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Oksenøya or Uksenøya is an island in the Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The island is divided between Ålesund Municipality and Skodje Municipality on the north side of the Storfjorden. Oksenøya has an area of 108 square kilometres (42 sq mi). The Ålesund half of the island (58 square kilometres or 22 square miles) is home to about 26,000 people, the Skodje side about 1,200. This is the largest island in Ålesund Municipality.[1]

Oksenøya / Uksenøya
Oksenøya / Uksenøya is located in Møre og Romsdal
Oksenøya / Uksenøya
Oksenøya / Uksenøya
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Geography
LocationSunnmøre, Norway
Coordinates62°27′48″N 6°30′15″E / 62.4632°N 6.5042°E / 62.4632; 6.5042Coordinates: 62°27′48″N 6°30′15″E / 62.4632°N 6.5042°E / 62.4632; 6.5042
Area108 km2 (42 sq mi)
Length20 km (12 mi)
Width8 km (5 mi)
Highest elevation576 m (1,890 ft)
Highest pointMeraftafjellet
Administration
CountyMøre og Romsdal
MunicipalitiesÅlesund Municipality and Skodje Municipality

The island was originally part of the old Borgund Municipality, but is now split between Ålesund and Skodje. It is home to the villages of Spjelkavik, Myrland, and Løvika (in Ålesund) and the village of Valle (in Skodje).[2]

The European route E39 and European route E136 highways run across the island. The island is dominated by the large lake Brusdalsvatnet which covers 7.5 square kilometres (2.9 sq mi) on the northern part of the island and is used as a drinking water reservoir for the municipality (and city) of Ålesund.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Geografi" (in Norwegian). Ålesund kommune. Retrieved 2010-10-02.
  2. ^ "Uksenøya" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-10-02.