Reinøya

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Reinøya
Norway - Reinøya, Troms.png
Location in Troms
Geography
Location Troms, Norway
Coordinates 69°55′N 19°38′E / 69.917°N 19.633°E / 69.917; 19.633Coordinates: 69°55′N 19°38′E / 69.917°N 19.633°E / 69.917; 19.633
Area 147 km2 (57 sq mi)
Length 24 km (14.9 mi)
Width 10 km (6 mi)
Coastline 58 km (36 mi)
Highest elevation 872 m (2,861 ft)
Highest point Sæterelvtinden
Country
Norway
County Troms
Municipality Karlsøy
Demographics
Population 300 (as of 2008)
Density 2 /km2 (5 /sq mi)

Reinøya is an island in the municipality of Karlsøy in Troms county, Norway. The 147-square-kilometre (57 sq mi) lies directly east of the large island of Ringvassøya, and the small island of Karlsøya lies to the north of the island. The Ullsfjorden lies along the eastern coast of the island.

The southern part of the island was part of the municipality of Tromsø until 1 January 2008 when it was transferred to the municipality of Karlsøy.[1][2] The undersea Langsund Tunnel is being built connecting the islands of Reinøya and Ringvassøya. This tunnel is scheduled to be completed in 2015.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Søndre del av Reinøy i Troms overføres til Karlsøy kommune" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development. Retrieved 2008-12-04. 
  2. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå. "1936 Karlsøy. Population 1 January and population changes during the year. 1951-". 
  3. ^ "Langsundforbindelsen" (in Norwegian). Karlsøy kommune. Retrieved 2012-12-15.