Dale, Hordaland

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View of the village
View of the village
Dale is located in Hordaland
Dale is located in Norway
Location in Hordaland county
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
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Hordaland
District Nordhordland
Municipality Vaksdal
 • Total 0.72 km2 (0.28 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 36 m (118 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 1,163
 • Density 1,615/km2 (4,180/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
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 Bergensbanen railway 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 Dalegarden village 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]


  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.