Lövsta, Gotland

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Roma kyrkby
Roma Church, located in Roma kyrkby/Lövsta
Roma Church, located in Roma kyrkby/Lövsta
Lövsta is located in Gotland
Coordinates: 57°32′N 18°26′E / 57.533°N 18.433°E / 57.533; 18.433Coordinates: 57°32′N 18°26′E / 57.533°N 18.433°E / 57.533; 18.433
Country Sweden
Province Gotland
County Gotland County
Municipality Gotland Municipality
 • Total 0.89 km2 (0.34 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2010)[1]
 • Total 261
 • Density 292/km2 (760/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Lövsta (also known as Roma kyrkby) is a locality on the Swedish island of Gotland, with 261 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

In 1995 the locality known as Roma was divided by Statistics Sweden into a part with the tentative name of "Roma kyrkby" (pop. 277) and the remaining part that was referred to as Roma (pop. 902). It was given the name "Romakloster" as a postal address to avoid confusion with the Italian capital.[2] Some confusion is caused by the fact that Lövsta/Roma kyrkby has been referred to as "Roma" in the statistical figures since 2000.[3]

The medieval Roma Church is in Lövsta.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "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. ^ Tätorter 1995, p. 30 (population; see footnote for the tentative character of the names), 62 (list of new localities since 1990)
  3. ^ Cf. the population figures from 1995 for Roma kyrkby/Roma (277 people) and Romakloster (902) given in Tätorter 1995, p. 30, and Tätorter 2000, p. 27.
  4. ^ Lagerlöf, Erland; Svahnström, Gunnar (1973). Gotlands kyrkor [Gotland's Churces] (in Swedish). Stockholm: Rabén & Sjögren. pp. 223–224. ISBN 91-29-41035-5. LIBRIS 7232718. 


  • Tätorter 1995 (Statistiska meddelanden. Serie Be, Stockholm: SCB, Programmet för regional planering och naturresurser, 1996. Beställningsnummer Be 16 SM 9601.
  • Tätorter 2000. Sveriges Officiella statistik. Statistiska meddelanden Serie MI. MI 38 SM 0101. Stockholm: SCB, 2002.

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