|Møre og Romsdal|
|County||Møre og Romsdal|
|• Total||3.42 km2 (1.32 sq mi)|
|Elevation||0.5 m (1.6 ft)|
|• Density||1,178/km2 (3,050/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|Post Code||6600 Sunndalsøra|
Sunndalsøra (help·info) 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).
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.
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