Sjøvegan

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Sjøvegan
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Sjøvegan is located in Troms
Sjøvegan
Sjøvegan
Location in Troms
Coordinates: 68°52′25″N 17°50′49″E / 68.87361°N 17.84694°E / 68.87361; 17.84694Coordinates: 68°52′25″N 17°50′49″E / 68.87361°N 17.84694°E / 68.87361; 17.84694
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Troms
Municipality Salangen
Area[1]
 • Total 0.81 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 38 m (125 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 721
 • Density 890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 9350 Salangen

Sjøvegan is a village and the administrative centre of the municipality of Salangen in Troms county, Norway. The village is located at the end of the Sagfjorden, a branch of the Salangen. The river Salangselva empties into the fjord at Sjøvegan. The river flows through the lakes Nervatnet and Øvrevatnet just to the east of the village.

The village is located about 17 kilometres (11 mi) east of European route E6. The nearby town of Setermoen in Bardu is 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of Sjøvegan and the village of Laberget is located about 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) southwest of Sjøvegan.

The 0.81-square-kilometre (200-acre) village has a population (2013) of 721, which gives the village a population density of 890 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,300 /sq mi).[1] The home venue of the Salangen IF team is located in Sjøvegan. Salangen Church is also located in the village.

Name[edit]

The name is the plural of "Sjøveg" which means vei ned til sjøen or "the way down to the sea".[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Sjøvegan" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-09-12. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Sjøvegan" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-03-31.