Etnesjøen

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Etnesjøen
Etne
Village
Etnesjøen is located in Hordaland
Etnesjøen
Etnesjøen
Etnesjøen is located in Norway
Etnesjøen
Etnesjøen
Location in Hordaland county
Coordinates: 59°39′55″N 05°56′13″E / 59.66528°N 5.93694°E / 59.66528; 5.93694Coordinates: 59°39′55″N 05°56′13″E / 59.66528°N 5.93694°E / 59.66528; 5.93694
Country Norway
Region Western Norway
County Hordaland
District Sunnhordland
Municipality Etne
Area[1]
 • Total 1.17 km2 (0.45 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 1,159
 • Density 991/km2 (2,570/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 5590 Etne

Etnesjøen or Etne is the administrative centre of Etne municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. The village is located at the inner end of the Etnefjorden, along the European route E134 highway, about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south of the village of Skånevik and about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) northeast of the village of Ølensjøen (in neighboring Vindafjord municipality).[3]

The village is located along the river Etneelva in a large river valley surrounded by mountains and a fjord. The lake Løkjelsvatnet lies about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) west of the centre of the village of Etnesjøen. There are three historic churches in the greater Etnesjøen area: Gjerde Church, Grindheim Church, and Stødle Church.

The 1.17-square-kilometre (290-acre) village has a population (2013) of 1159, giving the village a population density of 991 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,570/sq mi).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Etne (Hordaland)" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  3. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Etnesjøen" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2015-03-31.