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Islands of Gotland and Öland in the Baltic Sea, Sweden

56.6N 16.3E

June 9th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Sweden - May 23rd, 2011

The two largest Swedish islands can be observed here in the Baltic Sea near the country’s mainland. In the upper right quadrant is Gotland, also the largest island in the Baltic Sea. The island of Gotland has an area of 2,994 km².

Closer to the shore is the long, thin island of Öland, the second largest Swedish island. Öland has an area of 1,342 km² and is located just off the coast of Småland. It is separated from the mainland by the Kalmar Strait.

 

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