Aurlandsvangen

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Aurlandsvangen
Village
View of Aurlandsvangen
View of Aurlandsvangen
Aurlandsvangen is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Aurlandsvangen
Aurlandsvangen
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Coordinates: 60°54′29″N 07°11′23″E / 60.90806°N 7.18972°E / 60.90806; 7.18972Coordinates: 60°54′29″N 07°11′23″E / 60.90806°N 7.18972°E / 60.90806; 7.18972
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Sogn og Fjordane
District Sogn
Municipality Aurland
Area[1]
 • Total 0.73 km2 (0.28 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 777
 • Density 1,064/km2 (2,760/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 5745 Aurland

Aurlandsvangen is the administrative center of the municipality of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The village is located on the east side of the Aurlandsfjorden (a branch of the main Sognefjorden) where the Aurlandselvi river flows into the fjord. The village of Undredal and the famous Nærøyfjord are located just a few kilometres to the northwest. Aurlandsvangen is located on the European route E16 highway about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northeast of the village of Flåm and 32 kilometres (20 mi) southwest of the village of Lærdalsøyri (through the Lærdal Tunnel).

The Lærdal Tunnel has its western end on the south side of Aurlandsvangen, and it heads east through the Aurlandsfjellet mountains before reaching the eastern end of the tunnel near Tønjum in Lærdal municipality. The tunnel replaces the old Sogn og Fjordane County Road 243 which goes over the mountains between Aurland and Lærdal.

The 0.73-square-kilometre (180-acre) village has a population (2013) of 777, giving the village a population density of 1,064 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,760/sq mi).[1] The Vangen Church (built 1202) is located in Aurlandsvangen. The lake Fretheimsdalsvatnet is located about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southeast of the village of Aurlandsvangen.[3] It contains Aurland Stadion.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Aurlandsvangen" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Archived from the original on 24 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Aurlandsvangen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-09-05. 

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