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Fårö - An island with a diffent nature than the main island. It's well-known for the 'raukar', natural formations of lime stone, sandy beaches (Sudersand) and the sheeps.

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Tingstäde
- A village beside a march, where they have found an old fortification made of wood.

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Slite - A village on Gotland that is dependent on the cement industry.

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Visby
- The only city on the island of Gotland. See the page map with specified sights. The city is a World Heritage City and the inner city has more restaurants and pubs per capita than in the rest of Sweden. Map Visby.

South of Visby are some sandy beaches. The best known is Tofta Strand.

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Klintehamn - Just south-west of the village are two small islands with guillemots and razorbills on the rocky cliff ledges. Both islands are classified as nature reserves.
Hemse - Commercial center in the south part of Gotland.

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Ljugarn - The east and south parts of the island has a very special nature, and in the south-east part of Gotland you can also find 'raukar' in the "Folhammar Rauk area". Ljugarn is a popular place for tourists.

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Hoburg and Holmhällar have stone rocks with "rauk" fields. The sites are south of Burgsvik, and here are very good restaurants with local dishes.

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Kräklingbo: For those who are really picky, there is a 5-star restaurant here with the name Krakas Krog. Then you need a driving map. You also need to be prepared to pay for an overnight stay ;-). The place is pretty close to Ljugarn.

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The island has 92 churches, most of them from The Middle Ages (1050-1525), so many villages are not shown on this map of Gotland. The main island is 125 km long and 52 km wide. The upper bedrock was established during the Selurian time about 400 miljon years ago.

Author: Göran Smitterlau
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