Bro, Gotland

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Not to be confused with Bro, Stockholm.
Bro
Bro and Duss
Bro Church
Bro Church
Bro is located in Gotland
Bro
Bro
Coordinates: 57°40′8″N 18°28′43″E / 57.66889°N 18.47861°E / 57.66889; 18.47861Coordinates: 57°40′8″N 18°28′43″E / 57.66889°N 18.47861°E / 57.66889; 18.47861
Country Sweden
Province Gotland
County Gotland County
Municipality Gotland Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 24 km2 (9 sq mi)
Population (2014)[2]
 • Total 389
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website brosocken.se

Bro (sometimes called Bro and Duss) is a settlement on the Swedish island of Gotland. Formerly a socken,[3] on 1 January 2016, it was reconstituted into the administrative area Bro District.[4]

Geography[edit]

Bro is the name of the small village surrounding the medieval Bro Church,[5] sometimes referred to as Bro kyrkby. The name is also used for the larger surrounding area, Bro socken. It is situated in the northwest part of Gotland, northeast of Visby.[6]

One of the asteroids in the asteroid belt, 10128 Bro, is named after this place.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Carlquist, Gunnar, ed. (1947–1955). Svensk Uppslagsbok (in Swedish) (2nd ed.). Malmö: Förlagshuset Norden. p. 67. 
  2. ^ "Gotland i siffror 2015" [Gotland in numbers 2015]. www.gotland.se. Gotland Municipality. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 
  3. ^ The exact extent of the socken, now district, can be obtained by clicking on Kartinställningar and check the Socken box in the menu of this map from the Swedish National Heritage Board database.
  4. ^ "Förordning om district" [Regulation of districts] (PDF). Ministry of Finance. 17 June 2015. Retrieved 24 May 2016. 
  5. ^ Lagerlöf, Erland; Svahnström, Gunnar (1973). Gotlands kyrkor [Gotland's Churces] (in Swedish). Stockholm: Rabén & Sjögren. pp. 104–107. ISBN 91-29-41035-5. LIBRIS 7232718. 
  6. ^ "Bro". www.ne.se. Nationalencyklopedin. Retrieved 27 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". NASA. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 

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