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Lokrume

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Country  Sweden
Website  http://www.lokrume.se/
Local time  Sunday 8:29 AM
Municipality  Gotland Municipality
Time zone  CET (UTC+1)
Area  34.91 km²
Population  272 (2014)
Province  Gotland County
Lokrume
Weather  -1°C, Wind S at 10 km/h, 90% Humidity

Lokrume, is a small settlement in the north part of the island of Gotland, Sweden. Formerly a socken, on 1 January 2016, it was reconstituted into the administrative area Lokrume District.

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Map of 621 74 Lokrume, Sweden

Geography

Lokrume is the name of the socken, now district. It is also the name of the small village surrounding the medieval Lokrume Church, sometimes referred to as Lokrume kyrkby. It is situated in the central northern part of Gotland, with farmed land to the north and forests in the south.

One of the asteroids in the Asteroid belt, 9267 Lokrume, is named after this place.

History

The name Lokrume is from the 14th century name Lokarum and consists of the lok or lauk being the name of a farm, Lauks, and rum meaning "open place". This sums up to "The open place belonging to the Lauks people". Gervid Lauk was a 14th century county judge living in Lokrume, one of the medieval houses belonging to his estate still remains at the Lauks farm.

There are several minor Viking age grave fields and stone ships, as well as larger stones with Iron age grinding grooves. Four silver treasures has been found at Lokrume.

References

Lokrume Wikipedia


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