Brekken

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Brekken
Prahke
Brekkebygd
Village
View of the village church
View of the village church
Brekken is located in Trøndelag
Brekken
Brekken
Location of the village
Brekken is located in Norway
Brekken
Brekken
Brekken (Norway)
Coordinates: 62°38′54″N 11°51′55″E / 62.6484°N 11.8652°E / 62.6484; 11.8652Coordinates: 62°38′54″N 11°51′55″E / 62.6484°N 11.8652°E / 62.6484; 11.8652
Country Norway
Region Central Norway
County Trøndelag
District Gauldalen
Municipality Røros
Elevation[1] 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.[2]

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brekkebyd, Røros (Sør-Trøndelag)". yr.no. Retrieved 2018-01-13. 
  2. ^ a b Haugen, Morten, ed. (2017-07-18). "Brekken - bygd". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-01-13.