Myra, Norway

Myra is the administrative centre of the municipality of Vegårshei in Agder, Norway. The village is located along the river Storelva, which flows out of the large Vegår lake, just to the north. The 0.92-square-kilometre (230-acre) village has a population (2017) of 781 which gives the village a population density of 849 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,200/sq mi).[1]

Myra
Village
Myra is located in Agder
Myra
Myra
Location of the village
Myra is located in Norway
Myra
Myra
Myra (Norway)
Coordinates: 58°44′57″N 8°51′45″E / 58.7492°N 08.8625°E / 58.7492; 08.8625Coordinates: 58°44′57″N 8°51′45″E / 58.7492°N 08.8625°E / 58.7492; 08.8625
CountryNorway
RegionSouthern Norway
CountyAgder
DistrictØstre Agder
MunicipalityVegårshei
Area
 • Total0.92 km2 (0.36 sq mi)
Elevation174 m (571 ft)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • Total781
 • Density849/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
4985 Vegårshei

Myra sits at the junction of the Norwegian County Road 414 and Norwegian County Road 416. The Sørlandsbanen railway line stops just north of Myra at Vegårshei Station. As the administrative centre of Vegårshei, the government offices are located here along with a school and Vegårshei Church.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2017). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Myra, Vegårshei (Aust-Agder)". yr.no. Retrieved 26 December 2017.
  3. ^ Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (25 July 2015). "Myra". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 26 December 2017.