Måsøya

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Måsøya
Native name: Muosáidsuolu
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View of the village of Måsøy
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Location in Finnmark
Geography
Location Finnmark, Norway
Coordinates 71°01′20″N 24°58′45″E / 71.0221°N 24.9791°E / 71.0221; 24.9791Coordinates: 71°01′20″N 24°58′45″E / 71.0221°N 24.9791°E / 71.0221; 24.9791
Area 13.45 km2 (5.19 sq mi)
Length 6 km (3.7 mi)
Width 4.5 km (2.8 mi)
Highest elevation 290 m (950 ft)
Highest point Hollendaren
Country
County Finnmark
Municipality Måsøy

Måsøya (Northern Sami: Muosáidsuolu) is an island in Måsøy Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. The 13.45-square-kilometre (5.19 sq mi) island is located west of the large island of Magerøya and to the east of Hjelmsøya and Havøya. The Porsanger Peninsula on the mainland lies south of the island. The island is only accessible by boat, and there is regular ferry service from Havøysund. The population of the island (2012) is about 40 people.[1][2]

The only settlement on the island is the small fishing village of Måsøy. It is located on the southern part of the island on an isthmus between two small fjords. Historically, the village was the administrative centre of the municipality and it is where Måsøy Church is located. There is a herd of about 40 reindeer that live on the island.[1]

The notable Norwegian minister and poet Magnus Brostrup Landstad was born here.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Måsøya" (in Norwegian). Måsøy kommune. Retrieved 2013-02-07. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Måsøya" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-02-07.