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[got-luh nd; Swedish gawt-luhnd, gawl-luhnd] /ˈgɒt lənd; Swedish ˈgɔt lʌnd, ˈgɔl lʌnd/
an island in the Baltic, forming a province of Sweden. 1212 sq. mi. (3140 sq. km).
Capital: Visby.
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Gotlander, Gottlander, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • After this the great bone of contention was the isle of Gotland.

  • If Sweden should continue the war in Gotland, she was to pay for all damage she might do.

  • Surely "Gotland" is nearer to "Geotland" than to "Geatland."

    Beowulf R. W. Chambers
  • He had a third battle in Gotland, in which he also gained the victory, and made a great booty.

    Heimskringla Snorri Sturlason
  • Gotland was also a fairyland, but it stayed up through a man bringing fire to it.

  • Some interesting particulars may be gathered about the town of Wisby, on the Isle of Gotland.

    The Great Pestilence (A.D. 1348-9) Francis Aidan Gasquet
  • He then sailed eastward to the island of Gotland, where he captured a merchant vessel belonging to the people of Jamtaland.

    Heimskringla Snorri Sturlason
  • First he steered to Gotland, and lay there long in summer watching for merchant vessels sailing towards the land, or for vikings.

    Heimskringla Snorri Sturlason
  • The fleet of Gotland was waiting for the Swedish fleet in the harbour named Garnum.

    The Danish History, Books I-IX Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")
  • Odin had a son named Skioldr who settled and reigned in the land which is now called Denmark, but was then called Gotland.

British Dictionary definitions for Gotland


/ˈɡɒtlənd; Swedish ˈɡɔtlant/
an island in the Baltic Sea, off the SE coast of Sweden: important trading centre since the Bronze Age; long disputed between Sweden and Denmark, finally becoming Swedish in 1645; tourism and agriculture now important. Capital: Visby. Pop: (including associated islands) 57 677 (2004 est). Area: 3140 sq km (1212 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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