Väskinde

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Väskinde
Väskinde Church
Väskinde Church
Väskinde is located in Gotland
Väskinde
Väskinde
Coordinates: 57°41′N 18°25′E / 57.683°N 18.417°E / 57.683; 18.417Coordinates: 57°41′N 18°25′E / 57.683°N 18.417°E / 57.683; 18.417
Country Sweden
Province Gotland
County Gotland County
Municipality Gotland Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 0.40 km2 (0.15 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2014)[2]
 • Total 1,501
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)

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

Geography[edit]

Väskinde is the name of the socken, now district. It is also the name of the larger locality within the district and the small village surrounding the medieval Väskinde Church,[5] sometimes referred to as Väskinde kyrkby. It is located in the northwest part of Gotland.[6]

At Själsö in the south part of the Väskinde coast, is the Brucebo nature reserve and art museum. Formerly the home of artists William Blair Bruce and his wife Carolina Benedicks-Bruce, it is now managed by the Brucebo Foundation.[7] Further north along the coast is the Brissund fishing village and beach.[8]

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. ^ "Gotland i siffror 2015" [Gotland in numbers 2015]. www.gotland.se. 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 25 May 2016. 
  5. ^ Jacobsson, Britta; Johansson, Eva; Johansson, Per; Andersson, Rolf (1990). Våra kyrkor [Our churches] (in Swedish). Västervik: Klarkullens förlag AB. p. 672. ISBN 91-971561-0-8. LIBRIS 7794694. 
  6. ^ "Väskinde". www.ne.se. Nationalencyklopedin. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  7. ^ Enderborg, Bernt. "Brucebo". www.guteinfo.com. Guteinfo. Retrieved 27 May 2016. 
  8. ^ Enderborg, Bernt. "Brissund". www.guteinfo.com. Guteinfo. Retrieved 12 June 2016. 

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