Bjørkelangen

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Bjørkelangen
Village
Bjørkelangen seen from Eidslia
Bjørkelangen seen from Eidslia
Bjørkelangen is located in Akershus
Bjørkelangen
Bjørkelangen
Location in Akershus
Coordinates: 59°53′04″N 11°34′10″E / 59.88444°N 11.56944°E / 59.88444; 11.56944Coordinates: 59°53′04″N 11°34′10″E / 59.88444°N 11.56944°E / 59.88444; 11.56944
CountryNorway
CountyAkershus
DistrictRomerike
MunicipalityAurskog-Høland
Area
 • Total2.76 km2 (1.07 sq mi)
Population
 (2015)[1]
 • Total3,196
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
1940

Bjørkelangen is a village of 3,196 inhabitants (January 2015 figures) [1] in the Akershus county of south-eastern Norway. Located immediately north of Lake Bjørkelangen, it became the administrative centre of the Aurskog-Høland municipality in 1966.

The village is home to a primary school, a junior high school, and two senior high schools: Bjørkelangen Videregående Skole,[2] which is a traditional high school offering a broad academic curriculum, and Kjelle Videregående Skole,[3] which focuses on agricultural and forestry education.

Commercial facilities in Bjørkelangen include three grocery stores (Rimi, REMA1000, and COOP Prix) and two petrol stations (Shell and Esso), as well as a number of clothing stores and other retail outlets in close proximity to the main, pedestrianized street.

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