Alnes

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Alnes
Village
Alnes on Godøya Island
Alnes on Godøya Island
Alnes is located in Møre og Romsdal
Alnes
Alnes
Location in Møre og Romsdal
Alnes is located in Norway
Alnes
Alnes
Alnes (Norway)
Coordinates: 62°29′08″N 05°58′27″E / 62.48556°N 5.97417°E / 62.48556; 5.97417Coordinates: 62°29′08″N 05°58′27″E / 62.48556°N 5.97417°E / 62.48556; 5.97417
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Møre og Romsdal
District Sunnmøre
Municipality Giske Municipality
Elevation[1] 15 m (49 ft)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code 6055 Godøya

Alnes is a small village in Giske Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located on the (isolated) north side of the island of Godøya, about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) northwest of the village of Leitebakk. The rest of the island's population is located on the southern half of the island, separated from Alnes by a large mountain. Alnes is accessible through a tunnel through the mountainous center part of the island.[2]

Alnes, Giske municipality, Møre og Romsdal county, Norway

The predominant feature of the village is the Alnes Lighthouse which was built in 1876. The lighthouse is still in operation and it is accessible for tourists. It also houses an art gallery and a small historical museum. In 2006, the population was 205, but as the population dropped below 200 the next year, so Alnes is no longer counted as an urban settlement and so the population is no longer tracked.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ "Alnes" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2010-09-28. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Alnes" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-07-14. 
  3. ^ Statistics Norway (2006). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality. 1 January 2006". Archived from the original on 1 October 2007. 
  4. ^ Statistics Norway (2007). "New and omitted urban settlements. 1 January 2007".