Location in Troms
|Area||7.91 km2 (3.05 sq mi)|
|Length||5 km (3.1 mi)|
|Width||2 km (1.2 mi)|
|Highest elevation||206 m (676 ft)|
Karlsøya is an island in the municipality of Karlsøy in Troms county, Norway. The 7.91-square-kilometre (3.05 sq mi) island of Karlsøya lies directly south of Vannøya and northeast of Reinøya, along the western side of the Ullsfjorden. The one village area on the island is known as Karlsøy and in 2001, it had a population of 70.
The island was the centre of Karlsøy for many hundreds of years (hence the name of the municipality). The island is still the location of the historic Karlsøy Church. The name Karlsøy comes from the man's name Kalfr which comes from Kalven, formerly meaning "the little island which lies next to the bigger one" (referring to Vannøya).
- "Karlsøya, Karlsøy" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-12-12.
- Statistisk sentralbyrå (2001). Folke- og boligtellingen 2001, kommune- og bydelshefter 1936 Karlsøy (PDF) (in Norwegian).
- Satellite picture of Karlsøya
- Flora of Karlsøya
- Karlsøy festival
- Svein-Egil Haugen: The homepage of Karlsøya
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