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Stenkumla Church
Stenkumla Church
Stenkumla is located in Gotland
Coordinates: 57°32′51″N 18°16′6″E / 57.54750°N 18.26833°E / 57.54750; 18.26833Coordinates: 57°32′51″N 18°16′6″E / 57.54750°N 18.26833°E / 57.54750; 18.26833
Country Sweden
Province Gotland
County Gotland County
Municipality Gotland Municipality
 • Total 31,65 km2 (1,222 sq mi)
Population (2014)[2]
 • Total 526
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)

Stenkumla is a settlement on the Swedish island of Gotland. Formerly a socken,[3] on 1 January 2016, it was reconstituted into the administrative area Stenkumla District.[4]


Stenkumla is the name of the socken, now district. It is also the name of the small village surrounding the medieval Stenkumla Church,[5] sometimes referred to as Stenkumla kyrkby. It is situated in the central east part of Gotland.[6]

One of the asteroids in the asteroid belt, 10553 Stenkumla, is named after this place.[7]


The last public execution in Sweden took place at Stenkumla Backe by Stenkumla Church on 18 May 1876. Konrad Petterson Lundqvist Tector, a robber and murderer was beheaded. He was buried in the church cemetery where his grave can still be seen.[8][9][10]


  1. ^ Carlquist, Gunnar, ed. (1947–1955). "Stenkumla socken". Svensk Uppslagsbok (in Swedish) (2nd ed.). Malmö: Förlagshuset Norden. 
  2. ^ "Gotland i siffror 2015" [Gotland in numbers 2015]. Gotland Municipality. Retrieved 4 June 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 4 June 2016. 
  5. ^ Jacobsson, Britta; Johansson, Eva; Johansson, Per; Andersson, Rolf (1990). Våra kyrkor [Our churches] (in Swedish). Västervik: Klarkullens förlag AB. p. 682. ISBN 91-971561-0-8. LIBRIS 7794694. 
  6. ^ "Stenkumla". Nationalencyklopedin. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  7. ^ "10125 Stenkyrka (1993 FB24)". NASA. Retrieved 1 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Stenkumla kyrka" [Stenkumla Church]. Church of Sweden. Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  9. ^ Jonsson, Håkan. "Tryggare Gotland" [Safer Gotland]. Gotland County Administrative Board. Retrieved 4 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "Brott & Straff i Visby under 600 år" [Crime & Punishment during 600 years in Visby]. Inspiration Gotland, Tourist information. Retrieved 4 June 2016. 

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