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The Abbasid Caliphate (or ٱلْخِلافَةُ ٱلْعَبَّاسِيَّة) was the third of the Islamic caliphates to succeed the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
Aftonbladet is a Swedish evening newspaper published in Stockholm, Sweden.
The Ajvide Settlement (Ajvideboplatsen) is located in Ajvide, Eksta, on the western coast of Gotland, Sweden.
Arabs (عَرَب ISO 233, Arabic pronunciation) are a population inhabiting the Arab world.
Asteroids are minor planets, especially those of the inner Solar System.
The asteroid belt is the circumstellar disc in the Solar System located roughly between the orbits of the planets Mars and Jupiter.
An astronomer is a scientist in the field of astronomy who concentrates their studies on a specific question or field outside the scope of Earth.
Öland (known in Latin as Oelandia, and sometimes written Øland in other Scandinavian languages, and Oland internationally) is the second largest Swedish island and the smallest of the traditional provinces of Sweden.
Östergarn is a settlement on the Swedish island of Gotland.
In Norse mythology, Þjálfi and Röskva are two siblings, male and female respectively, who are servants of the god Thor.
Barbro Karin Viola Westerlund Larsson (born 29October 1956), better known as Babben, is a Swedish actress and comedian.
A backshop or back-shop is a specialized store or workshop found in service industries, such as locomotive and aircraft repair.
The Baltic Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, enclosed by Scandinavia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Germany and the North and Central European Plain.
The Baltic states, also known as the Baltic countries, Baltic republics, Baltic nations or simply the Baltics (Balti riigid, Baltimaad, Baltijas valstis, Baltijos valstybės), is a geopolitical term used for grouping the three sovereign countries in Northern Europe on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea: Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
Basketball is a team sport played on a rectangular court.
Basketligan dam, formerly known as Damligan until 2011–12, is the top professional women's basketball league in Sweden.
Battlefield Vietnam is a first-person shooter video game, the second in the ''Battlefield'' franchise after Battlefield 1942.
The Berezan' Runestone (X UaFv1914;47) was discovered in 1905 by Ernst von Stern, professor at Odessa, on Berezan' Island (also known as the Island of St Aitherios) where the Dnieper River meets the Black Sea.
A bird reserve (also called ornithological reserve) is a wildlife refuge designed to protect bird species.
Blekinge is one of the traditional provinces of Sweden (landskap), situated in the south of the country.
Bornholm (Burgundaholmr) is a Danish island in the Baltic Sea, to the east of the rest of Denmark, south of Sweden, northeast of Germany and north of the westernmost part of Poland.
Brachiopods, phylum Brachiopoda, are a group of lophotrochozoan animals that have hard "valves" (shells) on the upper and lower surfaces, unlike the left and right arrangement in bivalve molluscs.
Bysen is a legendary gnome-like creature that haunts the woods of the island of Gotland, Sweden.
The caber toss is a traditional Scottish athletic event in which competitors toss a large tapered pole called a "caber".
Uppsala University - Campus Gotland (Uppsala universitet - Campus Gotland) is a campus of Uppsala University and a former university college (högskola) previously known in English as Gotland University located in Visby on the Baltic island of Gotland, Sweden.
The Carolingian Empire (800–888) was a large empire in western and central Europe during the early Middle Ages.
Christopher Polhammar (18 December 1661 – 30 August 1751), better known as Christopher Polhem, which he took after his ennoblement, was a Swedish scientist, inventor and industrialist.
The Church of Sweden (Svenska kyrkan) is an Evangelical Lutheran national church in Sweden.
Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist (born 1944) is a Swedish astronomer at the Uppsala Astronomical Observatory.
A coat of arms is a heraldic visual design on an escutcheon (i.e., shield), surcoat, or tabard.
Cold War II (also called the New Cold War or Second Cold War) is a term used to describe an ongoing state of political and military tension between opposing geopolitical power-blocs, with one bloc typically reported as being led by Russia and/or China, and the other led by the United States, European Union, and NATO.
Corals are marine invertebrates in the class Anthozoa of phylum Cnidaria.
