View of Byrkjelo
|County||Sogn og Fjordane|
|• Total||0.67 km2 (0.26 sq mi)|
|• Density||448/km2 (1,160/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|Post Code||6826 Byrkjelo|
Byrkjelo is a village in the municipality of Gloppen in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located about halfway between the villages of Sandane (in Gloppen) and Skei (in Jølster) along the European route E39 highway. The village of Re lies about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) to the west and the small village of Egge lies about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) to the south. The 0.67-square-kilometre (170-acre) village has a population (2012) of 300, giving the village a population density of 448 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,160 /sq mi).
Byrkjelo is located near the great Jostedalsbreen National Park, the Myklebustbreen glacier, and the lake Breimsvatn. Byrkjelo Stadium is used for several large athletic competitions each year. One of the largest dairy factories in Western Norway is located in Byrkjelo. It is operated by Tine.
- Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2012). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.".
- "Byrkjelo Dairy Factory" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 9 September 2008.
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