Ålhus

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Ålhus
Village
Ålhus is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Ålhus
Ålhus
Ålhus is located in Norway
Ålhus
Ålhus
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Coordinates: 61°31′49″N 06°13′55″E / 61.53028°N 6.23194°E / 61.53028; 6.23194Coordinates: 61°31′49″N 06°13′55″E / 61.53028°N 6.23194°E / 61.53028; 6.23194
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Sogn og Fjordane
District Sunnfjord
Municipality Jølster
Elevation[1] 210 m (690 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 262
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6847 Vassenden

Ålhus is a small village in the municipality of Jølster in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located along the European route E39 highway on the northern side of the lake Jølstravatnet, in a largely agricultural area. Ålhus is located about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) west of the villages of Helgheim and Skei and about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) northeast of the villages of Vassenden and Langhaugane.

Ålhus is the millennium center of Jølster, due to its historical significance. Audun Hugleiksson erected a stone castle called Audunborg here in the 13th century. Ålhus Church, the oldest church in the municipality, is also located here. Nikolai Astrup, the famous Norwegian painter, grew up here.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ålhus, Jølster" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2013-11-25. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Ålhus" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-08-07.