Gotska Sandön

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Gotska Sandön National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
GotskaSandon EastSide.jpg
The eastern coast, as seen from the lighthouse.
LocationGotland County, Sweden
Nearest cityFårösund, Gotland Municipality
Coordinates58°22′N 19°15′E / 58.367°N 19.250°E / 58.367; 19.250Coordinates: 58°22′N 19°15′E / 58.367°N 19.250°E / 58.367; 19.250
Area44.9 km2 (17.3 sq mi), of which 8.42 km2 (3.25 sq mi) are water.[1]
Established1909, extended in 1963 and 1988[1]
Governing bodyNaturvårdsverket
Gotska Sandön is located in Sweden
Gotska Sandön
Gotska Sandön
Location of Gotska Sandön in Sweden

Gotska Sandön is a Swedish island in the Baltic Sea. It is located cirka 38 kilometres north of Fårö. The island is approximately 9 kilometres long and 6 kilometres wide. Its area is approximately 36 km².

The island mostly Gotska consists of sand. Its nature is dominated by beaches, dunes, and pine forests. In 1909, the island became one of the National parks of Sweden. In the summertime,regular boat tours are moving between the island and Fårö as well as nd Nynäshamn.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Gotska Sandön National Park". Naturvårdsverket. Retrieved 26 February 2009.

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