Sunndalsøra

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Sunndalsøra
Village
Sunndalsøra viewed from the mountain Litlkalkinn.  The estuary of the river Driva is clearly visible, as is the aluminium plant.  The Sunndalsfjord stretches out to northwest towards Kristiansund
Sunndalsøra viewed from the mountain Litlkalkinn. The estuary of the river Driva is clearly visible, as is the aluminium plant. The Sunndalsfjord stretches out to northwest towards Kristiansund
Sunndalsøra is located in Møre og Romsdal
Sunndalsøra
Sunndalsøra
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Coordinates: 62°40′31″N 08°33′05″E / 62.67528°N 8.55139°E / 62.67528; 8.55139Coordinates: 62°40′31″N 08°33′05″E / 62.67528°N 8.55139°E / 62.67528; 8.55139
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Møre og Romsdal
District Nordmøre
Municipality Sunndal Municipality
Area[1]
 • Total 3.42 km2 (1.32 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 0.5 m (1.6 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 4,030
 • Density 1,178/km2 (3,050/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6600 Sunndalsøra

About this sound Sunndalsøra  is a village and the administrative centre of Sunndal Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located at the mouth of the river Driva at the beginning of the Sunndalsfjorden. It is about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) west of Hoelsand, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southeast of Øksendalsøra, and about 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) west of Grøa. The 3.42-square-kilometre (850-acre) village has a population (2013) of 4,030; which gives the village a population density of 1,178 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,050/sq mi).[1]

The village is the largest in Sunndal Municipality and it is home to Hov Church, the main church for the parish. Norwegian National Road 70 runs through the municipality on its way from Kristiansund to Oppdal. Norsk Hydro operates an aluminium plant at Sunndalsøra. About 900 employees work at the plant, which has been operating since 1954. In 2004, the plant was modernized to become the biggest and among the most modern aluminium plants in Europe, greatly reducing pollution. In addition to aluminium related research, aquaculture research also takes place in Sunndalsøra.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Sunndalsøra" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Sunndalsøra" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-04-25.