The counties of Sweden (Swedish: Sveriges län) are the top-level geographic subdivisions of Sweden.
Danes (danskere) are a nation and a Germanic ethnic group native to Denmark, who speak Danish and share the common Danish culture.
The Danes were a North Germanic tribe inhabiting southern Scandinavia, including the area now comprising Denmark proper, during the Nordic Iron Age and the Viking Age.
Death metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music.
Denmark (Danmark), officially the Kingdom of Denmark,Kongeriget Danmark,.
Destination Gotland is a Swedish ferry-line that runs state-subsidised domestic ferries from Nynäshamn and Oskarshamn to Visby on the island of Gotland.
Di sma undar jordi, or simply di sma, are legendary vættir-like creatures found in folklore from the island of Gotland, Sweden.
The Diocese of Visby (Visby stift) is a division of the Church of Sweden consisting of Gotland.
Dirham, dirhem or dirhm (درهم) was and, in some cases, still is a unit of currency in several Arab states.
Division 2 is the fourth level in the league system of Swedish football and comprises 84 Swedish football teams.
Sven Einar Englund (June 17, 1916 – June 27, 1999) was a Finnish composer.
Enduro is a form of motorcycle sport run on extended cross-country, off-road courses.
Eric of Pomerania KG (1381 or 1382 – 24 September 1459) was the ruler of the Kalmar Union from 1396 until 1439, succeeding his adoptive mother, Queen Margaret I. He is numbered Eric III as King of Norway (1389–1442), Eric VII as King of Denmark (1396–1439) and Eric XIII as King of Sweden (1396–1434, 1436–39).
Eurasia is a combined continental landmass of Europe and Asia.
Fårö is a Baltic Sea island just off north of the island of Gotland, itself off mainland Sweden's southeastern coast.
Félag (Old Norse, meaning "fellowship, partnership") was a joint financial venture between partners in Viking Age society.
FC Gute, previously named Visby IF Gute, is a Swedish football club located in Visby on the island of Gotland.
A fief (feudum) was the central element of feudalism and consisted of heritable property or rights granted by an overlord to a vassal who held it in fealty (or "in fee") in return for a form of feudal allegiance and service, usually given by the personal ceremonies of homage and fealty.
Finland (Suomi; Finland), officially the Republic of Finland is a country in Northern Europe bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Norway to the north, Sweden to the northwest, and Russia to the east.
The Finnish War (Finska kriget, Финляндская война, Suomen sota) was fought between the Kingdom of Sweden and the Russian Empire from February 1808 to September 1809.
Fleringe, is a settlement on the Swedish island of Gotland.
Floorball is a type of floor hockey with five players and a goalkeeper in each team.
Fornvännen ("Friend of the Past") is a Swedish academic journal in the fields of archaeology and Medieval art.
Frans Gunnar Bengtsson (4 October 1894 – 19 December 1954) was a Swedish novelist, essayist, poet and biographer.
Furillen (older spelling Furilden) is an island in Rute on the northeast coast of Gotland, Sweden.
Gökhem in Västergötland was originally part of Vilske härad and is since 1974, a part of the Falköping Municipality.
Götaland (also Gothia, Gothland, Gothenland or Gautland) is one of three lands of Sweden and comprises ten provinces.
The Geats (gēatas; gautar; götar), sometimes called Goths, were a North Germanic tribe who inhabited italic ("land of the Geats") in modern southern Sweden.
The Germanic peoples (also called Teutonic, Suebian, or Gothic in older literature) are an Indo-European ethno-linguistic group of Northern European origin.
Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.
The Gothic alphabet is an alphabet for writing the Gothic language, created in the 4th century by Ulfilas (or Wulfila) for the purpose of translating the Bible.
Gothic architecture is an architectural style that flourished in Europe during the High and Late Middle Ages.
Gothic is an extinct East Germanic language that was spoken by the Goths.
Gothland may refer to.
The Goths (Gut-þiuda; Gothi) were an East Germanic people, two of whose branches, the Visigoths and the Ostrogoths, played an important role in the fall of the Western Roman Empire through the long series of Gothic Wars and in the emergence of Medieval Europe.
