Fedje (island)

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Fedje
Fedje from Hellisøy lighthouse.JPG
View of the south end of the island
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Location in Hordaland county
Geography
LocationHordaland, Norway
Coordinates60°46′N 4°43′E / 60.77°N 4.72°E / 60.77; 4.72Coordinates: 60°46′N 4°43′E / 60.77°N 4.72°E / 60.77; 4.72
Area7.2 km2 (2.8 sq mi)
Length4 km (2.5 mi)
Width2.5 km (1.55 mi)
Highest elevation47 m (154 ft)
Highest pointFedjebjørnen
Administration
Norway
CountyHordaland
MunicipalityFedje

Fedje is the largest island in Fedje municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. The 7.2-square-kilometre (2.8 sq mi) island is home to almost all of the municipality's residents. The island sits west of the Fedjefjorden, south of the mouth of the Fensfjorden, and north of the islands of Øygarden. The North Sea lies to the west of the island. The main population center on the island is the village of Fedje on the northern coast of the island. The southern coast of the island is the site of the other village on the island, Stormark. The 47-metre (154 ft) tall Fedjebjørnen is the highest point on the mountain. Hellisøy Lighthouse lies just off the southwestern coast of the island.[1]

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Fedje – øy i Fedje" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2014-04-02.