Aspøy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Aspøy
Aspøya
Aksla aalesund MH5Y3793.jpg
Ålesund as seen from the hill Aksla. The island in the middle is Aspøya.
Aspøya is located in Møre og Romsdal
Aspøya
Aspøya
Location of the island
Aspøya is located in Norway
Aspøya
Aspøya
Aspøya (Norway)
Geography
LocationMøre og Romsdal, Norway
Coordinates62°28′19″N 6°08′49″E / 62.472041°N 6.146851°E / 62.472041; 6.146851Coordinates: 62°28′19″N 6°08′49″E / 62.472041°N 6.146851°E / 62.472041; 6.146851
Area0.6 km2 (0.23 sq mi)
Length1.8 km (1.12 mi)
Width500 m (1,600 ft)
Highest elevation52 m (171 ft)
Highest pointStorhaugen
Administration
Norway
CountyMøre og Romsdal
MunicipalityÅlesund Municipality
Demographics
Population3376 (2015)

Aspøya is an island in Ålesund Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The 0.6-square-kilometre (0.23 sq mi) island is one of the islands on which the city of Ålesund is built. The other islands are Hessa (to the west) and Nørvøya (to the east). Aspøya is the location of the 1904 Ålesund Fire.

The small island has some residential development around Ålesund Church. Other than that, most of the island is made up of industrial and commercial developments.[1] The western terminus of the European route E136 highway is on the island of Aspøya. The 0.6-square-kilometre (150-acre) island has a population (2015) of 3,376.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Aspøy – øy og bydel i Ålesund" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-07-20.

External links[edit]