Havøysund

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Havøysund
Ávanuorri
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Havøysund is located in Finnmark
Havøysund
Havøysund
Location in Finnmark
Coordinates: 70°59′46″N 24°39′43″E / 70.99611°N 24.66194°E / 70.99611; 24.66194Coordinates: 70°59′46″N 24°39′43″E / 70.99611°N 24.66194°E / 70.99611; 24.66194
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Finnmark
District Vest-Finnmark
Municipality Måsøy
Area[1]
 • Total 0.64 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 1,003
 • Density 1,567/km2 (4,060/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 9690 Havøysund

Havøysund (Northern Sami: Ávanuorri) is the administrative centre of the Måsøy Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The village is located on the small island of Havøya, but is connected to the mainland by the Havøysund Bridge. The 0.64-square-kilometre (160-acre) village has a population (2013) of 1,003; which gives the village a population density of 1,567 inhabitants per square kilometre (4,060 /sq mi).[1]

Havøysund is a fishing village which offers a generally wide range of common services. There are fish processing factories, a boat yard, a petrol station, doctors, Havøysund Church, various shops, a sports hall, and museums. Havøysund also has a varied and lovely architecture; all the way along the beach one finds post-war houses, the so-called gjenreisingshus” (the houses built after World War II all had the same design). Up in the valley, there are more houses that were built in later decades after the war.

Måsøy Museum is located in Havøysund. The museum was established in a building that was originally built as a rectory. The collection of items consists of tools and technical equipment as used by fishermen through the 1900s. Additionally, several fixed exhibitions such as a kitchen, living room, schoolhouse, and line baiting booth.

The local supermarket is part of the Coop Marked chain, a subsidiary of the Coop company (similar to the Tesco Extra of Tesco in the United Kingdom).

Transportation[edit]

Havøysund Bridge is part of Norwegian County Road 889 which connects Havøysund to the mainland. The bridge was opened in 1986 by the late King Olav. The closest airport to Havøysund is Lakselv Airport which is situated about 104 kilometres (65 mi) southeast in Lakselv. That airport has flights to Oslo for connecting flights which run on a regular basis. Havøysund is also a stop on the Hurtigruten coastal express, between the towns of Hammerfest and Honningsvåg.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Havøysund" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 

External links[edit]

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