Aldra

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Aldra
Aldra A.jpg
Aldra seen from the mainland
Location in Nordland
Location in Nordland
Geography
Location Nordland, Norway
Coordinates 66°25′34″N 13°03′58″E / 66.4262°N 13.0660°E / 66.4262; 13.0660Coordinates: 66°25′34″N 13°03′58″E / 66.4262°N 13.0660°E / 66.4262; 13.0660
Area 24 km2 (9.3 sq mi)
Length 7 km (4.3 mi)
Width 5 km (3.1 mi)
Highest elevation 967 m (3,173 ft)
Highest point Hjarttinden
Administration
County Nordland
Municipality Lurøy

Aldra is an island in the municipality of Lurøy in Nordland county, Norway. It is located just off the mainland coast, north of the village of Haugland and west of Brattland. The island is separated from the mainland by the Aldersundet. The islands of Stigen and Lurøya lie to the west. The village of Aldra lies on the southeastern side of the island.[1]

Aldra island is used as a VLF-transmission site. An antenna, spanning the fjord to Brattland, was used as part of the OMEGA Navigation System until 1997. That antenna was dismantled in 2002.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Lurøy" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-01-26. 

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