Eke, Gotland

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Eke church
Eke church
Eke is located in Gotland
Coordinates: 57°10′4″N 18°22′44″E / 57.16778°N 18.37889°E / 57.16778; 18.37889Coordinates: 57°10′4″N 18°22′44″E / 57.16778°N 18.37889°E / 57.16778; 18.37889
CountyGotland County
MunicipalityGotland Municipality
 • Total18.55 km2 (7.16 sq mi)
 • Total63
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Eke is a populated area, a socken (not to be confused with parish), on the Swedish island of Gotland.[3] It comprises the same area as the administrative Eke District, established on 1 January 2016.[4]


Eke is situated in the southeast part of Gotland.[5] The medieval Eke Church is located in the socken.[6] As of 2019, Eke Church belongs to Havdhem parish in Sudrets pastorat, along with the churches in Havdhem, Näs, Grötlingbo, Hablingbo and Silte.[7][8]


The Guding hillfort in Eke was built during the Iron Age. The wall that encircles it is approximately 450 m (1,480 ft) long and the courtyard about 12,000 m2 (130,000 sq ft).[9]


  1. ^ Carlquist, Gunnar, ed. (1947–1955). "Eke socken". Svensk Uppslagsbok (in Swedish) (2nd ed.). Malmö: Förlagshuset Norden.
  2. ^ "Gotland i siffror 2015" [Gotland in numbers 2015]. www.gotland.se. Gotland Municipality. Retrieved 2 July 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 2 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Eke". www.ne.se. Nationalencyklopedin. Retrieved 2 July 2016.
  6. ^ Lagerlöf, Erland; Svahnström, Gunnar (1973). Gotlands kyrkor [Gotland's Churches] (in Swedish). Stockholm: Rabén & Sjögren. pp. 119–120. ISBN 91-29-41035-5. LIBRIS 7232718.
  7. ^ "Församlingar på Gotland". www.svenskakyrkan.se. Church of Sweden. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Visby stifts indelning 2018". www.svenskakyrkan.se. Church of Sweden. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  9. ^ Enderborg, Bernt. "Gudings slott". www.guteinfo.com. Guteinfo. Retrieved 2 July 2016.

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