Ankenesstranda

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Ankenesstranda
Ankenesstrand
Village
Ankenesstranda is located in Nordland
Ankenesstranda
Ankenesstranda
Location in Nordland
Coordinates: 68°25′16″N 17°22′11″E / 68.42111°N 17.36972°E / 68.42111; 17.36972Coordinates: 68°25′16″N 17°22′11″E / 68.42111°N 17.36972°E / 68.42111; 17.36972
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Ofoten
Municipality Narvik
Elevation[1] 25 m (82 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 8520 Ankenesstrand

Ankenesstranda or Ankenesstrand (sometimes simply called "Ankenes") is a village in the municipality of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway. The village is located along the mouth of the Beisfjorden at the Ofotfjorden. It was the administrative centre of the former municipality of Ankenes. The European route E06 highway runs through the village. Ankenesstranda is connected to the city of Narvik via the Beisfjord Bridge. In 2001, there were about 3,300 inhabitants of the village.[2]

Ankenes Church is an octagonal church that was built in Ankenesstranda in 1842. Ankenes is also known for Millerjordbukta (the local shopping area), and the local football team SK Hardhaus. The local Ankenes Skiing Resort (Ankenes Alpinsenter) was built in 1972 and it has 8 runs and 2 lifts. In 1973, the Ankenes Alpine Club was also established.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ankenesstrand" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Ankenesstrand" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-05-25. 
  3. ^ "Ankenes Alpinsenter". Ankenes.no.