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Got·land

 (gŏt′lənd, gôt′lŭnd)
A region of southeast Sweden comprising several islands in the Baltic Sea, including Gotland Island. Inhabited since the Stone Age, Gotland is the traditional homeland of the Goths.

Gotland

(ˈɡɒtlənd; Swedish ˈɡɔtlant) ,

Gothland

or

Gottland

n
(Placename) 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)

Got•land

or Gott•land

(ˈgɒt lənd)

n.
an island in the Baltic, forming a province of Sweden. 55,346; 1212 sq. mi. (3140 sq. km). Cap.: Visby.
Got′land•er, n.
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In the ninth century it is supposed to have been carried away by the barbarians, and it reappears, after the conversion of the northern Goths, in the possession of the royal family of Gothland.
All For The Cause 7g Gothland - Hurricane Hattie D Neale 524-242 RPR 125c 110h The owner sent me him from George Moore's.
Racing also takes place at Huntingdon, where King of Gothland is fancied to build on his recent good form by winning the Racing UK Novices' Handicap Chase.
KING OF GOTHLAND has adjusted well since stepping up to fences and can continue his positive start to the season at Huntingdon today.
In September 1996, the library of the city of Linkoping, the county town of East Gothland, burnt down.
The champion amateur went on to complete a double on Have Your Say, whose 11-length win in the bumper was an "in-house" success for his Broadway, County Wexford-based trainer and owner James Devereux, who stands the seven-year-old's sire, Gothland, and bred the winner from his mare, Wondering Lady.
Earlier, Alan O'Keeffe had steered home Very Special One in the opening novice hurdle, before another lucky winner arrived in the shape of King Of Gothland in the handicap chase.
notable winners: Dadarissime (Gr2), Gothland (Gr2), Take Risks (Gr3), Erminius (Gr2), Ravier (Gr3), Admise (Oak Tree Turf Championship S.