Gotland is a province, county, municipality, and diocese of Sweden, and Sweden's largest island.
Gotland County (Gotlands län) is a county or län of Sweden.
Gotland Municipality (Gotlands kommun) is a municipality that covers the entire island of Gotland in Sweden.
The Gotland National Conscription (Gotlands nationalbeväring) was a Swedish Army infantry regiment that traced its origins back to the 19th century.
The Gutes or the Gotlanders (in Swedish gutar) are the population of the island of Gotland.
The Gotlands Fotbollförbund (Gotland Football Association) is one of the 24 district organisations of the Swedish Football Association.
Gotlandsdricka (in modern Gutnish drikke or drikko, and drikku) is a traditional homebrewed alcoholic beverage made on the island of Gotland, Sweden.
Gotska Sandön (literally translated as Gotlandic Sand Island) is an uninhabited Swedish island, since 1909 also a national park, situated north of Fårö in the Baltic Sea.
Grave is a Swedish death metal band that was formed in 1986 by vocalist and guitarist Ola Lindgren, who is their only constant member.
Grötlingbo is a settlement on the Swedish island of Gotland.
There are grooves (sliprännor, slipskåror. Sw-En translation: sharpening grooves) carved into rock in many places in Europe, and some of them appear on the Baltic Sea island of Gotland.
Gutasaga (Gutasagan) is a saga regarding the history of Gotland before its Christianization.
Gutnish, or Gotlandic (Gotländska, Gutniska or Gutamål) refers to the dialects of the Swedish language spoken on the islands of Gotland and Fårö.
Hablingbo is a settlement on the island of Gotland, Sweden.
The Hanseatic League (Middle Low German: Hanse, Düdesche Hanse, Hansa; Standard German: Deutsche Hanse; Latin: Hansa Teutonica) was a commercial and defensive confederation of merchant guilds and market towns in Northwestern and Central Europe.
Håkan Per Loob (born 3 July 1960) is a Swedish former professional ice hockey player for Färjestad BK of the Elitserien and the Calgary Flames of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Håkan Nesser (born 21 February 1950) is a Swedish author and teacher who has written a number of successful novels, mostly but not only crime fiction.
The High Middle Ages, or High Medieval Period, was the period of European history that commenced around 1000 AD and lasted until around 1250 AD.
Hjördis Olga Maria Petterson (17 October 1908 – 27 May 1988) was a Swedish actress.
A hoard or "wealth deposit" is an archaeological term for a collection of valuable objects or artifacts, sometimes purposely buried in the ground, in which case it is sometimes also known as a cache.
Hoburg Shoal, also known as Hoburgs bank, is a shoal located in the Baltic Sea, in the southern zone of the Gotland shelf, south of Hoburgen.
The Home Guard – National Security Forces (Hemvärnet – Nationella skyddsstyrkorna) is a military reserve force of the Swedish Armed Forces.
The HVDC Gotland, on the Swedish east coast, was the first fully commercial static plant for high voltage direct current transmission in the world.
ICA Gruppen AB (publ) ("ICA Group"; Inköpscentralernas aktiebolag, lit. the Purchasing Centres' Corporation) is a Swedish retailer with a focus on food and health.
Ernst Ingmar Bergman (14 July 1918 – 30 July 2007) was a Swedish director, writer, and producer who worked in film, television, theatre and radio.
The International Island Games Association (IIGA) is an organisation the sole purpose of which is to organise the Island Games, a friendly biennial multi-sport competition between teams from several European islands and other small territories.
An island or isle is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water.
Pär-Ola Jonas Jonasson (born Per Ola Jonasson; 6 July 1961) is a Swedish journalist and writer, best known as the author of the best-seller The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared.
The JPL Small-Body Database (SBDB) is an astronomy database about small Solar System bodies.
