Old Gaupne Church
|County||Sogn og Fjordane|
|• Total||1.28 km2 (0.49 sq mi)|
|Elevation||17 m (56 ft)|
|• 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). 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.
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.
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