Bleik

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Bleik
Village
View Bleik seen from Mount Røyken
View Bleik seen from Mount Røyken
Bleik is located in Nordland
Bleik
Bleik
Bleik is located in Norway
Bleik
Bleik
Location in Nordland
Coordinates: 69°16′21″N 15°57′20″E / 69.27250°N 15.95556°E / 69.27250; 15.95556Coordinates: 69°16′21″N 15°57′20″E / 69.27250°N 15.95556°E / 69.27250; 15.95556
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Vesterålen
Municipality Andøy
Area[1]
 • Total 0.36 km2 (0.14 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 460
 • Density 1,278/km2 (3,310/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 8481 Bleik

Bleik is a fishing village in the municipality of Andøy in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the northwestern part of the island of Andøya, about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southwest of the town of Andenes. The 0.36-square-kilometre (89-acre) village of Bleik has a population (2013) of 460. The population density is 1,278 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,310/sq mi).[1][3]

Bleiksøya with its sea bird colony

The triangle-shaped island off the coast is called Bleiksøya. This island is the biggest resort of puffins in all of Norway. The lake Bleiksvatnet lies just south of the village.

Bleik has one of the longest beaches in Norway, and it is said that the beach is the reason for the village's name. The beach is white, and bleik is a word for white/pale in the Norwegian language. In the village, there is a horse barn, a school, and a small convenience store. Tourist information, puffin safari, a camping site and pubs are also available in the village.

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Bleik, Andøy" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-08-05. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Bleik" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-08-05.