Bekkjarvik

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Bekkjarvik
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Bekkjarvik is located in Hordaland
Bekkjarvik
Bekkjarvik
Location in Hordaland county
Bekkjarvik is located in Norway
Bekkjarvik
Bekkjarvik
Bekkjarvik (Norway)
Coordinates: 60°00′29″N 05°12′02″E / 60.00806°N 5.20056°E / 60.00806; 5.20056Coordinates: 60°00′29″N 05°12′02″E / 60.00806°N 5.20056°E / 60.00806; 5.20056
CountryNorway
RegionWestern Norway
CountyHordaland
DistrictMidhordland
MunicipalityAustevoll
Area
 • Total0.77 km2 (0.30 sq mi)
Elevation11 m (36 ft)
Population
 (2013)[1]
 • Total485
 • Density630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
5397 Bekkjarvik

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).[1]

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.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Bekkjarvik, Austevoll (Hordaland)" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2015-01-02.
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Bekkjarvik" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2015-01-02.
  4. ^ Kokken & havet: Reker