View of the village church
|Elevation||707 m (2,320 ft)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+01:00)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+02:00)|
|Post Code||7370 Brekkebygd|
Brekken or Brekkebygd (Southern Sami: Prahke) is a mountain village in Røros municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. The village is located at the eastern end of the lake Aursunden, just about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) west of the border with Sweden and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northeast of the town of Røros.
The village has a school, shop, gas station, post office, bank, sports fields, and Brekken Church. The small Brekken airport opened in August 2009. The mountains around Brekken are easily accessible and offer various hiking opportunities in summer and winter. With all the nearby lakes and rivers, the area abounds in good fishing. The area contains several sites of interest to botanists, geologists and ornithologists. The village was settled in the mid-1600s when the mining industry began in the Røros area.
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