View of the village
|• Total||0.77 km2 (0.30 sq mi)|
|Elevation||11 m (36 ft)|
|• Density||630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
Bekkjarvik is a village in Austevoll municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. The village is located on the northeastern coast of the island of Selbjørn. The 0.77-square-kilometre (190-acre) village of Bekkjarvik has a population (2013) of 485, giving the village a population density of 630 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,600/sq mi).
The village is an old trading post, with an inn that has been in operation since the 17th century. There was also a barrel factory. Today, the inn is still in operation and most of the economy centers around the seasonal fishing industry. Bekkjarvik Church has been located in this village since 1895. The Selbjørn Bridge runs from Bekkjarvik across a small strait to the nearby island of Huftarøy.
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