Averøya

Averøya is an island in the municipality of Averøy in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located north of the Romsdal peninsula surrounded by the Kornstadfjord on the west and the Kvernesfjord on the south and east. The main villages on the 165-square-kilometre (64 sq mi) island include Bruhagen, Kvernes, Kornstad, Kårvåg, Langøy, and Bremsnes.[1]

Averøya
Averoy-Mekknoken-Norway.jpg
View of the island
Geography
LocationNordmøre, Norway
Coordinates62°59′14″N 7°29′24″E / 62.9873°N 7.4901°E / 62.9873; 7.4901Coordinates: 62°59′14″N 7°29′24″E / 62.9873°N 7.4901°E / 62.9873; 7.4901
Area165 km2 (64 sq mi)
Length21 km (13 mi)
Width19 km (11.8 mi)
Highest elevation751 m (2464 ft)
Highest pointMekknøken
Administration
CountyMøre og Romsdal
MunicipalityAverøy
Demographics
Populationc. 5,000[1] (2015)
Pop. density30.3/km2 (78.5/sq mi)

The island is connected to the mainland by the Atlanterhavsveien road, and it is connected to Kristiansund via the Atlantic Ocean Tunnel.

In popular cultureEdit

Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis made a music video about the island's need for an information sign. The video was recorded with a number of other Norwegian celebrities, (satirically) saying they are trying to raise money for a sign.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Averøya". Great Norwegian Encyclopedia (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-11-19.