Gaupne

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Gaupne
Village
Old Gaupne Church
Old Gaupne Church
Gaupne is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Gaupne
Gaupne
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Coordinates: 61°24′29″N 07°17′08″E / 61.40806°N 7.28556°E / 61.40806; 7.28556Coordinates: 61°24′29″N 07°17′08″E / 61.40806°N 7.28556°E / 61.40806; 7.28556
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Sogn og Fjordane
District Sogn
Municipality Luster
Area[1]
 • Total 1.28 km2 (0.49 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 1,157
 • Density 904/km2 (2,340/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6868 Gaupne

Gaupne is the administrative center of the municipality of Luster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The 1.28-square-kilometre (320-acre) village has a population (2013) of 1,157; giving the village a population density of 904 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,340 /sq mi).[1] The village is located along the Gaupnefjorden, an arm of the Lustrafjorden, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of the village of Hafslo. The village of Veitastrond is located across the mountains 20 kilometres (12 mi) to the northwest. The Sognefjellsvegen road passes through here on its way to the village of Skjolden and beyond.

Gaupne sits at the southern end of the Jostedalen valley, with the river Jostedøla's mouth located in Gaupne. It sits southwest of the Jostedalsbreen glacier, between Jostedalsbreen National Park and Breheimen National Park. The village is about 40 kilometres (25 mi) south of the famous Nigardsbreen glacier, and the Breheimsenteret museum is located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) to the north of Gaupne in the village of Jostedal.

There are two churches in Gaupne, the historic Old Gaupne Church and the newer Gaupne Church.

Economy[edit]

The village is home to several industries including tourism, printing, cement manufacturing, and apparel manufacturing. The nearby Leirdøla power plant is located just north of the village. Also, Statkraft's administration for Central Norway is based here.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Gaupne" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-09-12. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Gaupne" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-09-12.