Mauranger

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Gjetingsdalen seen from the farm Bakka.

Mauranger is the northernmost district of Kvinnherad, Norway. It consists of the villages Sundal, Austrepollen, Nordrepollen and Gjetingsdalen. The scenery is characterised by its closeness to Folgefonna, several valleys and precipitous mountainsides. The Folgefonna Tunnel (opened in 2001), a tunnel connecting Kvinnherad to its closest neighbour, Odda, has made Mauranger more accessible, which has led to an increase in tourism. Mauranger was made even more accessible with the opening of the Jondal Tunnel in 2012.

The main industries in Mauranger are tourism, agriculture, fish farming and power production.

Coordinates: 60°07′11″N 6°16′17″E / 60.1198°N 6.2715°E / 60.1198; 6.2715