Å, Tranøy

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Å
Village
Å is located in Troms
Å
Å
Å is located in Norway
Å
Å
Location in Troms
Coordinates: 69°04′44″N 16°59′59″E / 69.07889°N 16.99972°E / 69.07889; 16.99972Coordinates: 69°04′44″N 16°59′59″E / 69.07889°N 16.99972°E / 69.07889; 16.99972
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Troms
District Midt-Troms
Municipality Tranøy
Elevation[1] 3 m (10 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 132
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 9392 Stonglandseidet

Å is a village in the municipality of Tranøy in Troms county, Norway. The village is home to 132 residents (2001).[2] The village is about 36 kilometres (22 mi) across the Vågsfjorden from the city of Harstad. There is a daycare in Å, but for school, church, and stores are located 8 km (5.0 mi) to the east in the neighboring village of Stonglandseidet.

The village of Å is located on the southern part of the island of Senja. The village is located near the Åvatnet lake and is in the Ådalen valley. A small river flows from the lake through the village and into the fjord. Å is located at the base of the 396-metre (1,299 ft) tall mountain, Åkollen. About 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the west is Skrollsvika where there is a ferry connection to Harstad.

The name[edit]

The village (originally a farm) was first mentioned in 1610 ("Aa"). The name is from Old Norse á, which means "(small) river".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Å, Tranøy" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  2. ^ Statistisk sentralbyrå (2001). "Folke- og boligtellingen 2001, kommune- og bydelshefter 1927 Tranøy" (PDF) (in Norwegian).