Fosnavåg

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Fosnavåg
Town
View of Fosnavåg
View of Fosnavåg
Fosnavåg is located in Møre og Romsdal
Fosnavåg
Fosnavåg
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates: 62°20′30″N 05°38′02″E / 62.34167°N 5.63389°E / 62.34167; 5.63389Coordinates: 62°20′30″N 05°38′02″E / 62.34167°N 5.63389°E / 62.34167; 5.63389
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Møre og Romsdal
District Sunnmøre
Municipality Herøy
Area[1]
 • Total 3.04 km2 (1.17 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 3,478
 • Density 1,144/km2 (2,960/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6090 Fosnavåg

About this sound Fosnavåg  is a city in the municipality of Herøy in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is the administrative center of the municipality of Herøy. The city is located on the island of Bergsøya, and it includes the Eggesbønes area on the south side of the island.

Fosnavåg is connected to the nearby village of Kvalsund on the island of Nerlandsøya via the Nerlandsøy Bridge to the west. Fosnavåg is connected to the east by a small bridge to the island of Leinøya, which in turn is connected to the islands of Remøya and Runde via the Remøy Bridge and Runde Bridge. The village of Eggesbønes lies south of the town along the shore of the Herøyfjord, just north of the Flåvær islands and the Flåvær Lighthouse. The large island of Gurskøya lies south of Fosnavåg.

On 7 June 2002, the municipal council voted to give Fosnavåg "city status". This means that ships harbored in Fosnavåg can be registered here instead of in other nearest towns like Ålesund and Ulsteinvik. The 3.04 square kilometres (750 acres) town of Fosnavåg has a population (2013) of 3,478; giving it a population density of 1,144 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,960 /sq mi).[1]

Economy[edit]

Previously functioning mainly as an important fishing port, Fosnavåg has now become a major home for various maritime companies ranging from fishing to shipping, including ship building. Havila Shipping and Rem Offshore are two of the large companies based here. The municipality's secondary school and the main Herøy Church are both also located here. The Vestlandsnytt newspaper is based in Fosnavåg.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Fosnavåg" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-09-18. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Fosnavåg" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-09-18.