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The road from Martebo to Stenkyrka
The road from Martebo to Stenkyrka
Stenkyrka is located in Gotland
Coordinates: 57°47′35.84″N 18°30′54.06″E / 57.7932889°N 18.5150167°E / 57.7932889; 18.5150167Coordinates: 57°47′35.84″N 18°30′54.06″E / 57.7932889°N 18.5150167°E / 57.7932889; 18.5150167
Country Sweden
Province Gotland
County Gotland County
Municipality Gotland Municipality
 • Total 43 km2 (17 sq mi)
Population (2013)[2]
 • Total 512
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Stenkyrka 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.

Stenkyrka Church is in Stenkyrka.

This settlement is where the Stenkyrka spearhead was found. It is incised with the oldest known runic inscription known in Sweden.[3]

One of the asteroids in the Asteroid belt, 10125 Stenkyrka, is named after this place.[4]



  1. ^ Carlquist, Gunnar, ed. (1947–1955). Svensk Uppslagsbok (in Swedish) (2nd ed.). Malmö: Förlagshuset Norden. p. 67. 
  2. ^ "Gotland i siffror 2013, pdf". Region Gotland. Retrieved 10 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Jansson, Sven B. F. (1962). The runes of Sweden. Stockholm: Norstedt. pp. 3–4. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". NASA. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Stenkyrka kyrka. Tingstäde: Stenkyrka församlings kyrkoråd. 1990. Retrieved 16 June 2014.