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Martebo is located in Gotland
Coordinates: 57°44′55″N 18°29′31″E / 57.74861°N 18.49194°E / 57.74861; 18.49194Coordinates: 57°44′55″N 18°29′31″E / 57.74861°N 18.49194°E / 57.74861; 18.49194
Country Sweden
Province Gotland
County Gotland County
Municipality Gotland Municipality
 • Total 27 km2 (10 sq mi)
Population (2014)[2]
 • Total 174
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

Martebo is a settlement in the northwestern part of the Swedish island of Gotland. Formerly a socken,[3] on 1 January 2016, it was reconstituted into the administrative area Martebo District.[4] In 2006, the Stenkyrka parish was expanded to include the settlements of Tingstäde, Martebo and Lummelunda.


Martebo is the name of the small village surrounding the medieval Martebo Church,[5] sometimes referred to as Martebo kyrkby. The name is also used for the larger surrounding area, Martebo socken. It is situated in the northwest part of Gotland.[6] The area is mainly farmed land, some of it on part of a drained mire. This is where the noted Martebo lights can be seen.[7]

One of the asteroids in the Asteroid belt, 3250 Martebo, is named after this place.[8]


  1. ^ Carlquist, Gunnar, ed. (1947–1955). Svensk Uppslagsbok (in Swedish) (2nd ed.). Malmö: Förlagshuset Norden. p. 67. 
  2. ^ "Gotland i siffror 2015" [Gotland in numbers 2015]. 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. 211–213. ISBN 91-29-41035-5. LIBRIS 7232718. 
  6. ^ "Martebo". Nationalencyklopedin. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 
  7. ^ Wallin, Inga-Lill. "Marteboljuset". UFO Serige. Archived from the original on 6 January 2010. Retrieved 16 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "JPL Small-Body Database Browser". NASA. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 

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