Gotland County Research Guide

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Gotland county is located in Götaland and is geographically identical with Gotland province. Both the county and the province use the same coat of arms. The county code for Gotland is the letter I.

Gotland county consists of two hundreds and there is about 95 parishes in the county.


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Hundreds - Häraden

The island is divided into two Hundreds, the northern and the southern.

District Courts - Ting

The island has been divided into 20 district courts (tings) since the middle ages. Their borders are not in accordance with the parishes so they are believed to have been there before the Christianization of the island. In 1774, however, the borders were changed to follow the parish borders. The district courts are grouped into six settingar and these have in pairs made out the three tredingar of Gotland.


Marklej is a way to measure the size and worth of land.


  • Tryggve Siltberg, Marklejet - Gotlands jordtal för undersåtarna, Visby 2013
  • Gotland, Wikipedia


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