Ballstad

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Ballstad
Village
View of the village in the winter
View of the village in the winter
Ballstad is located in Nordland
Ballstad
Ballstad
Location in Nordland
Ballstad is located in Norway
Ballstad
Ballstad
Ballstad (Norway)
Coordinates: 68°04′27″N 13°32′42″E / 68.0743°N 13.5451°E / 68.0743; 13.5451Coordinates: 68°04′27″N 13°32′42″E / 68.0743°N 13.5451°E / 68.0743; 13.5451
CountryNorway
RegionNorthern Norway
CountyNordland
DistrictLofoten
MunicipalityVestvågøy
Area
 • Total0.78 km2 (0.30 sq mi)
Elevation9 m (30 ft)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total826
 • Density1,059/km2 (2,740/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
8373 Ballstad

Ballstad is a village in Vestvågøy Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on a small island off the southwestern tip of the island of Vestvågøya in the Lofoten archipelago. It is one of the largest fishing villages in Lofoten.[3]

Skottinden dominates over Ballstad

Ballstad is a coastal village situated near the mouth of Buksnesfjorden, where it meets Vestfjorden. The mountain Skottinden lies just west of the village and the village of Gravdal lies about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) to the north and the town of Leknes lies just north of Gravdal.

The 0.78-square-kilometre (190-acre) village has a population (2018) of 826 which gives the village a population density of 1,059 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,740/sq mi).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2018). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Ballstad, Vestvågøy (Nordland)". yr.no. Retrieved 2018-12-17.
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Ballstad" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-07-04.