Innvik (village)

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Innvik
Village
Innvik is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Innvik
Innvik
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Coordinates: 61°51′08″N 06°36′54″E / 61.85222°N 6.61500°E / 61.85222; 6.61500Coordinates: 61°51′08″N 06°36′54″E / 61.85222°N 6.61500°E / 61.85222; 6.61500
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Sogn og Fjordane
District Nordfjord
Municipality Stryn Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 0.7 km2 (0.3 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 453
 • Density 647/km2 (1,680/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6793 Innvik

Innvik is a village in Stryn Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The village is located on the southern shore of the Nordfjorden. The village is located about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) west of the village of Olden and about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) northeast of the village of Utvik. Directly across the fjord from Innvik lies the village of Roset.[3]

The village was the administrative centre of the old municipality of Innvik, which existed from 1838 until 1965. Innvik Church is located in the village. The 0.7-square-kilometre (170-acre) village has a population (2013) of 453, giving the village a population density of 647 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,680 /sq mi).[1]

Name[edit]

The name comes from the old Innvik farm (Old Norse: Víkr), since Innvik Church is located there. The old name is identical with the word vík which means "inlet". Over time, the prefix inn- (meaning "inner") was added to distinguish the area from nearby Utvik (meaning "outer" Vik). The name Indviken or the more modern spelling Innvik has been in use since the 15th century.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Innvik, Stryn" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  3. ^ a b "Innvik i Sogn og Fjordane" (in Norwegian). Store norske leksikon. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  4. ^ Rygh, Oluf (1919). Norske gaardnavne: Nordre Bergenhus amt (in Norwegian) (12 ed.). Kristiania, Norge: W. C. Fabritius & sønners bogtrikkeri. p. 485.