Fleringe

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Fleringe
West part of Hau farm in Fleringe
West part of Hau farm in Fleringe
Fleringe is located in Gotland
Fleringe
Fleringe
Coordinates: 57°52′10.66″N 18°52′37.07″E / 57.8696278°N 18.8769639°E / 57.8696278; 18.8769639Coordinates: 57°52′10.66″N 18°52′37.07″E / 57.8696278°N 18.8769639°E / 57.8696278; 18.8769639
Country Sweden
Province Gotland
County Gotland County
Municipality Gotland Municipality
Area_60.06 km2 is land[1]
 • Total 69 km2 (27 sq mi)
Population (2014)[2]
 • Total 74
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Fleringe, is a settlement on the Swedish island of Gotland. Formerly a socken,[3] on 1 January 2016, it was reconstituted into the administrative area Fleringe District.[4]

Community[edit]

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".[5] Fleringe is situated on the north coast of the main island, Gotland, west of Fårösund and right by Lake Bästeträsk. Fleringe is mostly forested land.[1][6][7]

A number of grave mounds and stone circles from the bronze age can be found at Fleringe.[8] The medieval Fleringe Church is located in Fleringe.[9]

One of the asteroids in the Asteroid belt, 9359 Fleringe, is named after this place.[10]

Limestone industry[edit]

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.[11] The old lime kiln can still be seen as a part of Bläse lime industry museum along with the old railway.[12] 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.[13]

Lakes and research[edit]

The Lake Bästeträsk is the largest lake on Gotland. The water is very clear and shallow, with an average depth of 4.5 m (15 ft).[11][14]

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.[15] Sometimes these stations also hosts ornithological research.[16]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fleringe socken, Svensk Uppslagsbok (2 ed.). Malmö: Förlagshuset Norden. 1947–1955. 
  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. ^ Wahlberg, Mats (2003). Svenskt ortnamnslexikon. Uppsala: Språk- och folkminnesinstitutet (SOFI). ISBN 91-7229-020-X. 
  6. ^ Harlén, Hans; Harlén, Elvy (2003). Sverige från A till Ö: geografisk-historisk uppslagsbok. Stockholm: Kommentus. ISBN 91-7345-139-8. 
  7. ^ "FörsamlingaR". www.scb.se/sv/. Statistika sentralbyrån. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Fleringe fornlämningar". www.fmis.raa.se. Riksantikvarieämbetet. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  9. ^ Lagerlöf, Erland; Svahnström, Gunnar (1973). Gotlands kyrkor [Gotland's Churces] (in Swedish). Stockholm: Rabén & Sjögren. p. 137. ISBN 91-29-41035-5. LIBRIS 7232718. 
  10. ^ JPL Small-Body Database Browser on 9359 Fleringe
  11. ^ a b Enderborg, Bernt. "Bästeträsk". www.guteinfo.com. Guteinfo. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  12. ^ Enderborg, Bernt. "Bläse kalkbruksmuseum". www.guteinfo.com. Guteinfo. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  13. ^ Enderborg, Bernt. "Blå Lagunen". www.guteinfo.com. Guteinfo. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  14. ^ "Gotland i siffror 2013, pdf ("Gotland in numbers 2013")". www.gotland.se. Region Gotland. p. 4. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  15. ^ "Forskningsstationen Ar, Campus Gotland". www.hgo.se. Uppsala Universitet. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  16. ^ Bygren, Per G. "Utökad utrustning och forskning och tvärvetenskapliga studier via Fårösunds väderstation På Ar.". kundo.se. SMHI. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Westman, Anna (1988). Att bränna snö: om kvinnoliv i Fleringe (in Swedish). Lärbro: Intresseföreningen Bläse kalkbruk. LIBRIS 777354. 
  • Pettersson, Jörgen (1987). Botanisk och ornitologisk inventering av täkt- och påverkansområde för planerat kalkbrott i sydvästra Fleringe (in Swedish). Visby: Naturvårdsfunktionen, Länsstyr. i Gotlands län. LIBRIS 693128. 
  • Ohlsson, Erik W (2002). "Groddargården i Fleringe". Från Gutabygd. 2002: 25–34. LIBRIS 9649105. 

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