Åbygda

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Åbygda
Village
Åbygda is located in Nordland
Åbygda
Åbygda
Location in Nordland
Coordinates: 65°02′52″N 12°30′08″E / 65.04778°N 12.50222°E / 65.04778; 12.50222Coordinates: 65°02′52″N 12°30′08″E / 65.04778°N 12.50222°E / 65.04778; 12.50222
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Helgeland
Municipality Bindal
Elevation[1] 10 m (30 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 7980 Terråk

Åbygda is a village in the municipality of Bindal in Nordland county, Norway. The village is located along the river Åbjøra, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southeast of Vassås and Terråk.[2]

Åbygda is the birthplace of Otto Sverdrup, a polar explorer, who was the skipper on the polar expedition ship Fram to both the North Pole and South Pole.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Åbygda" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Bindal" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-11-01.