View Bleik seen from Mount Røyken
|• Total||0.36 km2 (0.14 sq mi)|
|Elevation||7 m (23 ft)|
|• 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).
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.
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