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
Ballstad is located in Norway
Ballstad
Ballstad
Location in Nordland
Coordinates: 68°04′27″N 13°32′42″E / 68.07417°N 13.54500°E / 68.07417; 13.54500Coordinates: 68°04′27″N 13°32′42″E / 68.07417°N 13.54500°E / 68.07417; 13.54500
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Lofoten
Municipality Vestvågøy
Area[1]
 • Total 0.75 km2 (0.29 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 818
 • Density 1,091/km2 (2,830/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 8373 Ballstad

Ballstad is a village in the municipality of Vestvågøy 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.

The 0.75-square-kilometre (190-acre) village of Ballstad has a population (2013) of 818. The population density is 1,091 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,830/sq mi).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Ballstad" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-07-04. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Ballstad" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-07-04.