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Katthammarsvik harbor
Katthammarsvik harbor
Katthammarsvik is located in Gotland
Coordinates: 57°26.054′N 18°50.882′E / 57.434233°N 18.848033°E / 57.434233; 18.848033Coordinates: 57°26.054′N 18°50.882′E / 57.434233°N 18.848033°E / 57.434233; 18.848033
Country Sweden
Province Gotland
County Gotland County
Municipality Gotland Municipality
 • Total 0.70 km2 (0.27 sq mi)
Population (2005-12-31)[1]
 • Total 176
 • Density 253/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Katthammarsvik is a harbour settlement in Östergarn socken on the Swedish island of Gotland. As of 2005, it was in statistical terms defined as a småort (small locality) and has formerly, very briefly, held the status of a tätort (locality).


Katthammarsvik had a limestone industry consisting of several kilns that flourished after Gotland came under Swedish rule in 1645. Burnt lime, limestone and wood products were shipped from the harbour at Katthammarsvik.

The Katthamra mansion not far from the harbor, is of medieval origin but flourished and was expanded during the time of the limestone industry in the 18th and 19th century.[2]

With 196 inhabitants, Katthammarsvik was defined as a småort (small locality) in 1990.[3] After a rise in population to 220 in 1995, Statistics Sweden redefined it as a locality.[4] In 2000, the population was down to 182 people and it was again defined as a small locality[5] In 2005, the population had sunk to 176.[1]


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