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The southern part of Gotland includes towns such as Hemse, Ljugarn and Burgsvik. It is the most quiet part of the island, and has some of the most famous rauks.


  • Hemse with around 1,700 inhabitants is Gotland's largest settlements outside Visby, and the only major retail centre in southern Gotland.
  • Burgsvik with around 300 inhabitants is a port village.


Map of Southern Gotland

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  • 1 Hammarshage hällar and Holmshällars rauk fields (In the southern part of Gotland). Two nearby rauk fields.
  • 2 Hoburgsgubben (On the southernmost tip of Gotland). The rauk is said to resemble a human face in profile from the right angle.
  • 3 Stavgard. A 10th century village ruin where the master house was 60 metres long, and a modern replica of the village.
  • 4 Närsholmen. A nature reserve on a peninsula with a lighthouse.


  • 1 Hörte beach (Herta beach) (On the eastern shore of Gotland). A sand beach.





  • 1 Grå gåsen. A hotel and restaurant.


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