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Visby

[viz-bee; Swedish vees-by] /ˈvɪz bi; Swedish ˈvis bü/
noun
1.
a seaport on the Swedish island of Gotland, in the Baltic: an important member of the Hanseatic League.
German Wisby.

Gotland

or Gottland

[got-luh nd; Swedish gawt-luhnd, gawl-luhnd] /ˈgɒt lənd; Swedish ˈgɔt lʌnd, ˈgɔl lʌnd/
noun
1.
an island in the Baltic, forming a province of Sweden. 1212 sq. mi. (3140 sq. km).
Capital: Visby.
Related forms
Gotlander, Gottlander, noun
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Visby

/Swedish ˈviːsbyː/
noun
1.
a port in SE Sweden, on NW Gotland Island in the Baltic: an early member of the Hanseatic League and major N European commercial centre in the Middle Ages. Pop: 22 017 (2000 est)

Gotland

/ˈɡɒtlənd; Swedish ˈɡɔtlant/
noun
1.
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)
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