Dale, Sogn og Fjordane

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Dale

Dale i Sunnfjord
Village
Dale i Sunnfjord
Dale i Sunnfjord
Dale is located in Sogn og Fjordane
Dale
Dale
Location in Sogn og Fjordane
Coordinates: 61°21′47″N 05°23′53″E / 61.36306°N 5.39806°E / 61.36306; 5.39806
CountryNorway
RegionWestern Norway
CountySogn og Fjordane
DistrictSunnfjord
MunicipalityFjaler
Area
 • Total1.11 km2 (0.43 sq mi)
Elevation13 m (43 ft)
Population
(2013)[1]
 • Total1,077
 • Density970/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
6963 Dale i Sunnfjord

Dale or Dale i Sunnfjord is the administrative centre of the municipality of Fjaler in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The village is located at the mouth of the river Vassdalselva on the southern shore of the Dalsfjorden in the northern part of Fjaler, about 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) northeast of the village of Flekke and about 20 kilometres (12 mi) west of the village of Bygstad (in Gaular municipality).

The 1.11-square-kilometre (270-acre) village has a population (2013) of 1,077; giving the village a population density of 970 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,500/sq mi).[1]

In December 2013 a new bridge, connecting Dale with the municipality Askvoll on the northern site of the fjord was opened and replaced the ferry route between Dale and Eikenes.

Also located in Dale is the Nordic Artists' Centre Dale, an artist-in-residence centre hosting international visual artists over periods of 2 or 3 months.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Jakob Sande (1906–1967): Norwegian writer, poet, and folk singer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality".
  2. ^ "Dale" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 31 July 2010.
  3. ^ Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dale Archived 10 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 10 February 2014

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