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Garde, Gotland
Garde () or Garda is a populated area, a ''socken Socken is the name used for a part of a county in Sweden. In Denmark similar areas are known as ''sogn'', in Norway ''sokn'' or ''sogn'' and in Finland ''pitäjä''/''socken''. A socken is a country-side area that was formed around a church, typi ...'' (not to be confused with Parishes of the Church of Sweden, parish), on the Swedish island of Gotland. It comprises the same area as the Registration districts in Sweden, administrative Garde District, established on 1January 2016. Geography Garde is the name of the socken as well as the district. It is also the name of the small village surrounding the Middle Ages, medieval Garde Church, sometimes referred to as ''Garde kyrkby''. It is situated in the eastern part of Gotland. One of the largest cairns on Gotland, the Digerrojr (not to be confused with the eponymous cairn in Alskog) or Graips rojr, is in Garda. It is approximately high and in diameter. It is surrounded by Menhi ...
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