Slite is a locality situated in Gotland Municipality, Gotland County, on the island of Gotland, Sweden with 1,500 inhabitants in 2014.[2]

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
CountrySweden
ProvinceGotland
CountyGotland County
MunicipalityGotland Municipality
Area
 • Total2.51 km2 (0.97 sq mi)
Population
 (31 December 2014)[2]
 • Total1,500
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Websitewww.slite.nu

GeographyEdit

Slite is situated on the northern east coast of Gotland. The town is divide by the Sjuströmmar inlet, connecting Bogevik bay with the Baltic Sea.[3] The north, and main part, of the town is situated in Othem socken and the part south of Sjuströmmar is in Boge socken.[4]

Outside Slite is a small archipelago called Slite skärgård.[5] The largest island is Asunden with its protected stack area. Close to the south tip of Asunden is the smaller Grunnet island. The island closest to Sjuströmmar is Enholmen where Karlsvärd Fortress is situated.[6][7][8][9]

High on a cliff in the north part of Slite is the modern Slite Church built in 1959–60. It is designed by Danish architect Holger Jensen.[10] As of 2019, Slite Church belongs to Othem-Boge parish in Norra Gotlands pastorat, along with the churches in Othem and Boge.[11][12]

HistoryEdit

For a long time Slite was an important place for trade and business; nowadays tourism is an important source of income along with the stone and gravel industry, producing concrete from raw material of limestone from nearby quarries. The landscape outside Slite is dominated by the Cementa AB limestone quarry.[13]

In 1902–1953, Slite was connected to Roma by the 33 km (21 mi) Slite-Roma railway.[14]

EventsEdit

The annual Slite Market is the first of the major autumn markets on Gotland. There are five official markets held on the island in August–October: Slite, Havdhem, Kräklingbo, Klintehamn and Hemse, each usually spanning a weekend.[15][16]

ReferencesEdit

  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. "Sju strömmar". www.guteinfo.com. Guteinfo. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Slite". www.fmis.raa.se. Swedish National Heritage Board. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Förstudie kring miljöeffekter av modifiering av en vägbank i Slite skärgård". www.lansstyrelsen.se. Gotland County Administrative Board. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Asunden". www.lansstyrelsen.se. Gotland County Administrative Board. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  7. ^ Enderborg, Bernt. "Asunden och öarna utanför Slite". www.guteinfo.com. Guteinfo. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  8. ^ Enderborg, Bernt. "Enholmen". www.guteinfo.com. Guteinfo. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  9. ^ Westrin Theodor, ed. (1910). "Karlsvärd". Nordisk familjebok–Uggleupplagan (in Swedish). Stockholm: Nordisk familjeboks förl. pp. 1105–1106.
  10. ^ Enderborg, Bernt. "Slite Kyrka". www.guteinfo.com. Guteinfo. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Församlingar på Gotland". www.svenskakyrkan.se. Church of Sweden. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  12. ^ "Visby stifts indelning 2018". www.svenskakyrkan.se. Church of Sweden. Retrieved 11 January 2019.
  13. ^ Enderborg, Bernt. "Cementas kalkbrott i Slite". www.guteinfo.com. Guteinfo. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  14. ^ Svensson, Anders. "Slite- Roma 1902, 33 km". www.gotlandstaget.se. Gotland Train Association. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  15. ^ "Marknadshösten inleds i Slite". www.gotland.net. Gotlands Media AB. 16 August 2009. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  16. ^ James, Maria (22 May 2017). "Marknader". www.gotland.se. Gotland County Administrative Board. Retrieved 8 January 2019.

External linksEdit

  •   Media related to Slite at Wikimedia Commons