Fevik

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Fevik
Village
Country Norway
Region Sørlandet
County Aust-Agder
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
View of the beach at Fevik

Fevik is a village area in the municipality of Grimstad in Aust-Agder, Norway. The village has an area of 4.39 square kilometres (1.69 sq mi) and has a population (2009) of 5,394 people, most working in Arendal or central Grimstad. The village is located on the ocean coast about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) northeast of the city of Grimstad and about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of the city of Arendal.

Fevik was a major summer tourist area from 1930 until about 1960. A large area at the northwest end of Fevik has some very interesting natural features (geological, plant, and insect) and it was made into a national nature reserve area. The European route E18 runs just to the north of the village area.[1]

At the end of the 19th century the biggest shipyard in northern Europe for iron hulls were in the bay of Fevikkilen. Some boatbuilders are still in the area, making modern cruisers and traditional wooden boats.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Fevik" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-04-20. 

Coordinates: 58°23′N 8°42′E / 58.383°N 8.700°E / 58.383; 8.700