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Havdhem Church
Havdhem Church
Havdhem is located in Gotland
Coordinates: 57°09′N 18°19′E / 57.150°N 18.317°E / 57.150; 18.317Coordinates: 57°09′N 18°19′E / 57.150°N 18.317°E / 57.150; 18.317
CountyGotland County
MunicipalityGotland Municipality
 • Total0.90 km2 (0.35 sq mi)
(31 December 2014)[2]
 • Total300
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Havdhem is a locality situated on the Swedish island of Gotland with 300 inhabitants in 2014.[1]

Havdhem is also the name of the larger populated area, socken (not to be confused with parish).[3] It comprises the same area as the administrative Havdhem District, established on 1 January 2016.[4]


Havdhem is the name of the locality surrounding the medieval Havdhem Church,[5] sometimes referred to as Havdhem kyrkby. It is also the name of the socken as well as the district. Havdhem is situated in the central south part of Gotland.[6]

As of 2019, Havdhem Church belongs to Havdhem parish in Sudrets pastorat, along with the churches in Näs, Grötlingbo, Eke, Hablingbo and Silte.[7][8]


In 1961, Havdhem Municipality initiated a relief work project at Havor hillfort in Hablingbo that lead to the discovery of the Havor Hoard.[9][10]


The annual Havdhem Market is one of the major autumn markets on Gotland. There are five official markets held on the island in August–October: Slite, Havdhem, Kräklingbo, Klintehamn and Hemse, each usually spanning a weekend.[11][12]


  1. ^ a b "Tätorternas landareal, folkmängd och invånare per km2 2005 och 2010" (in Swedish). Statistics Sweden. 14 December 2011. Archived from the original on 10 January 2012. Retrieved 10 January 2012.
  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. 170–171. ISBN 91-29-41035-5. LIBRIS 7232718.
  6. ^ "Havdhem". www.ne.se. Nationalencyklopedin. Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  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. ^ "RAÄ-nummer Hablingbo 32:1". www.raa.se. Swedish National Heritage Board. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  10. ^ Nylén, Erik; Lund Hansen, Ulla; Manneke, Peter (2005). The Havor hoard: the gold, the bronzes, the fort. Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities. ISBN 9174023454. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Marknadshösten inleds i Slite". www.gotland.net. Gotlands Media AB. 16 August 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  12. ^ James, Maria (22 May 2017). "Marknader". www.gotland.se. Gotland County Administrative Board. Retrieved 8 January 2019.

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