Meløya is an island in the municipality of Meløy in Nordland county, Norway. The island lies east of the island of Bolga, north of the island of Åmøya, and west of the island of Mesøya. The 21.8-square-kilometre (8.4 sq mi) island is only accessible by boat, and there are regular ferry connections to the nearby villages of Bolga, Støtt, Vassdalsvik, and Ørnes. The island has a population (2017) of 215.[1]

Meløya
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Meløya is located in Nordland
Meløya
Meløya
Location of the island
Meløya is located in Norway
Meløya
Meløya
Meløya (Norway)
Geography
LocationNordland, Norway
Coordinates66°49′58″N 13°27′23″E / 66.8327°N 13.4563°E / 66.8327; 13.4563Coordinates: 66°49′58″N 13°27′23″E / 66.8327°N 13.4563°E / 66.8327; 13.4563
Area21.8 km2 (8.4 sq mi)
Length11 km (6.8 mi)
Width3 km (1.9 mi)
Highest elevation582 m (1909 ft)
Highest pointMeløytinden
Administration
Norway
CountyNordland
MunicipalityMeløy Municipality
Demographics
Population215 (2017)

The western part of the island is relatively flat and has many farms. The village of Meløy is located in this area and it is the main population centre on the island. Meløy Church is located in the village of Meløy. The village of Meløy was the administrative centre of Meløy Municipality until 1952 when it was moved to the village of Ørnes on the mainland. The eastern part of the island is mountainous, and it is dominated by the 582-metre (1,909 ft) tall Meløytinden.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (14 July 2017). "Meløya". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2 February 2019.