Katthammarsvik

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Katthammarsvik
Katthammarsvik harbor
Katthammarsvik harbor
Katthammarsvik is located in Gotland
Katthammarsvik
Katthammarsvik
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
CountrySweden
ProvinceGotland
CountyGotland County
MunicipalityGotland Municipality
Area
 • Total0.70 km2 (0.27 sq mi)
Population
 (2005-12-31)[1]
 • Total176
 • Density253/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)

Katthammarsvik (Swedish pronunciation: [kathamaʂˈviːk])[2] is a harbour settlement in Östergarn socken on the island of Gotland, Sweden.
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).

History[edit]

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.

Katthamra Manor (Katthamra gård) 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.[3] [4]

With 196 inhabitants, Katthammarsvik was defined as a småort (small locality) in 1990.[5] After a rise in population to 220 in 1995, Statistics Sweden redefined it as a locality.[6] In 2000, the population was down to 182 people and it was again defined as a small locality[7] In 2005, the population had sunk to 176.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Småorter 2005 Sveriges officiella statistik. Statistiska meddelanden, MI 38 SM 0602" (PDF). Stockholm: Statistics Sweden. 2007. p. 30.
  2. ^ Jöran Sahlgren; Gösta Bergman (1979). Svenska ortnamn med uttalsuppgifter (in Swedish). p. 13.
  3. ^ Nina Ringbom. "Katthamra gård". slottsguiden.info. Retrieved February 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "Gotland kn, Gotland kn, Östergarn Katthammars 1:13 Katthamra". www.raa.se. Swedish National Heritage Board. Retrieved 12 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Småorter 1990: Befolkningskoncentrationer i glesbygd Satistiska meddelanden, Be 16 SM 9401" (PDF). Stockholm: Statistics Sweden. 1995. p. 24.
  6. ^ "Tätorter 1995. Statistiska meddelanden. Serie Be. Beställningsnummer Be 16 SM 9601" (PDF). Stockholm: Statistics Sweden, Programmet för regional planering och naturresurser. 1996. p. 30.
  7. ^ "Småorter 2000. Sveriges officiella statistik. Statistiska meddelanden, MI 38 SM 0201" (PDF). Stockholm: Statistics Sweden. 2002. p. 21.

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