Osøyro

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Osøyro
Village
View of the village area in 1916
View of the village area in 1916
Osøyro is located in Hordaland
Osøyro
Osøyro
Location in Hordaland county
Coordinates: 60°11′01″N 05°27′49″E / 60.18361°N 5.46361°E / 60.18361; 5.46361Coordinates: 60°11′01″N 05°27′49″E / 60.18361°N 5.46361°E / 60.18361; 5.46361
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Hordaland
District Midhordland
Municipality Os
Area[1]
 • Total 8.77 km2 (3.39 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 56 m (184 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 12,195
 • Density 1,391/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 5208 Os

Osøyro is the administrative centre of Os municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. The village lies on the southwestern part of the Bergen Peninsula, along the western shore of the Fusafjorden, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of the city centre of Bergen. The European route E39 highway runs through the village on its way to Bergen. There is a car ferry from the east side of Osøyro to the village of Fusa, across the Fusafjorden. Os Church is located in the village.[3]

Osøyro has several smaller suburban villages surrounding it: Søfteland to the north, Søvik to the northwest, Hagavik to the west, Søre Øyane to the southwest, and Halhjem to the south. The 8.77-square-kilometre (2,170-acre) urban area has a population (2013) of 12,195 which gives the area a population density of 1,391 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,600 /sq mi).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Osøyro, Os (Hordaland)" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2014-07-30. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Osøyro" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-07-30.