Dale, Hordaland

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Dale

Dalekvam
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Dale is located in Hordaland
Dale
Dale
Location in Hordaland county
Dale is located in Norway
Dale
Dale
Dale (Norway)
Coordinates: 60°35′11″N 05°49′07″E / 60.58639°N 5.81861°E / 60.58639; 5.81861Coordinates: 60°35′11″N 05°49′07″E / 60.58639°N 5.81861°E / 60.58639; 5.81861
CountryNorway
RegionWestern Norway
CountyHordaland
DistrictNordhordland
MunicipalityVaksdal
Area
 • Total0.72 km2 (0.28 sq mi)
Elevation36 m (118 ft)
Population
 (2013)[1]
 • Total1,163
 • Density1,615/km2 (4,180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
5722 Dalekvam

Dale or Dalekvam is the administrative centre of Vaksdal municipality, in Hordaland county, Norway. The village lies at the western end of the Bergsdalen valley, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) northeast of the village of Stanghelle on the shore of the Veafjorden. The village lies along the European route E16, the Bergen Line (and Dale Station), and the river Daleelva. The 0.72-square-kilometre (180-acre) urban area of Dale has a population (2013) of 1,163; giving the village area a population density of 1,615 inhabitants per square kilometre (4,180/sq mi).[1] The small village of Dalegarden at the southern end of Dale is included in the "urban area" of Dale.

View of the local train station

Dale Church is located in the village. The village is also the site of the international Dale of Norway company which manufactures wool sweaters and outdoor jackets. There is also a textile mill and other small industries.[3] The newspaper VaksdalPosten has been published in Dale since 1987.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Dale, Vaksdal" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Dale – tettsted i Vaksdal" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-05-02.
  4. ^ VaksdalPosten: Fakta on VP.