The Kalmar Union or Union of Kalmaris (Danish, Norwegian and Kalmarunionen; Unio Calmariensis) was a personal union that from 1397 to 1523 joined under a single monarch the three kingdoms of Denmark, Sweden (then including most of Finland's populated areas), and Norway, together with Norway's overseas dependencies (then including Iceland, Greenland,Nominal possession, there was no European contact with the island during the Kalmar Union period the Faroe Islands and the Northern Isles).
Karlskrona is a locality and the seat of Karlskrona Municipality, Blekinge County, Sweden with 35,212 inhabitants in 2010.
Karst is a topography formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks such as limestone, dolomite, and gypsum.
is a 1989 Japanese animated fantasy film written, produced, and directed by Hayao Miyazaki as an adaptation of the 1985 novel of the same name by Eiko Kadono.
The Order of Knights of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem (Ordo Fratrum Hospitalis Sancti Ioannis Hierosolymitani), also known as the Order of Saint John, Order of Hospitallers, Knights Hospitaller, Knights Hospitalier or Hospitallers, was a medieval Catholic military order.
Kubb (pronounced in Swedish or in Gutnish) is a lawn game where the objective is to knock over wooden blocks (kubbs) by throwing wooden batons (kastpinnar) at them.
Kvenland, known as Cwenland, Qwenland, Kænland or similar terms in medieval sources, is an ancient name for an area in Fennoscandia and Scandinavia.
Lake Bästeträsk is a freshwater lake located in the northern part of the Swedish island of Gotland.
Latvia (or; Latvija), officially the Republic of Latvia (Latvijas Republika), is a sovereign state in the Baltic region of Northern Europe.
Lennart Olof Birger Eriksson, (14 August 1956), often known by the nickname Fjodor, was the bass player in the rebellious Swedish punk rock band Ebba Grön.
LIBRIS (Library Information System) is a Swedish national union catalogue maintained by the National Library of Sweden in Stockholm.
Lilla Karlsö is a small Swedish island in the Baltic Sea, situated about off the west coast of Gotland and from Stora Karlsö; it is part of Eksta socken.
Limestone is a sedimentary rock, composed mainly of skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral, forams and molluscs.
There are in total nineteen known ruined churches on the Swedish island of Gotland, in the Baltic Sea twelve of which lie in Visby, the island's main town.
Of the churches of the Swedish island of Gotland, 93 – the vast majority – are medieval.
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National parks of Sweden are managed by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (Naturvårdsverket) and owned by the state.
A rock formation is an isolated, scenic, or spectacular surface rock outcrop.
Llandovery (Llanymddyfri) is a community and market town in Carmarthenshire, Wales.
Magnus III (Magnus Birgersson/Magnus Ladulås; 1240 – 18 December 1290) was King of Sweden from 1275 until his death in 1290.
Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta (Repubblika ta' Malta), is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.
Margaret I (Margrete Valdemarsdatter, Margrete Valdemarsdatter, Margareta Valdemarsdotter, Margrét Valdimarsdóttir; 15 March 1353 – 28 October 1412) was queen consort of Norway (1363–1380) and Sweden (1363–1364) and later ruler in her own right of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, from which later period there are ambiguities regarding her specific titles.
Mari Jungstedt (born 31 October 1962 in Stockholm) is a Swedish journalist and crime fiction author.
The Martebo lights (in Swedish, "Marteboljusen" or "Marteboljuset") are "ghost lights" which have been seen since the early 1900s on a road in Martebo on the Swedish island of Gotland.
The Mästermyr chest is a Viking Age (793–1066) tool chest found in the Mästermyr mire west of Hemse on the island of Gotland, Sweden.
Möre is one of the original small lands of Småland, a historical province (landskap) in southern Sweden.
The Ministry of Finance (Finansdepartementet) is a Swedish government ministry responsible for matters relating to economic policy, the central government budget, taxes, banking, security and insurance, international economic work, central, regional and local government.
A mod (short for "modification") is an alteration that changes some aspects or one aspect of a video game, such as how it looks or behaves.
The municipalities of Sweden (Sveriges kommuner) are its lower-level local government entities.
A Muslim (مُسلِم) is someone who follows or practices Islam, a monotheistic Abrahamic religion.
