Carlquist, Gunnar, ed. (1947–1955). Svensk uppslagsbok (in Swedish) (2:nd ed.). Malmö: Förlagshuset Norden. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Gotland i siffror 2013, pdf". www.gotland.se. Region Gotland. p. 67. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Wahlberg, Mats (2003). Svenskt ortnamnslexikon. Uppsala: Institutet för språk och folkminnen. Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand. ISBN 91-7229-020-X. 
  5. ^ Sjögren, Otto, ed. (1931). Sverige: geografisk beskrivning. D. 2, Östergötlands, Jönköpings, Kronobergs, Kalmar och Gotlands län (in Swedish). Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Lummelunda, sökresultat". http://www.fmis.raa.se/cocoon/fornsok/search.html. Riksantikvarieämbetet. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Lummelunda socken". www.historiska.se. Historiska museet. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "1:a Gotlands båtsmanskompani 09". Riksarkivet. Nationell Arkivdatabas. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  9. ^ Högman, Hans. "Svenska regementen under indelningsverket". www.algonet.se. Hans Högmans Släktforskning. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". NASA. Retrieved 2008-05-04. 
  11. ^ "Lummelunda kyrka". www.guteinfo.se. Guteinfo.se. Retrieved 7 June 2014.