Askrova

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Askrova
Norway - Askrova.png
Location (in red) in Sogn og Fjordane county
Geography
Location Flora, Norway
Coordinates 61°30′52″N 4°56′59″E / 61.5145°N 4.9496°E / 61.5145; 4.9496Coordinates: 61°30′52″N 4°56′59″E / 61.5145°N 4.9496°E / 61.5145; 4.9496
Area 7.8 km2 (3.0 sq mi)
Length 5 km (3.1 mi)
Width 2 km (1.2 mi)
Highest elevation 220 m (720 ft)
Highest point Skara
Administration
County Sogn og Fjordane
Municipality Flora
Demographics
Population 143 (2001)

Askrova is an island in the municipality of Flora in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. It is located along the Brufjorden, near the mouth of the Førdefjorden, about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) northwest of the island of Svanøya. Askrova sits about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) southwest of the town of Florø and about the same distance southeast of the island of Reksta. The population of the 7.8-square-kilometre (3.0 sq mi) island (2001) was 143, with most residents living on the south and west shores of the island. The 219-metre (719 ft) tall mountain Skara is the highest point on the island.[1][2] Askrova Chapel is located on the island.

The main industry for the island is fishing. In 1936, there was a record catch of herring at Askrova. Official figures put it at between 100,000 to 120,000 hectolitres (2,200,000 to 2,600,000 imp gal; 2,600,000 to 3,200,000 US gal) of herring. It was the biggest catch to date in Sogn og Fjordane county.

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