Naomi Mary Margaret Mitchison, Baroness Mitchison, CBE (née Haldane; 1 November 1897 – 11 January 1999) was a Scottish novelist and poet.
The National Hockey League (NHL; Ligue nationale de hockey—LNH) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, currently comprising 31 teams: 24 in the United States and 7 in Canada.
The National Library of Sweden (Kungliga biblioteket, KB, meaning "the Royal Library") is the national library of Sweden.
Nikolai Andreevich Bodisko, (Николай Андреевич Бодиско) (1756 – 1815) was a Russian counter admiral.
Norsemen are a group of Germanic people who inhabited Scandinavia and spoke what is now called the Old Norse language between 800 AD and c. 1300 AD.
Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk); Norga), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a unitary sovereign state whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.
An oceanic or highland climate, also known as a marine or maritime climate, is the Köppen classification of climate typical of west coasts in higher middle latitudes of continents, and generally features cool summers (relative to their latitude) and cool winters, with a relatively narrow annual temperature range and few extremes of temperature, with the exception for transitional areas to continental, subarctic and highland climates.
Old Gutnish or Old Gotlandic was the dialect of Old Norse that was spoken on the Baltic island of Gotland.
Old Norse was a North Germanic language that was spoken by inhabitants of Scandinavia and inhabitants of their overseas settlements from about the 9th to the 13th century.
The Ordovician is a geologic period and system, the second of six periods of the Paleozoic Era.
Pärk or Paerk is a game, somewhat similar to a game of baseball but where the aim is to gain ground like in American football, that has been played for centuries on the island of Gotland in Baltic Sea.
Peab AB is a construction and civil engineering company headquartered in Förslöv, Scania, listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm.
A picture stone, image stone or figure stone is an ornate slab of stone, usually limestone, which was raised in Germanic Iron Age or Viking Age Scandinavia, and in the greatest number on Gotland.
PostNord Sverige (formerly Posten AB) is the name of the Swedish postal service.
Human prehistory is the period between the use of the first stone tools 3.3 million years ago by hominins and the invention of writing systems.
Prince Oscar Carl August Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg (15 November 1859 – 4 October 1953) was a Swedish religious activist, the second son of King Oscar II of Sweden and his consort, Sofia of Nassau.
Princess Eugénie of Sweden and Norway (Charlotta Eugenia Augusta Amalia Albertina; 24 April 1830 – 23 April 1889) was a member of the royal House of Bernadotte and a philanthropist and amateur artist.
Princess Leonore of Sweden, Duchess of Gotland (Leonore Lilian Maria Bernadotte;Skatteverket public records born 20 February 2014), is the eldest child of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill.
Proto-Norse (also called Proto-Scandinavian, Proto-Nordic, Ancient Scandinavian, Proto-North Germanic and a variety of other names) was an Indo-European language spoken in Scandinavia that is thought to have evolved as a northern dialect of Proto-Germanic in the first centuries CE.
The provinces of Sweden (Sveriges landskap) are historical, geographical and cultural regions.
Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance especially as Waterfowl Habitat is an international treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands.
A reef knoll is a land-based landform that comprises an immense pile of calcareous material that accumulated on a previously existing ancient sea floor.
A registration district is, since 1 January 2016, the smallest administrative subdivision for population registration in Sweden (folkbokföring), i.e. the civil registration of births, marriages, civil partnerships and deaths, and for the collation of census information.
The Riksdag (riksdagen or Sveriges riksdag) is the national legislature and the supreme decision-making body of Sweden.
Romanesque architecture is an architectural style of medieval Europe characterized by semi-circular arches.
Rome (Roma; Roma) is the capital city of Italy and a special comune (named Comune di Roma Capitale).
The Round Gotland Race (Gotland runt), for sponsorship reasons referred to as ÅF Offshore Race in commercial situations, is an offshore sailing race in the Baltic Sea, arranged by the Royal Swedish Yacht Club at the turn of the month June/July each year with the starting and finishing lines in Sandhamn in the outskirts of Stockholm archipelago.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities also called simply the Royal Academy of Letters or Vitterhetsakademin abbreviated KVHAA (Kungl. or Kungliga Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien or Vitterhetsakademien) is the Swedish royal academy for the Humanities.
