Sandane

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Sandane
Village
View of Sandane
View of Sandane
Sandane is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Sandane
Sandane
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Coordinates: 61°46′21″N 06°12′53″E / 61.77250°N 6.21472°E / 61.77250; 6.21472Coordinates: 61°46′21″N 06°12′53″E / 61.77250°N 6.21472°E / 61.77250; 6.21472
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Sogn og Fjordane
District Nordfjord
Municipality Gloppen
Area[1]
 • Total 2.3 km2 (0.9 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 10 m (30 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 2,213
 • Density 962/km2 (2,490/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6823 Sandane

Sandane is the administrative centre of the municipality of Gloppen in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located at the end of the Gloppefjorden, along the European route E39 highway. Sandane is 20 kilometres (12 mi) south of the village of Nordfjordeid and about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) west of the village of Byrkjelo. Sandane Airport, Anda is located 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northwest of Sandane along highway E39. Sandane has several suburban areas that surround the nearby fjord such as Sørstranda to the west and Vereide to the northwest.

The 2.3-square-kilometre (570-acre) village has a population (2013) of 2,213; giving the village a population density of 962 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,490 /sq mi).[1] The Firda Upper Secondary School and Sandane Church are both located in Sandane. Sandane is located close to the lake Breimsvatn, the Myklebustbreen glacier, and Jostedalsbreen National Park.

Culture[edit]

The Glopperock festival has been held in Sandane since 1980.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Sandane" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-08-07.