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
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Sogn og Fjordane
District Sunnfjord
Municipality Fjaler
Area[1]
 • Total 1.11 km2 (0.43 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 13 m (43 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 1,077
 • Density 970/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
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 2010-07-31. 
  3. ^ Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dale Retrieved 2014-02-10

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