Olof Rudolf Cederström (8 February 1764 – 1 June 1833) was a Swedish naval commander.
The Rugosa, also called the Tetracorallia, are an extinct order of solitary and colonial corals that were abundant in Middle Ordovician to Late Permian seas.
The Rus (Русь, Ῥῶς) were an early medieval group, who lived in a large area of what is now Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and other countries, and are the ancestors of modern East Slavic peoples.
The Russian Empire (Российская Империя) or Russia was an empire that existed across Eurasia and North America from 1721, following the end of the Great Northern War, until the Republic was proclaimed by the Provisional Government that took power after the February Revolution of 1917.
Sahti is a Finnish beer made from malted and unmalted grains including barley, rye and oats.
Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe, with strong historical, cultural and linguistic ties.
A Scandinavian mile (Norwegian and mil,, like "meal") is a unit of length common in Norway and Sweden, but not Denmark.
The Gothic-Byzantine historian Jordanes described Scandza as a "great island" in his work Getica, written in Constantinople around 551 AD.
The Second Treaty of Brömsebro (or the Peace of Brömsebro) was signed on 13 August 1645, and ended the Torstenson War, a local conflict that began in 1643 (and was part of the larger Thirty Years' War) between Sweden and Denmark-Norway.
Sedimentary rocks are types of rock that are formed by the deposition and subsequent cementation of that material at the Earth's surface and within bodies of water.
Shale is a fine-grained, clastic sedimentary rock composed of mud that is a mix of flakes of clay minerals and tiny fragments (silt-sized particles) of other minerals, especially quartz and calcite.
The Silurian is a geologic period and system spanning 24.6 million years from the end of the Ordovician Period, at million years ago (Mya), to the beginning of the Devonian Period, Mya.
Slite is a locality situated in Gotland Municipality, Gotland County, on the island of Gotland, Sweden with 1,500 inhabitants in 2014.
Socken is the name used for a part of a county in Sweden.
The Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, of Rhodes and of Malta (Supremus Ordo Militaris Hospitalis Sancti Ioannis Hierosolymitani Rhodius et Melitensis), also known as the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM) or the Order of Malta, is a Catholic lay religious order traditionally of military, chivalrous and noble nature.
The Soviet Armed Forces, also called the Armed Forces of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Armed Forces of the Soviet Union (Russian: Вооружённые Силы Союза Советских Социалистических Республик Vooruzhonnyye Sily Soyuza Sovetskikh Sotsialisticheskikh Respublik, Вооружённые Силы Советского Союза) refers to the armed forces of the Russian SFSR (1917–1922), the Soviet Union (1922–1991) and the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1912–1991) from their beginnings in the aftermath of the Russian Civil War to its dissolution on 26 December 1991.
The Spillings Hoard (Spillingsskatten) is the world's largest Viking silver treasure, found on Friday 16July 1999 in a field at the Spilling farm northwest of Slite, on northern Gotland, Sweden.
A stack or sea stack is a geological landform consisting of a steep and often vertical column or columns of rock in the sea near a coast, formed by wave erosion.
Stånga is a locality on the Swedish island of Gotland, with 491 inhabitants in 2014.
The Stånga Games (in Swedish Stångaspelen), also referred to as the "Gotland Olympic Games", is an annual sports competition in Stånga, a locality on the Swedish island of Gotland.
The Stora Hammars image stones are four Viking Age image stones located in Stora Hammars, Lärbro parish, Gotland, Sweden.
Stora Karlsö is an island off the west coast of Gotland, Sweden; part of Eksta socken.
Stridsvagn 122 (Strv 122) ("Tank 122") is a Swedish main battle tank based on the German Leopard 2.
Susanne Alfvengren (born Susanne Irene Lund, 12 February 1959 in Visby, Gotland, Sweden) is a Swedish singer.
Svenska Akademiens ordlista, abbreviated SAOL, is a glossary published every few years by the Swedish Academy.
