Slite

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Slite
Aerial view of Slite
Aerial view of Slite
Slite is located in Gotland
Slite
Slite
Coordinates: 57°43′N 18°48′E / 57.717°N 18.800°E / 57.717; 18.800Coordinates: 57°43′N 18°48′E / 57.717°N 18.800°E / 57.717; 18.800
Country Sweden
Province Gotland
County Gotland County
Municipality Gotland Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 2.51 km2 (0.97 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2014)[2]
 • Total 1,500
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Website www.slite.nu

Slite is a locality situated in Gotland Municipality, Gotland County, on the island of Gotland, Sweden with 1,500 inhabitants in 2014.[2] For a long time Slite was an important place for trade and business; nowadays tourism is an important source of income but also industry with stone and gravel, producing concrete from raw material of limestone from nearby quarries. The landscape outside Slite is dominated by the Cementa AB limestone quarry.[3]

In 1902–1953, Slite was connected to Roma by the 33 km (21 mi) Slite-Roma railway.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. ^ a b "Gotland i siffror 2015" [Gotland in numbers 2015]. www.gotland.se. Gotland Municipality. Retrieved 25 May 2016. 
  3. ^ Enderborg, Bernt. "Cementas kalkbrott i Slite". www.guteinfo.com. Guteinfo. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 
  4. ^ Svensson, Anders. "Slite- Roma 1902, 33 km". www.gotlandstaget.se. Gotland Train Association. Retrieved 26 May 2016. 

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