Sula, Sogn og Fjordane

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Sula
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Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Geography
Location Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
Coordinates 61°08′N 04°55′E / 61.133°N 4.917°E / 61.133; 4.917Coordinates: 61°08′N 04°55′E / 61.133°N 4.917°E / 61.133; 4.917
Area 116 km2 (45 sq mi)[1]
Length 18 km (11.2 mi)
Width 11 km (6.8 mi)
Highest elevation 569 m (1,867 ft)
Highest point Krakhellenipa
Country
County Sogn og Fjordane
Municipality Solund Municipality
Demographics
Population 525 (as of 2001)
Density 4.5 /km2 (11.7 /sq mi)[1]

Sula (also called Indre Solundøy) is an island in the municipality of Solund in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The 116-square-kilometre (45 sq mi) island is the main island of the municipality. The island is located at the mouth of the Sognefjorden on the north side of the Sognesjøen, about 18 kilometres (11 mi) east of Holmebåen, the westernmost point in Norway. The largest village on the island is Hardbakke. The other main village area is Hersvikbygda on the northern part of the island.[1]

The island has a ferry service from the village of Krakhella to Rutledal in Gulen on the mainland and also to the village of Losnegard on the neighboring island of Losna, immediately to the east of Sula. Just southwest of Hardbakke, there is a bridge from Sula to the neighboring island of Steinsundøyna to the west. A narrow 65-metre (213 ft) wide channel separates the two islands.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Store norske leksikon. "Sula øy" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-08-12.