Svenska Spel ("Swedish Games"; "spel" also means "gambling") is a state-owned company operating in the regulated gambling market in Sweden.
Sweden (Sverige), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish), is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.
Sweden maintained its policy of neutrality during World War II.
Sweden proper (Egentliga Sverige) is a term used to distinguish those territories that were fully integrated into the Kingdom of Sweden, as opposed to the dominions and possessions of, or states in union with, Sweden.
The Swedes (svear; Old Norse: svíar / suar (probably from the PIE reflexive pronominal root *s(w)e, "one's own ";Bandle, Oskar. 2002. The Nordic languages: an international handbook of the history of the North Germanic languages. 2002. P.391 Old English: Sweonas) were a North Germanic tribe who inhabited Svealand ("land of the Swedes") in central Sweden and one of the progenitor groups of modern Swedes, along with Geats and Gutes. The first author who wrote about the tribe is Tacitus, who in his Germania, from 98 CE mentions the Suiones. Jordanes, in the sixth century, mentions Suehans and Suetidi. According to early sources such as the sagas, especially Heimskringla, the Swedes were a powerful tribe whose kings claimed descendence from the god Freyr. During the Viking Age they constituted the basis of the Varangian subset, the Vikings that travelled eastwards (see Rus' people).
The Amphibious Corps (Amfibiekåren, Amf) is the coastal defence arm of the Swedish Navy.
The Swedish Armed Forces (Försvarsmakten, literally “Defense Force”) is the government agency that forms the military forces of Sweden, and which is tasked with defence of the country, as well as promoting Sweden's wider interests, supporting international peacekeeping efforts, and providing humanitarian aid.
The Swedish Army (Armén) is a branch of the Swedish Armed Forces in which its main responsibility is land operations.
The Swedish Basketball Federation (Svenska Basketbollförbundet) is a special sports association for basketball in Sweden.
The Swedish Floorball Federation (Svenska innebandyförbundet) is the governing body of floorball in Sweden.
The krona (plural: kronor; sign: kr; code: SEK) has been the currency of Sweden since 1873.
The Swedish National Heritage Board (Riksantikvarieämbetet; RAÄ) is a Swedish government agency responsible for World Heritage Sites and other national heritage monuments and historical environments.
The Swedish Police Authority (Polismyndigheten) is the central administrative authority for the police in Sweden, responsible for law enforcement, general social order and public safety within the country.
The Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) is a government agency in Sweden that administers social insurance in Sweden.
Swedish Super League (Svenska Superligan; formerly named Elitserien) is the highest league in the league system of Swedish women's floorball and comprises the top 14 Swedish floorball teams.
The Swedish Tax Agency (Skatteverket) is a government agency in Sweden responsible for national tax collection and administering the population registration.
The image stone at Tängelgårda, Lärbro parish, Gotland, Sweden is decorated with a scene of warriors holding rings, one (possibly Odin) horsed, with Valknut symbols drawn beneath.
The Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem (official names: Ordo domus Sanctæ Mariæ Theutonicorum Hierosolymitanorum, Orden der Brüder vom Deutschen Haus der Heiligen Maria in Jerusalem), commonly the Teutonic Order (Deutscher Orden, Deutschherrenorden or Deutschritterorden), is a Catholic religious order founded as a military order c. 1190 in Acre, Kingdom of Jerusalem.
The Long Ships or Red Orm (original Swedish: Röde Orm meaning Red Serpent or Red Snake) is an adventure novel by the Swedish writer Frans G. Bengtsson.
Theresa Andersson (born 11 September 1971 in Gotland, Sweden) is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
A thing, also known as Alþing, was the governing assembly of a northern Germanic society, made up of the free people of the community presided over by lawspeakers.
Thomas Löfkvist (born 4 April 1984) is a Swedish former professional road bicycle racer who last rode for the UCI Professional Continental team.
Tinctures constitute the limited palette of colours and patterns used in heraldry.
Tofta is a locality on the island of Gotland, Sweden.
Tove Edfeldt (born 24 November 1983) is a Swedish actress.
