Vamlingbo is a populated area, a socken (not to be confused with parish), on the Swedish island of Gotland. It comprises the same area as the administrative Vamlingbo District, established on 1January 2016.
Vamlingbo is the name of the socken as well as the district. It is also the name of the small village surrounding the medieval Vamlingbo Church, sometimes referred to as Vamlingbo kyrkby. Vamlingbo is situated on the south tip of Gotland.
As of 2019[update], Vamlingbo Church belongs to Hoburg parish in Sudrets pastorat, along with the churches in Öja, Hamra, Sundre and Fide.
Two of the asteroids in the Asteroid belt, 9372 Vamlingbo and 10105 Holmhällar, are named after this socken and the stack area.
Holmhällar is a beach and a rauk area along the Vamlingbo south coast, right across from Heligholmen island. At Holmhällar is the Holm fishing village with stone fishing huts that are several hundred years old. Adjacent to the stack area are the beaches of Skvalpvik and Austre. The coastline is also a 6 ha (15 acres) nature reserve formed in 2008.
Some of the most iconic Viking jewelry on Gotland has been found at Vamlingbo. Many of these discoveries are fashioned from gold.
Vamlingbo has attracted several companies and industries. The most noted is the textile company, Vamlingbolaget, founded in 1983 in the tradition of Swedish design collective "Mah-Jong", a noted brand during the 1960s and 1970s.
The Holmhällar pension is south of Vamlingbo right on the sandy beach.
Rauks at Holmhällar
Flora and fauna at Holmhällar
^"Gotland i siffror 2015" [Gotland in numbers 2015]. www.gotland.se. Gotland Municipality. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
^The exact extent of the socken, now district, can be obtained by clicking on Kartinställningar and check the Socken box in the menu of this map from the Swedish National Heritage Board database.
^"Förordning om district" [Regulation of districts] (PDF). Ministry of Finance. 17 June 2015. Retrieved 25 May 2016.
^Lagerlöf, Erland; Svahnström, Gunnar (1973). Gotlands kyrkor [Gotland's Churces] (in Swedish). Stockholm: Rabén & Sjögren. pp. 262–264. ISBN 91-29-41035-5. LIBRIS 7232718.
^"Vamlingbo". www.ne.se. Nationalencyklopedin. Retrieved 31 May 2016.
^"Församlingar på Gotland". www.svenskakyrkan.se. Church of Sweden. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
^"Visby stifts indelning 2018". www.svenskakyrkan.se. Church of Sweden. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
^"9372 Vamlingbo (1993 FK37)". NASA. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
^"10105 Holmhallar (1992 EM12)". NASA. Retrieved 2 June 2016.