Kjøpsvik (Norwegian) or Gásluokta (Northern Sami) is a village in Narvik Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The village is located on the eastern shore of the Tysfjorden, north of the small village of Storå. The island of Hulløya lies off the coast of Kjøpsvik. The 1.01-square-kilometre (250-acre) village has a population (2018) of 845 which gives the village a population density of 837 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,170/sq mi).[1]

Kjøpsvik  (Norwegian)
Gásluokta  (Lule Sami)
Village
View of the village harbour
View of the village harbour
Kjøpsvik is located in Nordland
Kjøpsvik
Kjøpsvik
Location of the village
Kjøpsvik is located in Norway
Kjøpsvik
Kjøpsvik
Kjøpsvik (Norway)
Coordinates: 68°05′46″N 16°22′25″E / 68.0961°N 16.3737°E / 68.0961; 16.3737Coordinates: 68°05′46″N 16°22′25″E / 68.0961°N 16.3737°E / 68.0961; 16.3737
CountryNorway
RegionNorthern Norway
CountyNordland
DistrictOfoten
MunicipalityNarvik
Area
 • Total1.01 km2 (0.39 sq mi)
Elevation34 m (112 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total845
 • Density837/km2 (2,170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
8590 Kjøpsvik
ClimateDfc

There are regular ferry connections as part of Norwegian National Road 827 from Kjøpsvik to Drag, across the fjord. The local Kjøpsvik Church serves the residents of this part of the Tysfjord parish. The main industry in Kjøpsvik is the Norcem cement factory.[3]

The village was the administrative centre of the old municipality of Tysfjord until 1 January 2020 when Tysfjord was dissolved.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2018). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Kjøpsvik, Tysfjord (Nordland)". yr.no. Retrieved 2019-01-14.
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Kjøpsvik" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-05-15.