The Treaty of Gotland (Gotländska freden) was a peace treaty settled by the Swedish king Magnus III to resolve a conflict between the peasants of the Swedish island Gotland, and the burghers of the island's largest city, Visby.
TV4 is a Swedish television network.
Ulrich von Jungingen (c.a. 1360 – 15 July 1410) was the 26th Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights, serving from 1407 to 1410.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO; Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
Valdemar IV Atterdag (the epithet meaning "A New Dawn"), or Waldemar (132024 October 1375; Valdemar Atterdag), was King of Denmark from 1340 to 1375.
The valknut (coined from Old Norse valr, "slain warriors" and knut, "knot") is a symbol consisting of three interlocked triangles.
The Varangians (Væringjar; Greek: Βάραγγοι, Várangoi, Βαριάγοι, Variágoi) was the name given by Greeks, Rus' people and Ruthenians to Vikings,"," Online Etymology Dictionary who between the 9th and 11th centuries, ruled the medieval state of Kievan Rus', settled among many territories of modern Belarus, Russia and Ukraine, and formed the Byzantine Varangian Guard.
Varpa is an outdoor game that dates back to the Viking Age and survived in Gotland.
Vavle is a small fishing area in Sweden on the southwest coast of the island Gotland, near the Karlsö Islands in the Baltic Sea.
Västergötland, also known as West Gothland or the Latinized version Westrogothia in older literature, is one of the 25 traditional non-administrative provinces of Sweden (landskap in Swedish), situated in the southwest of Sweden.
Västerhejde is a locality on the Swedish island of Gotland.
The Victual Brothers (Vitalienbrüder) were a loosely organized guild of privateers who later turned to piracy.
The Viking Age (793–1066 AD) is a period in European history, especially Northern European and Scandinavian history, following the Germanic Iron Age.
Vikings (Old English: wicing—"pirate", Danish and vikinger; Swedish and vikingar; víkingar, from Old Norse) were Norse seafarers, mainly speaking the Old Norse language, who raided and traded from their Northern European homelands across wide areas of northern, central, eastern and western Europe, during the late 8th to late 11th centuries.
Visby is a locality and the seat of Gotland Municipality in Gotland County, on the island of Gotland, Sweden with 24,330 inhabitants,.
The Vistula (Wisła, Weichsel,, ווייסל), Висла) is the longest and largest river in Poland, at in length. The drainage basin area of the Vistula is, of which lies within Poland (54% of its land area). The remainder is in Belarus, Ukraine and Slovakia. The Vistula rises at Barania Góra in the south of Poland, above sea level in the Silesian Beskids (western part of Carpathian Mountains), where it begins with the White Little Vistula (Biała Wisełka) and the Black Little Vistula (Czarna Wisełka). It then continues to flow over the vast Polish plains, passing several large Polish cities along its way, including Kraków, Sandomierz, Warsaw, Płock, Włocławek, Toruń, Bydgoszcz, Świecie, Grudziądz, Tczew and Gdańsk. It empties into the Vistula Lagoon (Zalew Wiślany) or directly into the Gdańsk Bay of the Baltic Sea with a delta and several branches (Leniwka, Przekop, Śmiała Wisła, Martwa Wisła, Nogat and Szkarpawa).
A war reserve stock (WRS), also known as pre-positioned stocks, is a collection of warfighting material held in reserve in pre-positioned storage to be used if needed in wartime.
World Affairs is an American quarterly journal covering international relations.
A World Heritage site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties.
Wulfstan of Hedeby (Latin Haethum) was a late ninth century traveller and trader.
Zealand (Sjælland), at 7,031 km2, is the largest and most populous island in Denmark proper (thus excluding Greenland and Disko Island, which are larger).
The 1999 Island Games were the eighth Island Games, and were held in Gotland, from June 26 to July 2, 1999.
The XVII Island Games (also known as the 2017 NatWest Island Games for sponsorship reasons) was held in Gotland, Sweden, from 24 June to 30 June 2017.
7545 Smaklösa, provisional designation, is a stony asteroid from the inner regions of the asteroid belt, approximately 4 kilometers in diameter.