Kjøllefjord

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Kjøllefjord
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Kjøllefjord is located in Finnmark
Kjøllefjord
Kjøllefjord
Location in Finnmark
Coordinates: 70°56′44″N 27°20′47″E / 70.94556°N 27.34639°E / 70.94556; 27.34639Coordinates: 70°56′44″N 27°20′47″E / 70.94556°N 27.34639°E / 70.94556; 27.34639
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Finnmark
District Vest-Finnmark
Municipality Lebesby
Area[1]
 • Total 0.45 km2 (0.17 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 927
 • Density 2,060/km2 (5,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 9790 Kjøllefjord

Kjøllefjord is the administrative centre of Lebesby Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The village is located on the northwestern part of the Nordkinn Peninsula, on the shore of a small fjord which empties into the larger Laksefjorden. The 0.45-square-kilometre (110-acre) village has a population (2013) of 927, which gives the village a population density of 2,060 inhabitants per square kilometre (5,300 /sq mi) and makes it the largest village in the municipality and one of the largest fishing villages in Finnmark county.[1][3]

The Hurtigruten coastal express boat has regular stops at Kjøllefjord. Kjøllefjord Church is located in the village. One of the largest fish processing and fishing companies in Kjøllefjord is a branch of Aker Seafoods. Another large company is Laksefjord Seafood AS.[3] Kjøllefjord Airport once served the village, but it is now closed.

In 2005, Statkraft constructed a wind farm near the mountain Gartefjellet, with a maximum capacity of 40 megawatts (54,000 hp). The 17 wind turbines have an annual power output of 155 gigawatt-hours (560 TJ) and provide for the electrical needs of about 6,000 households.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Kjøllefjord" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2013-02-18. 
  3. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Kjøllefjord" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-02-18.