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Askvoll is the administrative centre of Askvoll Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The village is located on the western coast of the mainland, just north of the mouth of the Dalsfjorden in the Sunnfjord region of the county. The village lies about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) west of the village of Holmedal and about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of the village of Stongfjorden. The island of Atløyna lies a couple kilometres west of the village of Askvoll.[3]

Askvoll
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Askvoll is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Askvoll
Askvoll
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Askvoll is located in Norway
Askvoll
Askvoll
Askvoll (Norway)
Coordinates: 61°20′48″N 05°03′43″E / 61.34667°N 5.06194°E / 61.34667; 5.06194Coordinates: 61°20′48″N 05°03′43″E / 61.34667°N 5.06194°E / 61.34667; 5.06194
CountryNorway
RegionWestern Norway
CountySogn og Fjordane
DistrictSunnfjord
MunicipalityAskvoll Municipality
Area
 • Total0.69 km2 (0.27 sq mi)
Elevation7 m (23 ft)
Population
 (2013)[1]
 • Total661
 • Density958/km2 (2,480/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
6980 Askvoll

The 0.69-square-kilometre (170-acre) village has a population (2013) of 661, giving the village a population density of 958 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,480/sq mi).[1] Askvoll village is the site of the municipal administration as well as a primary and secondary school. The local police office, dental care, nursing care, and veterinary care are all located here. The village also features various shops, hotels, banks, and pharmacies. Askvoll Church, built in 1863, is located in the village. Askvoll has been a church site since the Middle Ages.

The village has regular ferry connections to Fure (across the Dalsfjorden), to the island of Atløyna, and to the Værlandet-Bulandet islands.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Askvoll" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2013-12-03.
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Askvoll – tettsted" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-12-03.