Martebo

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Martebo
Martebo Church
Martebo Church
Martebo is located in Gotland
Martebo
Martebo
Coordinates: 57°44′55″N 18°29′31″E / 57.74861°N 18.49194°E / 57.74861; 18.49194Coordinates: 57°44′55″N 18°29′31″E / 57.74861°N 18.49194°E / 57.74861; 18.49194
Country Sweden
Province Gotland
County Gotland County
Municipality Gotland Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 27 km2 (10 sq mi)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 170
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Martebo is a settlement (socken) in northwestern Gotland, Sweden. The Stenkyrka parish (församling) in 2006 has been expanded to include the settlements of Tingstäde, Martebo and Lummelunda, with a total population of 1,521 as of 2011.

The area is mainly farmed land, some of it on part of a drained mire. This is where the noted Martebo lights can be seen.[3]

Martebo Church is in Martebo.

One of the asteroids in the Asteroid belt, 3250 Martebo, is named after this place.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carlquist, Gunnar, ed. (1947–1955). Svensk Uppslagsbok (in Swedish) (2nd ed.). Malmö: Förlagshuset Norden. p. 67. 
  2. ^ "Gotland i siffror 2013, pdf". www.gotland.se. Region Gotland. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Wallin, Inga-Lill. "Marteboljuset". www.ufo.se. UFO Serige. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  4. ^ JPL Small-Body Database Browser on 3250 Martebo