The name is known since 1304 as Fledynge, the first part flaidh meaning "tear or wound" is figuratively used for "hills" or "wound in the landscape", such "wounds" can be found north and northwest of the church, and the last part inge meaning "inhabitants". Fleringe is situated on the north coast of the main island, Gotland, west of Fårösund and right by Lake Bästeträsk. Fleringe parish is mostly forested land.
A number of grave mounds and stone circles from the bronze age can be found at Fleringe. Medieval Fleringe Church is located in Fleringe.
From 1650, and peaking during the 1920s, the area around Fleringe contained many industries connected to the limestone industry on Gotland. The limestone industry closed down in 1990. The old lime kiln can still be seen as a part of Bläse lime industry museum along with the old railway. One of the old limestone quarries at Ar in north Fleringe is now filled with water so clear and blue it has been named the Blue Lagoon. It is a popular destination for people on the island.
The Lake Bästeträsk is the largest lake on Gotland. The water is very clear and shallow, with an average depth of 4.5 meters.
The long, flat stone beaches at Ar in north Fleringe makes this an ideal location for weather and fishing research. There are two research stations at Ar, Fårösund väderstation and Fiskforskningsstationen connected to Campus Gotland and Uppsala University. Sometimes these stations also hosts ornithological research.
1Part of Bro and Duss 2Part of Dalhem and Hallvide 3Part of Eskelhem and Bringsarve 4Part of Klinte and Follingbo norra and Klinte and Follingbo södra 5Part of Hablingbo and Medebys 6Part of Levide and Skinnarve 7Part of Lummelunda and Etebols 8Part of Sanda and Lekarve 9Part of Sylfaste and Lere 10Part of Ansarve and Tofta 11Part of Västergarn and Stora Mafrids