Kvaløysletta

Kvaløysletta is an urban neighborhood within the city of Tromsø which is part of Tromsø Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The neighborhood is located on the eastern shore of the island of Kvaløya, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) northwest of the city centre of Tromsø. The residential area is located just across the Sandnessund Bridge from the island of Tromsøya where the city centre is located. The 3.12-square-kilometre (770-acre) neighborhood has a population (2017) of 8,681 which gives the village a population density of 2,782 inhabitants per square kilometre (7,210/sq mi).[1]

Kvaløysletta
Neighborhood of the city of Tromsø
View of the village
View of the village
Kvaløysletta is located in Troms og Finnmark
Kvaløysletta
Kvaløysletta
Location of the village
Kvaløysletta is located in Norway
Kvaløysletta
Kvaløysletta
Kvaløysletta (Norway)
Coordinates: 69°41′44″N 18°53′01″E / 69.69556°N 18.88361°E / 69.69556; 18.88361Coordinates: 69°41′44″N 18°53′01″E / 69.69556°N 18.88361°E / 69.69556; 18.88361
CountryNorway
RegionNorthern Norway
CountyTroms og Finnmark
DistrictMidt-Troms
MunicipalityTromsø Municipality
Area
 • Total3.12 km2 (1.20 sq mi)
Elevation5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total8,681
 • Density2,782/km2 (7,210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
9100 Kvaløysletta

This was a rural area with just a few farms along the shoreline until the opening of the Sandnessund Bridge in 1974. Since then, the area has grown rapidly, and now includes several schools, kindergartens, shops, and restaurants. The built-up areas have now grown so far south-west that it now extends seamlessly into the next settlement, Kaldfjord.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2017). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Kvaløysletta" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Kvaløysletta" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-12-14.