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View of the village
View of the village
Forsøl is located in Finnmark
Location in Finnmark
Coordinates: 70°43′18″N 23°48′22″E / 70.72167°N 23.80611°E / 70.72167; 23.80611Coordinates: 70°43′18″N 23°48′22″E / 70.72167°N 23.80611°E / 70.72167; 23.80611
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Finnmark
District Vest-Finnmark
Municipality Hammerfest
 • Total 0.14 km2 (0.05 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 14 m (46 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Total 231
 • Density 1,650/km2 (4,300/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 9600 Hammerfest

Forsøl is a fishing village in Hammerfest Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. It is located on the northeastern coast of the island of Kvaløya, about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) northeast of the town of Hammerfest. The 0.14-square-kilometre (35-acre) village has a population (2013) of 231, giving the village a population density of 1,650 inhabitants per square kilometre (4,300/sq mi).[1]

German observation post in the hills overlooking Forsøl during the Second World War

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  1. ^ a b c Statistisk sentralbyrå (1 January 2013). "Urban settlements. Population and area, by municipality.". 
  2. ^ "Forsøl" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-02-01.