Jøa

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Jøa
Seierstad Jøa.jpg
Norway - Jøa.png
Location in Nord-Trøndelag
Geography
Location Nord-Trøndelag, Norway
Coordinates 64°38′53″N 11°12′35″E / 64.6481°N 11.2096°E / 64.6481; 11.2096Coordinates: 64°38′53″N 11°12′35″E / 64.6481°N 11.2096°E / 64.6481; 11.2096
Area 55.3 km2 (21.4 sq mi)
Length 11 km (6.8 mi)
Width 10 km (6 mi)
Highest elevation 297 m (974 ft)
Highest point Moldvikfjellet
Norway
County Nord-Trøndelag
Municipality Fosnes
Demographics
Population 566 (as of 2001)

Jøa is an island in the municipality of Fosnes in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. The 55.3-square-kilometre (21.4 sq mi) island lies on the south side of the Foldafjord between the mainland and the island of Otterøya. The island is partially forested with the southern part being flat and marshy and the northern part being more mountainous. The 297-metre (974 ft) tall Moldvikfjellet is the highest point on the island.[1]

The Norwegian writer Olav Duun was born in the village of Dun in the central part of the island. Also in Dun is the main church for the area, Dun Church. Also, Fosnes Chapel is located on the northeastern coast of the island at the site of the old church and graveyard.

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Jøa" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-09-22.