Birkeland, Aust-Agder

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View of the village
View of the village
Birkeland is located in Aust-Agder
Location of the village
Birkeland is located in Norway
Birkeland (Norway)
Coordinates: 58°19′51″N 8°13′56″E / 58.3308°N 08.2323°E / 58.3308; 08.2323Coordinates: 58°19′51″N 8°13′56″E / 58.3308°N 08.2323°E / 58.3308; 08.2323
Country Norway
Region Southern Norway
County Aust-Agder
Municipality Birkenes
 • Total 2.05 km2 (0.79 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 51 m (167 ft)
Population (2016)[1]
 • Total 2,819
 • Density 1,375/km2 (3,560/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code 4760 Birkeland

Birkeland is the administrative centre of the municipality of Birkenes in Aust-Agder county, Norway. The village is located on the eastern shore of the river Tovdalselva, across the river from the village of Flakk. The Norwegian National Road 41 runs through the village. The village is located about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northeast of the city of Kristiansand and about 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) northwest of Lillesand.[3]

The 2.05-square-kilometre (510-acre) village has a population (2016) of 2,819 which gives the village a population density of 1,375 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,560/sq mi).[1]

The old Lillesand–Flaksvand Line was a railway line that passed through Birkeland, but it was closed in 1953. The newspaper Birkenesavisa is published in Birkeland.[4] The Southern Norway Folk high school is located in Birkeland and the Birkenes Church is located just south of Birkeland in the small village of Mollestad.


  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2016). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Birkeland, Birkenes (Aust-Agder)". Retrieved 2017-08-19.
  3. ^ Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2016-01-29). "Birkeland". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2017-08-19.
  4. ^ "Birkenesavisa: Om Birkenesavisa" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2017-08-19.