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Grodås is the administrative centre of Hornindal Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The village is located along the river Horndøla on the eastern end of the lake Hornindalsvatnet, about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) southwest of the mountain Hornindalsrokken. The village sits at the eastern end of the Kviven Tunnel, part of the new route for the European route E39 highway.

Grodås
Village
Hornindal Church
Grodås is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Grodås
Grodås
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Grodås is located in Norway
Grodås
Grodås
Grodås (Norway)
Coordinates: 61°58′00″N 06°31′32″E / 61.96667°N 6.52556°E / 61.96667; 6.52556Coordinates: 61°58′00″N 06°31′32″E / 61.96667°N 6.52556°E / 61.96667; 6.52556
CountryNorway
RegionWestern Norway
CountySogn og Fjordane
DistrictNordfjord
MunicipalityHornindal Municipality
Area
 • Total0.53 km2 (0.20 sq mi)
Elevation55 m (180 ft)
Population
 (2013)[1]
 • Total451
 • Density851/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Post Code
6763 Grodås

The 0.53-square-kilometre (130-acre) village has a population (2013) of 451, giving the village a population density of 851 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,200/sq mi).[1]

The village area is a tourist destination, with the natural environment, mountains and lake acting as a tourist attraction.[citation needed] It is also home to the Anders Svor sculpture museum. Hornindal Church is located in the village. The industries located in the Grodås area include wood and furniture making as well as vacation home construction.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Grodås" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 29 September 2013.
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Grodås" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 11 July 2010.