Abbedisso

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Abbedisso
Village
Abbedisso is located in Hordaland
Abbedisso
Abbedisso
Abbedisso is located in Norway
Abbedisso
Abbedisso
Location in Hordaland county
Coordinates: 60°32′18″N 05°01′01″E / 60.53833°N 5.01694°E / 60.53833; 5.01694Coordinates: 60°32′18″N 05°01′01″E / 60.53833°N 5.01694°E / 60.53833; 5.01694
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Hordaland
District Midhordland
Municipality Askøy
Elevation[1] 18 m (59 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 5314 Kjerrgarden

Abbedisso is a small village in the municipality of Askøy in Hordaland county, Norway. It is located along the Herdlefjorden near the northwestern tip of the island of Askøy. The village of Io lies directly to the north on the island of Holsnøy, just across the fjord.

The name Abbedisso is very similar to the Norwegian language word abbedisse meaning abbess, as in the head of a nunnery. During Catholic times in Norway, there may have been a nunnery in this area.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abbedisso, Askøy (Hordaland)" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2014-11-13. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "abbedisse" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-11-13.