Fauskevåg

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Fauskevåg
Village
Fauskevåg is located in Troms
Fauskevåg
Fauskevåg
Location in Troms
Coordinates: 68°39′56″N 16°34′30″E / 68.66556°N 16.57500°E / 68.66556; 16.57500Coordinates: 68°39′56″N 16°34′30″E / 68.66556°N 16.57500°E / 68.66556; 16.57500
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Troms
District Central Hålogaland
Municipality Harstad
Elevation[1] 26 m (85 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 9419 Sørvik

Fauskevåg is a village in the municipality of Harstad in Troms county, Norway. It is located on the island Hinnøya, along the Vågsfjorden, about 20 km (12 mi) south of the town of Harstad.[2] The population (2001) of Fauskevåg is 341.[3] The village has an elementary school called Fauskevåg skole with grades 1 through 4.

Fauskevåg is located near the islands of Grasholman, a popular beach and recreation area, so tourism is important in Fauskevåg during the months of June and July. The village is located about 5 km (3.1 mi) north of European route E10 and the Tjeldsund Bridge. The village is located nearby the villages of Sørvika, Sandtorg, and Kilbotn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fauskevåg, Harstad" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Fauskevåg" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  3. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå (2001). Folke- og boligtellingen 2001, kommune- og bydelshefter 1901 Harstad (PDF) (in Norwegian).