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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
parish A parish is a territorial entity in many Christian denominations, constituting a division within a diocese. A parish is under the pastoral care and clerical jurisdiction of a priest, often termed a parish priest, who might be assisted by one or mo ...
), on the Swedish island of
Gotland Gotland (, ; ''Gutland'' in the local dialect), also historically spelled Gottland or Gothland (), is Sweden's largest island. It is also a province, county, municipality, and diocese. The province includes the islands of Fårö and Gotska Sand ...
. It comprises the same area as the 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
medieval In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages or medieval period lasted from the 5th to the late 15th century. It began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire and transitioned into the Renaissance and the Age of Discovery. The Middle Ages i ...
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 Menhir, standing stones and a rock that is thought to have been used for some kind of sacrifices. , Garde Church belongs to Garde
parish A parish is a territorial entity in many Christian denominations, constituting a division within a diocese. A parish is under the pastoral care and clerical jurisdiction of a priest, often termed a parish priest, who might be assisted by one or mo ...
, along with the churches in Etelhem, Alskog, Lye, Gotland, Lye and Ardre, Gotland, Ardre. One of the asteroids in the asteroid belt, List of minor planets: 10001–11000, 10808 Digerrojr, is List of Gotland related asteroids, named after the Digerrojr cairn in Garde.


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Objects from Garde at the Digital Museum
by Nordic Museum Populated places in Gotland County {{Gotland-geo-stub