View of Aurlandsvangen
|County||Sogn og Fjordane|
|• Total||0.73 km2 (0.28 sq mi)|
|Elevation||3 m (10 ft)|
|• Density||1,064/km2 (2,760/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
Aurlandsvangen (Urban East Norwegian: [²æʉrlɑnsˌvɑŋːn̩]) is the administrative center of the municipality of Aurland in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The village is located on the east side of the Aurlandsfjorden (a branch of the main Sognefjorden) where the Aurlandselvi river flows into the fjord. The village of Undredal and the famous Nærøyfjord are located just a few kilometres to the northwest. Aurlandsvangen is located on the European route E16 highway about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northeast of the village of Flåm and 32 kilometres (20 mi) southwest of the village of Lærdalsøyri (through the Lærdal Tunnel).
The Lærdal Tunnel has its western end on the south side of Aurlandsvangen, and it heads east through the Aurlandsfjellet mountains before reaching the eastern end of the tunnel near Tønjum in Lærdal municipality. The tunnel replaces the old Sogn og Fjordane County Road 243 which goes over the mountains between Aurland and Lærdal.
The 0.73-square-kilometre (180-acre) village has a population (2013) of 777, giving the village a population density of 1,064 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,760/sq mi). The Vangen Church (built 1202) is located in Aurlandsvangen. The lake Fretheimsdalsvatnet is located about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southeast of the village of Aurlandsvangen. It contains Aurland Stadion.
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