Skjervøy (village)

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Skjervøy
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Skjervøy is located in Troms
Skjervøy
Skjervøy
Location in Troms
Coordinates: 70°01′52″N 20°58′17″E / 70.03111°N 20.97139°E / 70.03111; 20.97139Coordinates: 70°01′52″N 20°58′17″E / 70.03111°N 20.97139°E / 70.03111; 20.97139
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Troms
District Nord-Troms
Municipality Skjervøy
Area[1]
 • Total 1.25 km2 (0.48 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 2,341
 • Density 1,873/km2 (4,850/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 9180 Skjervøy

Skjervøy is a village and the administrative centre in the municipality of Skjervøy in Troms county, Norway. The village is located on the island of Skjervøya along the Kvænangen, near the mouth of the Reisafjorden. The 1.25-square-kilometre (310-acre) village has a population (2013) of 2,341, which gives the village a population density of 1,873 inhabitants per square kilometre (4,850/sq mi).[1]

View of the village

The village is based around the fishing industry. It is a stop on the Hurtigruten express boats. The historic Skjervøy Church is located in this village. The village is connected to the mainland by the Skattørsundet Bridge (which connects to Kågen island) and then the Maursund Tunnel (which connects Kågen to the mainland).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Skjervøy" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-12-23. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Skjervøy – tettstedet" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-12-23.