Gossa (island)

Gossa (dative: Gossen) is an island in Aukra Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The island encompasses most of the municipality and has a ferry connection from the village of Aukrasanden across the Julsundet strait to the village of Hollingen on the mainland. About 80% of the municipal population (about 2,500 people) is located on the island.[1]

Gossa / Gossen
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View of the island
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Gossa is located in Møre og Romsdal
Location of the island
Gossa is located in Norway
Gossa (Norway)
LocationMøre og Romsdal, Norway
Coordinates62°49′06″N 6°52′04″E / 62.8183°N 6.8677°E / 62.8183; 6.8677Coordinates: 62°49′06″N 6°52′04″E / 62.8183°N 6.8677°E / 62.8183; 6.8677
Area46.5 km2 (18.0 sq mi)
Length10.5 km (6.52 mi)
Width11.5 km (7.15 mi)
Highest elevation99 m (325 ft)
Highest pointJærmannburet
CountyMøre og Romsdal
MunicipalityAukra Municipality
View of Aukrasanden village

The 46.5-square-kilometre (18.0 sq mi) island is flat and swampy, but it is well cultivated by farmland wherever possible. There are also some planted forests. The highest point on the island is the 99-metre (325 ft) tall Jærmannburet.

The largest population centers on the island are the villages of Aukrasanden and Varhaugvika on the southeastern side and the village of Røssøyvågen on the west side. Aukra Auto runs bus service on the island.[1]

The natural gas from the Ormen Lange gas field is brought ashore at Nyhamna on the northeastern shore. Here the gas is processed and pumped through the world's longest underwater pipeline, the Langeled pipeline, to Easington in the United Kingdom.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Store norske leksikon. "Gossen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-11-10.

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