Reine

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Reine also a possible transliteration for the Israeli Arab town Reineh.
Reine
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Reine is located in Nordland
Reine
Reine
Location in Nordland
Coordinates: 67°55′56″N 13°05′22″E / 67.93222°N 13.08944°E / 67.93222; 13.08944Coordinates: 67°55′56″N 13°05′22″E / 67.93222°N 13.08944°E / 67.93222; 13.08944
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Lofoten
Municipality Moskenes
Area[1]
 • Total 0.29 km2 (0.11 sq mi)
Elevation [2] 11 m (36 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 307
 • Density 1,059/km2 (2,740/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 8680 Trofors

Reine is a fishing village and the administrative centre of the municipality of Moskenes in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the island of Moskenesøya in the Lofoten archipelago, above the Arctic Circle, about 300 kilometres (190 mi) southwest of the town of Tromsø. The 0.29-square-kilometre (72-acre) village has a population (2013) of 307. The population density is 1,059 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,740 /sq mi).[1] Reine Church is located here and it serves the northern part of the municipality.

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Reine has been a commercial centre since 1743. Today tourism is important, and despite of its remote location, thousands of people visit this village annually. The village is situated on a promontory just off the European route E10 highway, which passes through the village. Reine is located immediately to the south of Sakrisoya and Hamnøya.[3]

The largest weekly magazine in Norway (Allers) selected Reine as the most beautiful village in Norway in the late 1970s. A photograph over Reine from the mountain Reinebringen has been used for the front page of several tourist brochures and books.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Reine" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-06-13. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Reine" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-06-13. 

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