; Swedish ˈɡɔtlant) or 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)
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