Bygstad

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Bygstad
Village
View of the village in the foreground, along the fjord
View of the village in the foreground, along the fjord
Bygstad is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Bygstad
Bygstad
Bygstad is located in Norway
Bygstad
Bygstad
Location in Sogn og Fjordane county
Coordinates: 61°22′25″N 05°38′26″E / 61.37361°N 5.64056°E / 61.37361; 5.64056Coordinates: 61°22′25″N 05°38′26″E / 61.37361°N 5.64056°E / 61.37361; 5.64056
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Sogn og Fjordane
District Sunnfjord
Municipality Gaular
Elevation[1] 3 m (10 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 6977 Bygstad

Bygstad is a village in Gaular Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The village is located on the northern shore of the Dalsfjorden, about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) northwest of the innermost part of the fjord. The municipal center, Sande, is about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the southeast of Bygstad and Førde Airport, Bringeland sits about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) east of the village.

The village is an old church site where there once was a stave church here dating back to the 13th century. The present Bygstad Church was built in 1845 and it serves the western part of the municipality of Gaular.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bygstad" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Bygstad" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-12-02.