Bunge, Gotland

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One of the farms at Bunge Museum.
One of the farms at Bunge Museum.
Bunge is located in Gotland
Coordinates: 57°51′13″N 19°01′24″E / 57.85361°N 19.02333°E / 57.85361; 19.02333Coordinates: 57°51′13″N 19°01′24″E / 57.85361°N 19.02333°E / 57.85361; 19.02333
Country Sweden
Province Gotland
County Gotland County
Municipality Gotland Municipality
 • Total 34 km2 (13 sq mi)
Population (2014)[2]
 • Total 886
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Bunge is a settlement on the Swedish island of Gotland. It is situated in the northernmost part of Gotland, southwest of Fårösund. Formerly a socken,[3] on 1 January 2016, it was reconstituted into the administrative area Bunge District.[4]


Bunge is the name of the socken, now district. It is also the name of the small village surrounding the medieval Bunge Church,[5] sometimes referred to as Bunge kyrkby. It is situated on the north coast of Gotland.[6]

Places of interest[edit]

Bunge has a private airfield, the Bunge Airbase.[7] The hangar and the airfield are listed buildings.[8]

Gotland's (and one of Sweden's) most noted open-air museum is the Bunge museum. The museum has farms from three centuries (17th, 18th and 19th) and is also very active in practical old industry such as recreating tar kilns and charcoal piles.[9]



  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. 108–110. ISBN 91-29-41035-5. LIBRIS 7232718. 
  6. ^ "Bunge". www.ne.se. Nationalencyklopedin. Retrieved 27 May 2016. 
  7. ^ Martinsson, Gert. "Bunge airfield". bungeflygfalt.se. Bunge airfield. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Bunge Kronhagen 3:2 O 3:9 O 3:19 och flygfältet 1:1 KA 3:S fd garnisonsområde med franska kasernen och flygfältet". raa.se. Riksantikvarieämbetet. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Bungemuseet". www.bungemuseet.se. Föreningen Kulturhistoriska Museet i Bunge. Retrieved 11 June 2014. 

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