Vanna (Troms)

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Vanna / Vannøya
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View of the island
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Location in Troms
Geography
Location Troms, Norway
Coordinates 70°10′55″N 19°42′03″E / 70.1819°N 19.7008°E / 70.1819; 19.7008Coordinates: 70°10′55″N 19°42′03″E / 70.1819°N 19.7008°E / 70.1819; 19.7008
Area 232 km2 (90 sq mi)
Length 30 km (19 mi)
Width 16 km (9.9 mi)
Highest elevation 1,031 m (3,383 ft)
Highest point Vanntinden
Country
County Troms
Municipality Karlsøy
Demographics
Population 973 (as of 2001)

Vanna or Vannøya is a rocky island in the municipality of Karlsøy in Troms county, Norway. At 232 square kilometres (90 sq mi), Vanna is the 17th largest island in Norway by area. The highest peak is the mountain Vanntinden at a height of 1,031 metres (3,383 ft) above sea level. The population of the island (2001) is 973.[1] Vannvåg and Vannareid are the two main population centres on the island.[2] Sengskroken Church is located on the western coast of the island.

The islands of Nordkvaløya and Helgøya lie to the west of the island, and Nord-Fugløya and Arnøya lie to the east of it. Karlsøya, Reinøya, and Ringvassøya are located to the south of the island. There is ferry service to Karlsøya and Ringvassøya departing from the village of Skanningen on the southern tip of Vanna.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå (2001). Folke- og boligtellingen 2001, kommune- og bydelshefter 1936 Karsøy (PDF) (in Norwegian). 
  2. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Vanna" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-12-15.