- an island in the Baltic, forming a province of Sweden. 1212 sq. mi. (3140 sq. km). Capital: Visby.
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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
Gotland was also a fairyland, but it stayed up through a man bringing fire to it.In Northern Mists (Volume 1 of 2)
Gothland (ˈɡɒθlənd) or Gottland (ˈɡɒtlənd)
- 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)